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Industry Investment Opportunities

Key Opportunity Sectors

With rapid population growth and a pipeline of opportunities that will come over time, along with world class education providers and a culturally diverse and multi-lingual labour force, the City of Whittlesea is home to a wide range of high performing and emerging sectors that offer key opportunities as the region grows including:

  • Home to the Northern Hospital, Northpark Hospital and the new Northern Private Hospital (due for completion late 2023)
  • Home to RMIT Bundoora and Northern Centre for Health Education and Research
  • Proximity to Austin Biomedical Alliance Precinct and La Trobe University


To access Healthcare and Social Assistance key industry and location specific data and facts to consider when choosing the ideal location for your business, download our Industry Brochure, or contact our Investment Attraction and Business Growth team within our Economic Development Department to have a confidential discussion on 03 9217 2278 or email 

  • Melbourne Wholesale Fruit, Vegetable and Flower Market (estimated $2 bn produce sold annually)
  • Proposed Melbourne Food Innovation and Export Hub at Epping
  • RMIT University’s Food Research and Innovation Centre
  • Melbourne Polytechnic’s School of Food, Plant and Animal Industries
  • Proximity to La Trobe AgriBio Centre


  • State significant waste and resource recovery facilities at Wollert and Cooper Street West


  • Direct access to major transport routes to Australian eastern Seaboard via the Hume Freeway ideal for logistics hubs
  • Future Beveridge Intermodal Freight Terminal (BIFT) (planned)


  • Supported by established manufacturing base, education institutions and Melbourne’s North Advanced Manufacturing Group
  • Supply of growing and skilled local workforce

  • In 2021/22 the Financial and Insurances Sector offered 1,027 local jobs. The number of residents employed in this sector working anywhere (not just in City of Whittlesea) was 5,267.
  • In 2021/22 the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services Sector offered 2,702 local jobs. The number of residents employed in this sector working anywhere (not just in City of Whittlesea) was 7,820.
  • Worker productivity in the Finance sector was one of the highest industry sectors at $418,585 per worker.

Target Industries

  • Healthcare and Social Assistance
  • Food and Beverage Manufacturing
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Logistics, Wholesale Trade and Distribution
  • Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals
  • Tertiary Education
  • Professional Services
  • Waste Recovery and Reuse
  • Financial and Insurance Services
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

For further information on the municipality’s economic landscape, Visit

With a Priority Development Assessment Process, Business Concierge Service, Business Advisory Panel, and commitment to buy local policy, the City of Whittlesea is motivated and working hard to support their partners to capitalise on the municipality’s strengths.

Businesses who are considering their location can arrange a confidential discussion with the City of Whittlesea’s Investment Attraction team at or call 03 9217 2278.

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