City of Melton is an attractive strategic location for small and large business looking to be in a booming part of the future of Melbourne. The City of Melton is one of the fastest growing regions in Australia, with impressive transport links, available greenfield land and a young workforce.
Only a short 30 minute drive from the CBD, the City of Melton is located in the outer western fringe of Melbourne. The Municipality encompasses a total land area of 527 square kilometres and includes Melton, Caroline Springs, Hillside, Diggers Rest, Rockbank and Toolern Vale.
Connected to transportation
The City of Melton’s links to key freeways, airports and seaports make it a highly desirable location to establish and grow a business.
The Municipality is serviced by the Calder Freeway, the Western Freeway, the Melton Highway, the Western Highway and the Melton and Sydenham railway lines. Future transport plans include a train station for Caroline Springs, improved railway lines in the western region and the Outer Metropolitan Ring Transport Corridor.
Fast-growing population and workforce
The City of Melton has a young, growing population, with 80% of the population aged under 50 years old. This ensures businesses can be assured of their staff supply for many years to come.
Currently, the City of Melton has a population of approximately 122,000, with 41 babies being born into the municipality every week. By 2016, it is expected that the City of Melton will have a population of 132,000.
Affordable and accessible land
The City of Melton has a range of programs and plans in place to assist businesses in the region to grow and prosper.
Located alongside the Western Freeway and approximately 35 kilometres from the CBD is the exciting development area of Toolern. Council is finalising plans for a development that will home 60,000 new residents accommodated in 20,000 new homes. Within the Toolern area we will see:
- a Major Activity Centre incorporating 50,000 m2 of retail, commercial and civic space
- a new railway station on the Melton line
- 2,500 hectares of residential land
- 740 hectares of employment land
- a 130 hectare regional park incorporating formal and informal recreation opportunities
- 20,000 new jobs
- access to Class A recycled water
For more information, contact Council's Economic Development Unit on 9747 7200.