How our city has grown!

City of Melbourne planning portfolio chair Nicholas Reece gave a visual representation of the city’s population boom in the past 30 years at a Residents 3000 forum on November 2. 

The before-and-after maps show what “living in the city” was like in 1982, with 685 dwellings scattered around mainly the Hoddle Grid and Southbank.

That number had since exploded into 41,199 in 2016, making Melbourne the fastest-growing city in the southern hemisphere.

Food and beverages offerings in the city have more than tripled from 604 hospitality businesses in 1982 to 2241 in 2016.

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