"We continue to develop an evidence base that will underpin our advocacy work"
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.
Reports and Resources
Community Electric Vehicles Transition Plan
Northern Region Transport Strategy (NRTS)
Northern Region Transport Study - Bus Network
Bus Network report - Better Bus Connections Fact Sheets
Release of Northern Region Transport Study and Bus Networking Reports
Northern Trails 2022
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.
Melbourne's north Investment Attraction Strategy and Prospectus
Inclusive Employment Program
Affordable Housing for key workers
Contemporary regional planning increasingly focuses on establishing cooperative relationships among local government and other stakeholders to collaborate on complex challenges.