Linking industry, education, health and government for a thriving Melbourne’s north economy.

Northern Horizons 2020

Northern Horizons is a comprehensive regional analysis of all aspects of infrastructure covering Melbourne’s seven northern municipalities and looking outwards over the next 50 years.

It outlines the urgent need for investment in infrastructure and jobs in Melbourne’s north to drive infrastructure and jobs post COVID-19.

Based on current and future population projections, transport flows and land use planning, the report clearly identifies the region’s need for enhanced infrastructure and improved access, particularly in relation to road infrastructure, social infrastructure (health/aged care facilities), and industrial zoned land. It report prioritises recommendations over the short, medium and longer term.

The commitment and support of all seven municipalities for this project, as well as industry, health and education stakeholders in the NORTH Link network has led to regular updates of the Northern Horizons report.

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COVID-19 business information and support

Our close partnerships with industry, government, education and health are valuable in receiving timely information on financial support, handling employees and trade updates.

Upcoming events

business nbn™ fibre zones – future-proofing success in the north

NORTH Link's North and West Melbourne Data Analytics Hub has partnered with nbn and the City of Whittlesea to bring you information about the potential for your business as part of the business nbn™ fibre initiative.

Date: 27 July 2021

Venue: University Hill Conference Centre

Cost: Free

Projects and initiatives


> Melbourne's North Food Group



> Data Analytics Hub



> Jobs Victoria



> Northern Business Achievement Awards



> Northern Industry Student Placements Program



> Research and advocacy



Northern Business Achievement Awards

   Next breakfast

Thursday 15 July 2021 

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Past breakfast

Thursday 4 March 2021

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