Throughout August, September and October, the Northern Metropolitan Partnership will be seeking your feedback to help shape Melbourne’s North for the future. If you live or work in the Northern Metropolitan Partnership region, then we want to hear from you.

In 2018, we heard that some of the top priorities for the North were getting around, finding work and staying healthy. This year, the Partnership is focussing on hearing from the region’s young people and their ideas around these priorities.


Get involved

You are invited to participate in the Northern Youth Voice event and help shape the solutions to some of these challenges. The aim is to hear directly from young people about how they have overcome barriers like finding work, staying healthy, getting around and their ideas about what could be done differently to better connect young people across the region with each other and their communities. The Partnership is looking for people that want to use their skills and experiences for good.

  • Have you got an idea about how we could do things differently? Then we want to hear from you!
  • What actions can we all take together now or in the future to solve some of the challenges facing young people?
  • What are the ways we could make the North an even better place to live, work and study in?


About Our Partnership

The Northern Metropolitan Partnership is an advisory group established by the Victorian Government. The Partnership is a way for local communities to engage directly with state and local governments and advise the Victorian Government of the top priorities for jobs, services and infrastructure across the region. This advice will become part of government’s key decision-making processes.

Following engagement with its community throughout 2018, the Northern Metropolitan Partnership has developed its advice to the Victorian Government on the regional priorities for the Northern region. The Partnership's advice to the Victorian Government for 2018 included:

Jobs and Investment Attract investment and create more local jobs to improve regional prosperity and liveability for all.

Transport and Infrastructure – Improve connectivity and accessibility within the region to ease congestion and support participation for all.

Health and Wellbeing Improve health and wellbeing by increased access to affordable primary health services that cater to everyone in our community with a focus on early intervention.

Lifelong Learning Supporting a seamless approach to lifelong learning for all ages, resulting in a more skilled, work-ready, employed, resilient and connected community.

Environmental Sustainability Protect and enhance the quality of the regions natural assets, promote the use of renewable energy and improve connection to nature and open spaces.

Connected Young People - To build a strong and resilient region where young people have a voice, feel connected to their communities, are healthy and respected, and where diversity thrives


What we heard in 2018

At the 2018 Metropolitan Partnership Youth Forum, over 120 young people from across Melbourne came together to discuss issues that mattered most to them. The Partnership heard some of the challenges facing the North were – getting around, finding work and staying healthy. This year, the Northern Partnership is focussing on young people. Check out the video below to see last year’s Youth Forum

Photo Gallery

Photos taken at our 2018 events