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6600 homes to be built in Melbourne's outer south-east

The Baillieu government has cleared the way for a new residential community to be built in Melbourne's outer south-east.

Planning Minister Matthew Guy yesterday announced approval of a development at Clyde North to build up to 6600 houses on more than 400 hectares of land, creating homes for 18,500 people.

It will include four small retail precincts, several schools and a local town centre.

Advertisement: Story continues below Mr Guy said the move was necessary to cope with the vast influx of people moving to Melbourne. ''The [plan] will guide the development of quality residential development and cater for Melbourne's expanding population, which is growing by more than 1300 residents a week," he said.

A Bus Association study last month showed that in the past seven years about 160,000 people had moved to homes on Melbourne's fringe that are still not within walking distance of public transport.

Opposition planning spokesman Brian Tee said Mr Guy's move looked set to continue the creation of new town centres without providing adequate infrastructure.

''[All these] people and no funding for public transport or schools is a plan for more congestion, pollution and frustration on Melbourne's roads.''

Source: The Age Domain