How dare the Urban Development Institute of Australia tell the State Government that it should set housing targets for each council to cope with Melbourne's rapid population growth and then if we don't meet the targets they set we will be victimised.  They even specifically mentioned Boroondara and Stonnington as not pulling their weight and referred to NIMBYs. As a resident of Boroondara I can assure the Development Institute that Boroondara is being flooded with buildings to such an extent that the whole neighbourhood character is being ruined, what on earth do they want. High rise on every suburban street?
The real problem is that Melbourne is getting too many people coming to the city. Even Planning Minister Wynne is quoted as saying that Melbourne has the highest growth rate of any city in the developed world. We have been saying this for years as we see it's livability being wrecked. People all across Melbourne are complaining as they see their areas being overcrowded and over developed. The Federal Government must reduce immigration - tell them we are full to bursting. Do they want to turn us into a dense third world city with polluted gridlocked streets?
Many of us are saying, having watched the Royal Commission into the Banking World, that it is time for a Royal Commission to examine the Developers World.
Below is the article that caused the suggestion that we need a Royal Commission into how development is conducted in this country.
"Develop or be punished," by John Masanauskas. (Herald Sun, 2 June 2018.
A DEVELOPER lobby has called for suburbs which don’t pull their weight on housing supply to be punished with less investment in infrastructure.
Urban Development Institute of Australia state CEO Danni Addison said the state government should set housing targets for each council area to cope with Melbourne’s rapid population growth.
“That new housing stock, if delivered, should be accompanied by infrastructure investment from government,” she told a UDIA event yesterday.
“And if it’s not delivered where it should be, then investment in infrastructure in those areas should be restricted.”
Developers told the event councils like Boroondara and Stonnington were not providing their share of new housing.
Ms Addison said there were “politically unpalatable areas of Melbourne where growth is uncomfortable ideologically or from a position of NIMBYism (not in my backyard)”.
“But if that growth were to be followed and serviced by infrastructure, then I think the community would definitely be more at ease,” she said.
Planning Minister Richard Wynne said Melbourne had the highest growth rate of any city in the developed world."