The Southern Metro region is identified in Plan Melbourne and includes the Local Government Areas of:

  • Cardinia
  • Casey
  • Frankston
  • Greater Dandenong
  • Kingston
  • Mornington Peninsula

The region extends southwards from the middle suburbs of Moorabbin, Mentone, Springvale and Dandenong to Port Phillip and Western Port bays, encompassing the Mornington Peninsula, and eastwards to Bunyip beyond the Dandenong Ranges. It contains a total of 236 kilometres of coastline along Port Phillip Bay and Western Port.

This map shows the boundary for the Southern Metro region and local government areas:

Southern Regional Snapshot showing the local government areas

The draft Southern Metro Land Use Framework Plan is a 30-year strategic vision which provides guidance on how we will:

  • Shape population and industry growth
  • Inform plans for services and infrastructure
  • Guide public and private sector investments such as Suburban Rail Loop.
  • Protect the distinctive and historic characteristics of the Southern Metro Region; and
  • Improve environmental resilience

The draft Land Use Framework Plan document sets out how we will achieve the above under six key themes:

  • Productivity
  • Housing Choice
  • Integrated Transport
  • Liveability
  • Strong Communities
  • Sustainability and Resilience

Traditional Owner Acknowledgement

We gratefully acknowledge the assistance provided by the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation and the Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation in preparing the Southern Metro Region Land Use Framework Plan.

Download the consultation draft of the Southern Metro Land Use Framework Plan

Page last updated: 06/01/23