A city for people welcomes all. As a city for people, Melbourne will be accessible, inclusive, safe and engaging. We will promote health and wellbeing, participation and social justice. Melbourne will offer political and intellectual freedom and a rich and diverse culture. We will respect, celebrate and embrace our diverse humanity. People of all ages and abilities feel secure and empowered, and streets, buildings and open spaces will be alive with people.
As a city for people, Melbourne will be a healthy place, both physically and socially. All will have the opportunity to participate in the community and to enjoy healthy activities. Melbourne will promote personal and community wellbeing, enabling and inviting engagement and participation in our municipality's governance. As a city for people, Melbourne will be a city for people of all ages, abilities and social status.
As a city for people, Melbourne's public spaces will be inclusive and inviting, with new opportunities for social interaction, conversation and debate continually created. Melbourne will be stimulating, safe, accessible and affordable for all, and our municipality's residents will enjoy a high quality of life and amenity. The city will be inclusive and tolerant, providing accessible and affordable housing, employment and many services. All who live in or visit the city will have opportunities to reach their potential, to be engaged and to make connections.
Melbourne as a city for people will be designed for people, with its diversity and rich heritage incorporated into innovative and responsive buildings. From small terrace houses to grand commercial buildings, from intricate laneways to distinguished boulevards and from pocket parks to broadacre gardens - all will welcome, accommodate and reflect the culture and history of our people. Pedestrians, cyclists and public transport services will be a focus, with more pedestrian priority pockets and corridors confirming that streets free of car traffic can maintain business strength and retail opportunities.
Goals to be a city for people: