Prompted by the discussion paper, Melbourne, let's talk about the future, young planners and youth bodies will thrash out the big issues and ideas that will shape what Melbourne will look like in 30 to 40 years.
"The Metropolitan Planning Strategy is a 40 year plan. Injecting the ideas of our next generation of planning professionals into the development of this strategy will help us shape a document that will drive metropolitan planning for future generations," said Planning Minister, Matthew Guy.
"Today's forum demonstrates that the Victorian Coalition Government is committed to broad engagement with the community and I look forward to hearing the ideas and thoughts of our future planning leaders.
"It is critical that all parts of our community have the opportunity to have their say on what they believe Melbourne should look like 40 years from now.
"As Melbourne grows we must plan to secure our city's liveability and prosperity," Mr Guy said.
The roundtable included representatives from the Planning Institute of Australia, Victorian Planning and Environmental Law Association, Urban Development Institute of Australia, Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand, Young Institute of Public Administration Australia and Youth Affairs Council of Victoria.
The Department of Planning and Community Development is hosting a series of roundtables during November and December this year to discuss the ideas raised in the Discussion Paper. These events are part of broad consultation occurring until 1 March 2013.
Join the conversation at www.planmelbourne.vic.gov.au