Neighbourhoods Survey 2024 results published

June 19, 2024

We gathered a record number of responses to our recent Neighbourhood Survey which asked for your priorities in neighbourhoods over the next four years.

An astounding 4424 people responded to the call-out for community feedback.

We wanted to check in on the neighbourhood priorities you shared with us in 2022 and understand any changes in community sentiment. We also wanted feedback on how our new neighbourhood approach was tracking and what you like or want to see improved as part of this.

The results

While each neighbourhood has specific priorities, the most common priorities across all neighbourhoods in the City of Melbourne are:

  • Affordable housing and homelessness support emerged as the highest priority overall, especially in Carlton, CBD, North Melbourne, East Melbourne and South Yarra.
  • More plants, trees and open spaces was the second highest priority across neighbourhoods.
  • Better roads, paths, public transport and parking was also a popular topic.
  • Cleaner streets, waste and graffiti removal.
  • Localised creative and cultural events to connect community.

Next steps

This feedback will be used to inform the development of the next Council Plan 2025-2029 and other key council strategies.

We are now putting together detailed reports on the findings and refining priorities for each neighbourhood.

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