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The Inner Melbourne Action Plan (IMAP) is a collaborative partnership between the Cities of Melbourne, Port Phillip, Stonnington, Yarra and Maribyrnong.

These inner Melbourne Councils work together to strengthen the liveability, attraction and prosperity of the region.

The first Inner Melbourne Action Plan was adopted in 2006 in response to the demands of "Melbourne 2030", the State Government's blueprint for managing sustainable growth and change across metropolitan Melbourne.

IMAP was established with the aim to ‘Make Melbourne More Liveable' by implementing a series of strategies and actions including:

  • Linking and improving transport routes;
  • Minimising traffic congestion and increasing public transport use;
  • Supporting planned residential growth and housing choice;
  • Developing the distinctive activity centres, encouraging business investment and tourism; and
  • Linking regional open space.

The Action Plan guides a collaborative and consistent approach to the future growth, development and enhancement of inner Melbourne.

For information on the progress of the IMAP Strategies, view the Progress Reports.



In 2014, the IMAP Councils determined to review the Inner Melbourne Action Plan. This was in response to:

  • the inclusion of the Maribyrnong City Council into the IMAP region, and
  • the publication of the State Government's new strategic planning policy "Plan Melbourne" which identifies its 'central subregion'  around the five IMAP Councils.


The new Inner Melbourne Action Plan was adopted by the five IMAP Councils on 28 June 2016.

This website contains the ongoing and completed work of the first Action Plan. 

A number of the current projects will transition through to the new plan.

An update to this website is proposed to reflect the new Plan. It will be rolled out in coming months.



 This page was last updated 1 August 2016.

Growing Green Guide for Melbourne, green roofs and walls project



Friday 26 May 2017 at 8.00am, Council Meeting Room , Level 2, City of Melbourne Administration Building, Swanston Street, Melbourne.  Refer: IMAP Meetings for the Agenda (published a week prior to the meeting).

The new IMAP plan has been adopted. Follow this link for further information.


Click here to visit the website. Refer to the Resources section on the tab above for the latest news & information on the new Urban Manufacturing project!

The 2015-16 Annual Report is now available. Click here.