How Melbourne’s growth is going to impact online business
In the next 30 years, about 37,000 new plots of land will be developed across six new suburbs on Melbourne’s outer fringes. With the Victorian government recently announcing an increase to the city’s growth boundary of 5858 hectares in areas such as Sunbury, Diggers Rest and Lockerbie.
The new land will eventually become home to about 100,000 new residents. That’s on top of the thousands already moving into newly-built houses in outer Melbourne in areas such as Point Cook and Werribee.
When it comes to web design in Melbourne, these major new developments are going to have – and to some extent are already having – a significant effect on the industry. One of the major talking points about the present and future developments is that the speed at which the new houses are being built isn’t allowing for effective infrastructure to be put in place to support the new residents. Schools, hospitals, restaurants and retail centres are going to be a long time catching up.
Web designers in Melbourne already cater to a huge number of businesses who’ve said goodbye to traditional, bricks and mortar retail and turned their attention to ecommerce websites. Online stores, as well as significantly cutting a business’s overheads and allowing them to stay open virtually 24 hours a day, make it easy to reach much wider, more dynamic audiences.
Given the pending growth in Melbourne’s outer suburbs and the corresponding demand at the fringe of the city for infrastructure and retail, there’s a brilliant opportunity being presented to business looking to find a fresh new online market.
For Melbourne’s fringe-dwellers, clothes, furniture, appliances and a whole range of other products and services will be most easily found on their desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones. Having the power to make a purchase quickly without having to leave the house on a long journey into the city will be of great value to them.
So when it comes to web design in Melbourne, there’s going to be a major boom in online retail in the next few years. With thousands and thousands of people moving into these new areas on the city’s outskirts, they’re going to want quick and easy access to a wide range of products and service. And the Internet is going to seem the most logical, convenient choice for most. By being available at all hours and cutting out the need for costly, time-consuming travel, online commerce is perfectly poised to serve these new and developing areas.