Whittlesea LGA - Northern suburbs of Melbourne
There is serious focus on the northern suburbs of Melbourne by both public and private investors and the Whittlesea LGA is centre stage of all the attention.
Rapid population growth has catapulted suburbs like Epping, Mernda, Wollert, Donnybrook and Woodstock into the development spotlight.
A new city is being developed in Mickleham; multi-national businesses are moving into business parks at Epping, Thomastown, Mickleham and Bundoora; and new residential estates are plentiful.
Road and rail extensions, including new rail stations, are either under construction or in the pipeline, melding the once rural outpost with modern urbanisation.
Affordability remains a vital attraction across the Whittlesea LGA, although values are rising thanks to double-digit growth in median house prices over the last two years, boosting long-term capital growth rates.
This report covers Bundoora, Doreen, Epping, Lalor, Mernda, Mill Park, Sth Morang, Thomastown, Whittlesea and Wollert.