A new report reveals that Melbourne's growth corridors need almost $10 billion worth of infrastructure investment over the next 15 years.
The study commissioned by a group of outer suburban councils confirms a significant lack of transport, jobs, education options, medical and aged care facilities.
The report warns that the problem will become worse, as Melbourne's outer suburban population increases by half a million people by 2030.
The chief executive officer of the Municipal Association of Victoria, Rob Spence, says investment is desperately needed now.
"You don't want to create a situation in outer Melbourne where there is a significant amount of growth occurring, where [these communities] become really dislocated," he said.
"It's an issue that really has be dealt with."
Hume Mayor, Geoff Porter, say the problem is set to get worse with a growing population.
"What we would be asking from the State Government is to talk to us, listen to our concerns and let's get this right," he said.