Melton LGA - North-Western suburbs of Melbourne
The property market in the City of Melton has been strong in the past few years, attracting buyers because it offers affordability and new homes within commuting distance of Melbourne.
Suburbs in the city of Melton are rapidly becoming absorbed into the urban sprawl of Greater Melbourne as Melton prepares for massive population growth.
New suburbs are being formed, attracting young families because of lifestyle and easy access to major jobs nodes.
A $518 million upgrade to rail links - which includes line duplication, passing loops, stabling yards, a new train station at Toolern and upgrades to other stations - will reduce travel times to Melbourne via Melton. A train station was opened in 2017 at Caroline Springs, a suburb of the Melton LGA.
The area has large tracts of undeveloped land and by 2041, the LGA population is projected to reach more than 380,000. Included in the plans for the evolving communities are commercial centres and schools which are expected to generate around 52,000 jobs.
With this level of planning and activity, there are opportunities for both investors and home buyers - especially first-home owners.
This report covers Brookfield, Burnside Heights, Caroline Springs, Hillside, Kurranjang, Melton, Melton South, Melton West, Plumpton and Taylors Hill.