Plan Melbourne

The 20-minute city, associated health benefits and expanding middle Melbourne

21st Aug 2017
The notion of Melbourne becoming a 20-minute City has been explored heavily in recent times. Seeking to provide Melburnians with the ability to 'live locally', the 20-minute City, in Essence ,... Read more

Residential zone reforms announced by Spring Street

12th Mar 2017
Since the introduction of the new residential zones in 2014, ratio: have been actively involved advocating about issues surrounding their implementation. Collaborating with other consultants, ratio:... Read more

Comment: Plan Melbourne must enshrine steps to purge our insidious car culture

26th Oct 2015
We are nearing the first anniversary of the Andrews Government, they certainly have hit the ground running and set a lot of inter-related policy areas in a different direction. It is just a pity that... Read more

Spring Street launches Plan Melbourne reboot, discussion paper

22nd Oct 2015
The Planning Minister Richard Wynne has launched the rebooted Plan Melbourne as well as a discussion paper for consultation. A media release distributed on Thursday morning states "The Andrews Labor... Read more

The Planning Minister Richard Wynne on Better Apartments

3rd Jun 2015
Walking around some of Melbourne’s best-designed apartments recently, I was struck by how much design could make a small space feel like a home. I was on the Robin Boyd Foundation’s exemplary... Read more