Prompted by this report, the City of Melville took the initiative to explore and assess future implications and impacts these challenges may have on the City's diverse financial, infrastructure, services and governance roles.
The final report Melville to 2050: Intergenerational Local Government, identified six key themes for the City to consider:
- Population and Migration - reflecting the growth in population projected in the Intergenerational Report 2010
- Wealth, Health and Ageing - reflecting the impact of population ageing
- Housing, Affordability and Density - the built form and housing impact of the combination of population growth and ageing in the municipality
- Transport, Congestion and Mobility - reflecting the role of transport infrastructure in supporting productivity improvements. Also reflects the trends of work movements of people to, from and through Melville and the role of traffic congestion on the development of new activity centres and precincts
- Economic Centres, Precincts and Nodes - reflecting the need for increased productivity and economic activity to counter a reduced tax base from population ageing
- Community Facilities and Technology - reflecting the change in the demand for community facilities and services as a result of an ageing population as well as the transformative effective of information and communication technology infrastructure, delivered to improve economic productivity, on service delivery.