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.

Media release

NH new summary cover

> View summary report

NH new cover

> View evidence report

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

All physical NORTH Link events are postponed. Links for webinar events will be available below.

Data analytics to improve business operations

The North and West Melbourne Data Analytics Hub has partnered with Hume City Council to bring you an interactive session covering the basics of data analytics and how your business can take its first steps in this emerging field.

Date: Thursday 22 October

Venue: Webinar

Cost: Free

ASBAS: Learn to Design on Canva

NORTH Link has partnered with Melbourne Innovation Centre to bring you an interactive session on some basic design skills and technology. 

Date: Tuesday 27 October

Venue: Webinar


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 6 August 2020

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Past breakfast

Thursday 5 March 2020

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