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Why you should move to the country if you really love Melbourne (and where)

Victoria’s unprecedented population growth has prompted plans to lure people to the bush.

An interim report looks at how to tackle population growth, which is expected to reach 8 million by 2051.

Experts say that figure is unsustainable.

Taskforce chair Tim Smith, the member for Kew, told Ross and John the ideas include tax breaks, new job zones, geographically targeted visas and aggressive marketing campaigns.

Click PLAY above to hear him discuss it with Ross and John

We asked listeners which country town they’d move to.

(For the record Mr Smith, nominated Ballarat).

Some of the towns that popped up:

  • Beechworth
  • Blackwood
  • Portsea
  • Trentham
  • Warrnambool
  • Benalla

Click PLAY to hear the boys chat with listeners about their sea/tree-change dreams…