New thinking is needed across the board from urban planning to construction techniques if the government’s plan for Melbourne to 2050 is to be delivered successfully, the boss of the organisation charged with making the plan happen says.

Metropolitan Planning Authority chief executive officer Peter Seamer says delivering on Plan Melbourne – a 30-plus year vision for the Melbourne Metropolitan area involving large scale infrastructure upgrades, urban renewal precincts and nearby regional commerce and employment centres unveiled by the government in October – would be challenging for all…