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The Liveability Project

The Liveability Project seeks to identify the liveability indicators that makes the towns and suburbs across Interface Councils (including Mitchell Shire), a destination to live . It is in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services and RMIT.

The initial project provides a baseline of what the minimum requirements are for liveability, and will assist Mitchell Shire with its future planning by ensuring these liveability indicators are part of precinct design and planning.

The project feeds into a statewide campaign that calls for a whole-of-government response to address the liveability challenges being experienced in the Melbourne’s outer suburbs.

Tell us what you need as a resident – take the Liveability Survey

To help make Mitchell Shire's towns and suburbs even better places to live, work, learn and play, tell us what changes are needed to let you get on with your life the way you want to live it. Do you need better public transport? Less congestion on the road? Better access to shops, services and amenities by foot? Or is it just being able to access a GP or a pharmacist quickly when you need it? Join the #TheLiveabilityProject and take the online survey.

Share your story of life in Mitchell Shire

You can get involved by sharing videos, photos and stories that shine a spotlight on the daily challenges you face living in Mitchell Shire, particularly in the new growth areas. Victoria’s decision-makers need to understand how better access to the jobs, services and infrastructure in Melbourne’s outer suburbs can alter lives.

Share your stories and help spread the word by following The Liveability Project on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter or find out more on the Interface Councils website.

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This page was last updated on 7 July 2020.