The Town and Country Planning Association
Established in Victoria in 1914, the Town and Country Planning Association is a politically independent not-for-profit association incorporated in Victoria. TCPA advocates integrated planning of land use and transport for ecological sustainability and a healthy living environment.
Our activities include:
- writing submissions to government on urban planning matters
- alerting members to events such as public forums and lectures related to urban planning
- alerting members to news items related to urban planning
- writing commentary and opinion articles
- writing policies such as the Charter for Planning
The Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA) is planning for the removal of level crossings between Caulfield and Dandenong. The Caulfield to Dandenong Project includes three sections of elevated rail. The project will be creating a 17 kilometre shared path for cyclists and pedestrians. The Authority has launched a survey on the linear park the project will create, as they are keen to hear your thoughts on the 17 km continuous bicycle and pedestrian path, signage and lighting.
Professor Michael Buxton was awarded the Sir James Barrett Award for Notable Contribution to Planning at the TCPA Annual General Meeting, 27th October 2016. Michael Buxton is a professor of Environment and Planning at the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies,...
Opinion and Commentary
The TCPA committee resolved to endorse the “six key steps to successful infrastructure planning” identified by Infrastructure Victoria in its review of good practice in infrastructure.
We recommend reading the following article that appeared in The Age recently: Big and ugly: the new towers ruining Melbourne's skyline The Age, by John Carroll, September 24, 2015...
Michael Buxton and Norman Day (separately) comment in The Age on high rise apartment building in central Melbourne : http://www.theage.com.au/comment/dirty-extraction-of-highrise-gold-will-pollute-central-melbourne-for-generations-20150910-gjjh71.html...
This article: Melbourne faces becoming 'Anywhere City' in the Australian edition of The Guardian, is consistent with the sustainability and equity principles embodied in our Charter for Planning, and is well worth...
Access to jobs for people living in the outer suburbs of Melbourne is a perennial topic of discussion. It has been suggested recently that a tax should be levied on residents and businesses in the city centre and the inner ring of suburbs to pay for new transport...
- Meet people with a common interest in planning cities
- Develop an understanding of urbanism
- Develop ideas for sustainable cities
- Participate in public discourse about urban planning
- Help define the public interest in urban planning