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Regional Development Victoria

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.

Download the report (PDF 6.7 MB)
Download the summary report (PDF 887.4 KB)

Aerial photograph of Melbourne AirportFacing 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:

For information on other NMRDA partnership initiatives, go to Activities.

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  Northern Horizons Update 2016 (PDF 16.7 MB),report summary (PDF 1.1 MB) or full report (PDF 23.1 MB)

Contact details

Tony Coppola
Senior Manager - Northern Melbourne RDA Committee
Suite 16, Level 1
20 Enterprise Drive
Bundoora VIC 3083
Phone: +613 9935 0613




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Last Updated: 09 January 2017