Melbourne’s North is defined as the region covering the seven local government areas of Banyule, Darebin, Hume, Moreland, Nillumbik, Whittlesea and Yarra. The region is highly diverse, and its inner regions are rapidly transitioning to knowledge economy and creative industry type development as manufacturing, logistics and warehousing activities develop in the outer parts of the region.
The region has experienced population growth of 136,556 over the past ten years. Experts predict that the rate of growth will increase more significantly over the next ten years with an additional 250,000 new residents expected. This will place further pressure on already strained regional infrastructure and services.
The region has quality residential precincts and still manages to provide affordable housing. With developing infrastructure and major assets such as Melbourne Airport, freight hubs, transport networks and the relocating wholesale markets, the growth potential for Melbourne’s North is high.