Whittlesea LGA - Northern suburbs of Melbourne
The City of Whittlesea continues to evolve as one of Melbourne’s strongest growth precincts, driven by rapid population growth and major infrastructure spending.
The suburb of Mernda provides an example - recently named by Your Investment Property magazine as a growth suburb to watch, Mernda’s improved transport links include a new railway station.
This is just one example of the extensive number of infrastructure projects rolling out across the precinct, melding the once rural outpost with modern urbanisation.
Rapid population growth has catapulted suburbs like Epping, Mernda, Wollert, Donnybrook and Woodstock into the development spotlight while first-home buyers are being drawn by the relative affordability of large houses with gardens.
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.
Affordability remains a vital attraction across the Whittlesea LGA, although double-digit annual growth in median house prices in the past two years has made homes considerably more expensive.
This report covers Bundoora, Doreen, Epping, Lalor, Mernda, Mill Park, Sth Morang, Thomastown, Whittlesea and Wollert.