RDA Northern Melbourne
The Future Workforce: Melbourne’s North
The Future Workforce: Melbourne’s North is a comprehensive report providing an evidence-based understanding of the region’s future workforce needs over the next 10 years. It identifies strategies to develop the skills of the local workforce to meet future business and industry demand and includes an action plan involving industry, the three levels of government, and education and training stakeholders.
Facing a time of unprecedented population growth, Melbourne’s North is evolving from a manufacturing to a knowledge economy. The region’s assets include major road, rail, freight and public transport infrastructure, a range of strategic assets such as Melbourne Airport, major new developments and a diverse workforce with an increasing level of skills and qualifications.
The Northern Melbourne Regional Development Australia (NMRDA) committee builds partnerships between all levels of government, local businesses, community groups and key regional stakeholders to provide strategic and targeted responses to economic, environmental and social issues affecting Melbourne’s North.
Northern Melbourne covers the local government areas of Banyule, Darebin, Hume, Moreland, Nillumbik, Whittlesea and Yarra.
NRMDA is involved in a wide range of projects and activities, including:
- a Workforce Master Plan, to identify and anticipate future industry, employment and training requirements for the region
- a Food and Beverage Growth Plan, to recommend strategies for new investment and growth in this important sector
- an infrastructure research and consultation report, to ascertain the region’s infrastructure needs for the future.
For information on other NMRDA partnership initiatives, go to Activities.
National Stronger Regions Fund (NSRF) Round 3
Round 3 of the NSRF closed on 15 March 2016.
Announcement of successful applications is expected later in 2016.
Not-for-profit organisations and local governments can apply for grants of between $20,000 and $10 million for capital projects involving construction of new infrastructure, or upgrade or extension of existing infrastructure. Funding must be matched, in cash, on at least a dollar for dollar basis.
Melbourne’s North was successful in Round 1 of the NSRF, with the Australian Government making significant contributions to 2 major regional projects:
Food and Beverage Growth Plan – Melbourne’s North now available download here (PDF 2.0 MB)
Major infrastructure report - Northern Horizons: 50 Year Infrastructure Strategy for Melbourne's North - now available. See media release, report summary (PDF 1.1 MB) or full report (PDF 23.1 MB)
Senior Manager - Northern Melbourne RDA Committee
Suite 16, Level 1
20 Enterprise Drive
Bundoora VIC 3083
Phone: +613 9935 0613