The Northern Partnership is one of six Metropolitan Partnerships established by the Victorian Government, recognising that local communities are in the best position to understand the challenges and opportunities faced by their region.

The Partnership's 2017 advice to government identified the following priority outcomes:

Economy and Transport: A connected local economy with more jobs and improved connectivity

  • Support priority metropolitan activity centres and major activity centres
  • Plan and deliver a Food and Beverage Industry precinct
  • Planning for the Beveridge Inter-modal Freight Terminal
  • Support the expanision of business incubators
  • Support the removal of level crossings in Glenroy, Campbellfield, Coburg, Reservoir, Preston, Alphngton and Ivanhoe.
  • Advocate for the delivery of a Smart Cities Deal for Melbourne's North

Education Pathways: Improve learning and employment pathways for residents

  • Establishment of Melbourne's North Food Group to enable reskilling for jobs in the sector
  • Identify and implement best practice pathways to employment to link young people with jobs in the region
  • Help expand the homework club programs in school and other facilities to strengthen community engagment and support school completion.

Environment: Improve connection to the natural environment through recreational trails for walking and cycling

  • Fund the construction of priority trails identified in the Northern Regional Trails Strategy 2016.

Connected Young People: Empower young people in the region

  • Establish a youth congress for the region, led by young people.

Health and Well-being: Increase access to affordable and culturally sensitive services

  • Develop a Health and Wellbeing Hub in Craigieburn.
  • Investigate gaps in youth mental health services in th eouter north.
  • Provide culturally appropriate health services for Aboriginal people consistent with the principle of self-determination.

To inform our next round of advice to Government, we would like to continue this conversation about what you think is important in the Northern region.

It's not too late to have your say

We held or second annual community assembly at the Hume Global Learning Centre in Craigieburn on Wednesday 15 August. If you were unable to attend, you can still participate and watch the live recording of the Northern assembly by clicking on the link below.

On this page you will be able to take part in the Assembly as if you were there by completing the following activities:

  • watching the recording of the Assembly
  • discussing issues with other online participants
  • completing an evaluation of the online participation

You can access this online participation page until 5pm Friday 17 August 2018. If you know others that may want to participate, please share the link with them.

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