Policy Pillar One
Land Use & Zoning
Melbourne is Australia's fastest growing city. It should also be the most affordable, liveable, and sustainable.
A tangled web of restrictions currently limits Melbourne's ability to grow and use land efficiently. Much of our inner-city land is locked into 'Neighbourhood Residential Zones', which restrict buildings to two storeys, and does not allow for the mixed-use development that characterises so many of our city's most beloved, walkable streets.
Zoning and land use restrictions make land scarce, and drive up housing costs significantly.
YIMBY Melbourne wants to see broad upzoning, enabling soft density across the inner-city, upending the current regime of scarcity, and creating housing abundance.
This upzoning will also help to combat suburban sprawl, which sees new housing and poorer people pushed further and further away from the city. Through zoning and land use reform, Melbourne can see more homes built where people want to live.