Melbourne is set to house almost 100,000 new residents each year, and we need to plan for that growth. This is more than establishing minimum standards, it’s about keeping pace with how people want to live.
— Minister for Planning, Richard Wynne

As a reward for being a judicious filler-outerer of surveys, Fooi was invited to be part of the one day community workshop on better apartment standards run by the State Government last week. No matter how clunky, hokey or weird, it's refreshing to see a genuine attempt by government to ask the community what it wants rather than waiting for it to complain later. Easier said than done of course. The community is a shaggy dog of opinion ranging from "industry expert" or "informed amateur" to "well meaning but misinformed" and what might kindly be called "fringe". Full report in next month's issue of Datum.

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