Greenfield summary 2020

Greenfield land is former rural land in Melbourne’s growth areas that is being developed for housing, typically detached houses. Melbourne’s growth areas are located in the municipalities of Cardinia, Casey, Hume, Melton, Mitchell, Whittlesea and Wyndham.

The Urban Development Program (UDP) has identified a pipeline of steps as land progresses from paddocks to lots for dwellings.

  • At the end of 2020 there was enough englobo land to develop approximately 352,600 retail lots (lots for dwellings to be bult on).
  • There are  227,100 lots already zoned for residential use and 125,500 on land that requires a Precinct Structure Plan (PSP) before it can be subdivided into retail lots.
  • At the end of 2020 there were an additional 40,185 proposed greenfield lots in Melbourne’s growth areas. Bringing total greenfield land supply to 392,785 lots.
  • In 2020 22,740 greenfield lots were released with a title across the growth areas. This is slightly more than the 22,288 lots released in 2019.
It is estimated there are between 18 and 25 years of land supply remaining in the growth areas.
The Greenfield pipeline
flow cluster_0 Englobo greenfield land supply cluster_1 Retail lot supply A 125,500 lots in Unzoned englobo land B 227,100 lots in Zoned englobo land A->B C 40,185 Proposed lots B->C D 22,740 lots with a title C->D