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Why this Victoria town is Melbourne’s best weapon against congestion

Seymour in central Victoria holds the key to Melbourne’s congestion and infrastructure woes, according to a leading property expert.

Scott Keck, chairman of Charter Keck Cramer, says the state needs a new ‘megacity’ to deal with Melbourne’s exploding population.

And Seymour is just the place to build it.


  • Population: 6327
  • Distance from CBD: 93 minutes
  • Trains: Regular trains from Southern Cross, plus on the Shepparton and Albury lines

“Not Seymour because it’s Seymour, but because of where it is,” Mr Keck said.

“I think everybody is concerned about congestion and infrastructure … I don’t think people would say they have a problem with population growth if it came without congestion and infrastructure.

“You actually need population growth to grow the economy.”

Click PLAY to hear Scott Keck’s full chat with Ross and John this morning