Thriving neighbourhoods and strong communities are at the heart cities around the world. Supporting growth in Central City housing provides different living options that take advantage of the city and its businesses have to offer.

Grow the number and diversity of people living within the Central City.

Growing the Central City’s resident population is a long-standing local and regional growth objective. 

In 2018, the Council initiated the Central City Residential Programme(external link) (also called Project 8011) to grow Central City population.  

Other initiatives focus on sustaining and growing its vibrant commercial and entertainment function, as part of attracting new residents.  

Ensure that Central City neighbourhoods are highly rated by their residents.

Attractive neighbourhoods, with good access to facilities and services, are an essential part of what makes up successful communities. 

These elements are critical in attracting and sustaining a residential population in the Central City.