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. The TCPA acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Victoria, and pays respects to their elders, past, present and emerging, and to their cultures.
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
TCPA has made a submission to Melbourne's Future Planning Framework: Draft Land Use Framework Plans (2021). Our thanks to Marianne Richards, who put it all together in a very short time. Our submission can be found at Publications > TCPA submissions > Land...
On the 14th April 2021, the TCPA committee passed the following motion without dissent. The Town and Country Planning Association supports all levels of Australian governments to undertake explicit steps to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
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 reading.
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