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Room for improvement in energy efficiency of Victorian rentals

It’s perhaps unsurprising that Victoria’s rental homes are typically less energy efficient than owner-occupied properties. About 1 in 3 homes are rentals, so improving their energy efficiency is a no-brainer. Renters would save money on their energy bills, and the property may be more appealing – but there’s another big winner: the environment. Better energy […]

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Government infrastructure plan released in response to 30-year infrastructure strategy

Infrastructure Victoria, the state’s independent advisory body, welcomes the release of the Victorian Government’s five-year infrastructure plan. The plan responds to the 30-year infrastructure strategy developed by the advisory body, Victoria’s infrastructure strategy 2021–2051, which was presented to the Victorian Parliament in August this year. In its second cross-sectoral strategy, Infrastructure Victoria made 94 recommendations […]

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Working from home will spur city jobs and longer commutes

Victorians who can work from home will live further away from their workplaces but the central city’s dominance as a strong employment centre will be reinforced, new long-term modelling by the state’s independent infrastructure body finds. Infrastructure Victoria Acting CEO Jonathan Spear said: “Speculation is rife about the COVID-19 pandemic’s longer-term effects on Victoria’s cities […]

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Social infrastructure for Melbourne’s growth areas: webinar

Population growth is rapidly outstripping the supply of vital social infrastructure in Melbourne’s seven fastest growing local government areas. It’s why we’ve recommended the Victorian Government increase funding to support local governments to plan and deliver new libraries and aquatic centres in Melton, Cardinia, Casey, Hume, Mitchell, Whittlesea and Wyndham over the next five years. […]

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Harnessing the competitive strengths of Victoria’s regions

Victorians living regionally have been through a lot in recent years. Devastating bushfires, floods, droughts and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic have taken a heavy toll on regional and rural Victorians, their communities, environments and infrastructure. But with every challenge comes opportunity, as time and time again regional Victorians have shown their resilience and ability to […]

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Let’s make public transport fares cheaper to get Melbourne moving again

The next time you touch on your Myki, consider this: up to 70% of peak bus services are running at less than a third of their capacity. Despite this, we charge the same fare for these buses as we do for long distance train commutes during peak hour. The price for a metropolitan, zone 1 […]

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Transporting Melbourne’s recovery: immediate policy actions to get Melbourne moving

As restrictions start to ease across Melbourne, permanent off-peak discounts for public transport, cheaper fares for buses, flexible start and finish times for workers and safer cycling infrastructure is key to getting the city and the state’s economy moving again. In this webinar, we look at the findings of our report on Transporting Melbourne’s recovery. […]

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More investment in libraries needed to bridge Victoria’s digital divide

When was the last time you dropped into your local library? If you’re finding that it’s been a while, you might want to dust off that old library card as a lot has changed in recent times. In an increasingly digital age, Victoria’s public libraries are offering more than just books for loan, they’re building […]

Resignation of Infrastructure Victoria CEO Michel Masson

Statement from Infrastructure Victoria Chair Jim Miller It is with mixed feelings that I confirm Infrastructure Victoria’s inaugural CEO, Michel Masson, will end his tenure with the organisation at the end of this month. Michel has led Infrastructure Victoria since early 2016, during which time he has been the driving force in establishing our organisation […]

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Community infrastructure lagging in Melbourne’s growth suburbs

Population growth is rapidly outstripping the supply of vital social infrastructure in Melbourne’s seven fastest growing local government areas, a new report by the state’s independent infrastructure advisory body shows. Infrastructure Victoria’s latest research, Social infrastructure in Melbourne’s growth areas, finds that Wyndham, for example, has one aquatic recreation centre for every 149,000 residents, compared […]

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