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Connectivity is a challenge for the North. Current and continuing population growth has implications for continued congestion which is severe in comparison to other regions of Melbourne and increasing public transport demand is placing pressure on the existing systems.
Large time spent travelling to the CBD has social and health implications and limited ability to move across suburbs results in long commutes. Connected population leads to greater access to jobs and services.
Northern Region Transport Strategy and Bus Networks Resources
Release of NRTS and Bus Networking Summary
Northern Region Transport Strategy (NRTS) - Full Report
NRTS Executive Summary
Bus Networks - Full Report
Bus Networks - Executive Summary
Bus Networks - Melbourne Airport fact sheet
Better Bus Connections to La Trobe University Fact Sheet
Suburban Rail Loop Bus Advocacy Pack
Suburban Rail Loop Bus Fact Sheet
COMMUNITY HEALTH AND WELLBEING
Melbourne’s North is characterised by diversity, including in socio-economic, health and educational indicators. Our region has of disadvantage that deserve to be addressed and increased investment has the potential to influence these indicators in a positive way. Population Growth will also increase need for hospital and social services into the future, paving the way for expansion of jobs in the health sector to meet the needs of our growing and diverse community.
JOBS AND SKILLS GROWTH
Unprecedented population growth combined with major economic and social challenges for global and local economies continue to have a significant impact on Melbourne’s North. It is imperative that new opportunities for business and employment growth are identified and nurtured.
Contemporary regional planning increasingly focuses on establishing cooperative relationships among local government and other stakeholders to collaborate on complex challenges.