About Our Partnership

The Northern Metropolitan Partnership is an advisory group established by the Victorian Government in 2017. 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.


Each year the Partnership undertakes various engagement activities to develop its advice to the Victorian Government on the regional priorities for the Northern region

2019 engagement program closed - thank you for your participation


From July to October the Northern Metropolitan Partnership invited people aged between 15-25 years or people that work for an agency or organisation that works with young people to share their experiences and ideas about what is important to young people to feel more connected and part of a community.


We received a great level of engagement and feedback on a range of key areas that are important to young people. This will help the Partnership understand the experience of young people in Melbourne’s Northern suburbs, their priorities and ideas for the future. See below a selection of stories that were gathered during the engagement and some photos taken at the Northern Youth Form on Saturday 12 October at Northcote Town Hall.


We appreciate you taking the time to share your story and your ideas. Your insights and experiences will be used by the Partnership to develop an advice paper for the Victorian Government to assist in key decision-making processes in 2019-20.

Next Steps

We are now finalising our formal advice to the Victorian Government and hope to share more information with you soon.

How can we help more young people to succeed?

We know that when young people don’t feel understood by their peers, or their communities there are impacts on their participation in school, training and work and poorer health outcomes for individuals especially around mental health and anxiety. What should we be doing that we aren’t doing to help young people participate in their community?

10 October, 2019

RN says:

“I believe that creating positive connections and networks to support young people is really important. Quality mentoring too is key.”

Photo Gallery

Photos taken at our 2019 engagement event at the Northcote Town Hall

Privacy Statement

The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) is committed to protecting personal information provided by you in accordance with the principles of the Victorian privacy laws.

DJPR will use the information collected to inform the Northern Metropolitan Partnership's annual advice to the Victorian Government.

Your contact details, where provided, may also be used by DJPR to update you on the results of the engagement process.

If you do not wish to provide your personal information we will not be able to identify your submission if you wish to access it, make a correction or require technical support.

You may contact us to request access to your personal information, or for other concerns regarding the privacy of your personal information at northern.partnership@ecodev.vic.gov.au. You can also view the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Region's Privacy Statement on our website.