Living Links focuses on Melbourne’s south-east, a vibrant hub of economic, natural, cultural and recreational activity.
An area of strategic importance to Melbourne and Victoria, the region’s thriving business and industrial sectors make it one of the strongest in Australia, with almost half the State’s manufacturing sector and over a quarter of the State’s businesses.
Home to a diverse population of around 1.5 million people, Melbourne’s south-east is perhaps the most liveable part of one of the world’s most liveable cities.
Infrastructure is developing rapidly to keep pace with the area’s growing population. Extensive rail and road networks traverse the region.
At the same time, Melbourne’s renowned bayside beaches, the Dandenongs and their foothills and many other natural treasures like Braeside Park, Lysterfield Lake and the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne are right on the doorstep.
Living Links is an ambitious, large scale program to retain and protect the natural values of the region in the face of continuing development, and to make this area a world-class urban ecosystem.