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How many 20-minute neighbourhoods does Melbourne really have?

5 June 2024

Choosing where to live is a complex decision. You need to balance finding somewhere that’s affordable, is suitable for your housing needs, is a convenient location and has nearby services and amenities.

But what services and amenities do you need, and how close do they need to be?

For the University of Melbourne’s Pursuit publication, Life Course Centre Chief Investigator Professor Mark Stevenson and Research Fellows Dr Kerry Nice and Dr Sachith Seneviratne examined access to various services across Melbourne – specifically childcare centres, primary health GPs and pharmacies – to determine how many neighbourhoods are truly 20-minute.

This work is based on a project they are completing for the Life Course Centre to map spatial disadvantage when it comes to access to services across Melbourne and Perth.

Read the full article on Pursuit