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
Suburban Rail Loop East – Submission and Presentation
TCPA has made a submission and a presentation to the Suburban Rail Loop East Inquiry and Advisory Committee. The submission and presentation notes may be found under Publications > TCPA Submissions > Land Use, or via the following links. submissionpresentation notes
Rail as a Catalyst for Regional Growth
The Rail Futures Institute Inc. (RFI) and the Town and Country Planning Association Inc. (TCPA) have pleasure in jointly releasing a Discussion Paper, Rail as a Catalyst for Regional Growth, which explores the opportunity post pandemic for Victoria’s regional cities...
Opinion and Commentary
TCPA Supports RFI Proposal for East-West Metro
The Town and Country Planning Association fully supports the Rail Futures Institute’s proposal that the East West Metro Rail plan be examined as a better alternative to the Suburban Rail Loop. Read the full article here: TCPA Supports RFI Proposal for East-West Metro...
The Government takes control of developing SRL Precincts
By Ross Lowrey The Suburban Rail Loop Bill to create the Suburban Rail Loop Authority will make lasting changes to the way Melbourne is planned. The Bill gives the Premier and SRL Minister complete power to plan and develop SRL Precincts. And it gives the SRL...
Planning for Growth in Regional Cities
TCPA Vice President, Tim Patton, has written an article on the subject of planning for population growth in regional cities. It was published in slightly shortened form in The Age on 15th July 2021. The gist of the article is that the proportion of population growth...
Jane Jacobs: Citizen Jane Reviewed
TCPA Committee member Marianne Richards wrote a review of the documentary film Citizen Jane: Battle for the City for the August 2017 edition of Planning News, the journal of the Planning Institute of Australia. Jane Jacobs, a journalist, author and activist, is...
Six Key Steps to Successful Infrastructure Planning
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.
- 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