Mr M O'BRIEN (Malvern—Leader of the Opposition):
My question is to the Treasurer. Treasurer, you confirmed last Friday that Labor government policy is for 70 per cent of Melbourne’s population growth to be housed in the CBD and in inner and middle-ring suburbs. How will established suburbs such as Box Hill, Burwood, Hawthorn and Mount Waverley accommodate nearly 100 000 extra residents every year without losing amenity, livability and neighbourhood character?
: Order! Members on my right will come to order with the help of the Leader of the House.
Mr M O'BRIEN (Malvern—Leader of the Opposition): On a supplementary—this should hopefully be an easy one, then, for the Treasurer. Can you guarantee that councils in the suburbs I referred to will not be subjected to forced population growth targets to accommodate the nearly 100 000 extra residents every year that your policy requires they take in?