What are Activity Centres?

Activity centres are busy and vibrant community focal points, and are identified by both the State Government and Council as important and desirable for urban liveability, sustainability and growth. They:

  • Are where people shop, work, meet, relax and often live
  • Provide the focus for services, employment and social interaction in cities and towns
  • Are seen to complement Melbourne’s central business district (CBD) and provide high order employment, public facilities, service delivery and retailing for their regional catchments
  • Are expected to act like a 'capital’ for their region and be the focus of a large amount of employment growth and public investment
  • Provide an opportunity to offer a range of housing options in accessible locations.


Moreland's Activity Centres

Moreland has three Activity Centres – Brunswick, Coburg and Glenroy.

Learn more about Activity Centres in Merri-bek and the Place Action Plans which detail the scheduled work programs for the each Activity Centre over the next 5 years.


Plan Melbourne 2017 - 2050

The role that activity centres play in suburbs across Melbourne is recognised in Plan Melbourne 2017 – 2050 (Plan Melbourne).

Plan Melbourne is a State Government initiative that will guide the growth of our city for the next 35 years. It sets the strategy for supporting jobs, housing and transport, while building on Melbourne's legacy of distinctiveness, liveability and sustainability. 

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