Port Phillip is an attractive employment destination that will see a continued growth in jobs, however residential uses are at risk of ‘crowding out’ commercial uses.
Council should consider the City’s employment needs and trends to facilitate local jobs, protect creative industries and strengthen employment precincts.
Activity centres in Port Phillip will need to grow and evolve to meet the demand of an increasing population and to be the foundation for the 10-minute walking neighbourhoods.
The potential for growth and change in many of these centres is limited by heritage fabric and small allotments. Council should define the role and function of activity centres and consider their growth potential.