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Report: Melbourne Needs a '30-Minute City'

To counteract the effects of sprawl, a recent report from PricewaterhouseCoopers recommends locating job growth in the city of Melbourne, Australia, in locations outside the city's core.
November 24, 2017, 9am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) released a report recently that recommends a collection of dispersed business districts around Australia's fastest growing city.

"A report released [in October] by PwC has made the case for Melbourne to move towards becoming a '30-minute city', where employment hubs outside the centre are strategically developed to cut commuting times and decentralise the city," reports Simone Fox Koob. 

PwC partner and economics and policy specialist James van Smeerdijk is quoted in the article, who mentions about 20 "key precincts" outside the city's core where he believes Melbourne should focus on locating new jobs. "He said Fishermen’s Bend, Docklands and the Parkville area could be further developed in high-density employment hubs to service the city, as well as less centralised locations such as east Werribee, Maribyrnong, Monash University’s Clayton campus and La Trobe University’s Bundoora campus," writes Koob.

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Published on Thursday, October 12, 2017 in The Australian
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