2016 Sessions

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Melbourne in the future

Session Details 

  • Host: Harry Barber (LinkedIn)
  • Organisation: Phillip Boyle & Associates
  • Session: 2 
  • Location: Yarra Room

Session Notes:


Think about living in a city of 10 million in 2051.

What would the city look like? What would put look like? What is a city of 3 million cars look like.


double people - is there double the roads? Then we need significant 

some fficiency, longer trains, better cars. 

Question about centralisation, regionalisation, and globalisation. Get to a state where there is counter flow.


Tony. startup point. 1950 to now. Double population. If we continue as works most liveable city will make us get to 10mill whether it's 2051, 2061, 2065. We need to focus on heavy rail. Limit inner space means we need to go under?


Jacky City of Yarra. look at other 10mil cities. All network systems. We have radial. We Think all jobs in city but this isn't true. We can't get to a 10mil city unless we get into this network thinking.


Reality Melbourne is low density. Other 10mil are high density around railway station. Will need to adapt or change? 


Our existing plans and decision focuses on 'catchup'. We need to embrace new thinking. 


Tony - core needs to be bigger . Multiple routes through with a inner network.


Jacky - 3 trillion propping up car industry. Benefits to the industry declining. 


El - we can speak about using pt etc. but urban planning needs to change. E.g. Can't keep increasing urban growth boundary. If car continues to be cheapest and fastest option, it won't work.


Value capture. Development tax that allow some (public) transport tobe paid for ? Sydney is doing.


Harry's presentation

historically when there is an issue - we track it statistically to get a better understanding & in order to make better-informed decisions.

Harry suggests we should track a number of key vehicle fleet statistics

If municipalities don't know where they are and where they are heading to? How can they make decisions?


Things to track:

  • motorisation rate
  • resident vehicle flee
  • zero car households



Mat - Planning needs to be independent of politics. For long term public transport planning

E.g. Infrastructure Victoria report with congestion charging. Immediately ruled out by both sides.

Els & Mat - PT planning needs to be interdisciplinary - consistent and evidence based.