We need to make sure apartments are built for people, not profit.

More and more people and families are moving into apartments in Melbourne. But right now in Victoria, Labor and the Liberals allow developers to build huge and poor-quality apartment towers just to make a quick profit - with no thought for the quality of life of the people who are going to live there.

The Greens have a plan to make sure all apartment buildings are high quality, sustainable and safe, and that apartments buildings are thriving communities.

Our plan includes:

  • Access to solar panels for people in apartments by changing the rules to address barriers to solar on apartments.
  • Mandating green roofs or solar panels for all new apartment buildings.
  • Protecting liveability in apartments by mandating minimum apartment sizes and distances between apartment buildings.
  • Regulating apartments used only for short-stays, to make sure apartment towers don't just become de facto hotels which push up rent prices. 
  • Fixing flammable cladding by requiring the state Government to immediately intervene to pay to fix flammable cladding and then reclaim the costs from developers or builders, rather than leaving it to owners to fix the mess. 
  • Providing a third weekly bin collection for kitchen waste for all Victorian residents to reduce waste going to landfill, which is
    especially important for apartments where on-site composting is difficult. 
  • Capping rent rises at inflation so housing stays affordable, especially in the inner city. 

See our detailed plan here [PDF]

Do you live in an apartment? We want to know your experience.

Is your apartment good quality, sustainable and safe? Or does it fall way short of what you expect in a home? Share your experience of living in a Melbourne apartment via our feedback form. 

(Image by Luca Giaccardi)