Why Hume City?
With the best logistics infrastructure in Melbourne, a thriving business environment, large work force and great lifestyle options, Hume City is the place for your business to get connected.
Connect with the best logistics infrastructure in Victoria
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The city is linked to the Melbourne CBD and suburbs by a comprehensive road network with direct links to:
- Hume Freeway (Connecting to Sydney)
- Tullamarine Freeway (Connecting between Melbourne Airport and the city via City Link)
- Calder Freeway (Connecting Melbourne with north western Victoria)
- Western Ring Road (Connecting across western Melbourne and onto Western Fwy, Princess Fwy and West Gate Fwy)
- Metropolitan Ring Rd (Connecting across northern Melbourne)
The southern edge of Hume City is located only 15-20 minutes from the Port of Melbourne with recent major improvements and lane additions to the Western and Metropolitan Ring Roads providing smooth traffic flow for vehicles moving around Melbourne. VIEW ROAD TRAVEL MATRIX
SOMERTON INTERMODAL TERMINAL
The Somerton Intermodal Terminal (SIT) provides businesses with an ideally located terminal for import and export of freight by rail into the Port of Melbourne and other Australian ports. The Somerton Intermodal Terminal (SIT) is strategically placed to improve efficiency in transporting goods along the Hume corridor. The site, north of Melbourne's CBD, is ideally positioned within close proximity to many of the major food retailers in regional Victoria furnishing opportunities for maximum weight capability of import and export containers by rail mode into and from the Port of Melbourne and other Australian Ports. The terminal is currently operated by Qube Logistics.
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Hume City is serviced by 3 Melbourne Metro passenger train lines (Sunbury Line, Craigieburn Line and Upfield Line). V-line train services out of Melbourne also stop at Sunbury and Broadmeadows train stations. The Melbourne to Sydney freight line goes through the heart of the municipality and the Somerton Intermodal terminal is well placed to expand its capacity on this line. The Victorian Government has also identified an area around Beveridge, just north of Hume City where a future intermodal terminal could be established.
An extensive network of bus routes criss-cross the municipality connecting residential area with major transport hubs and employment zones allowing for cheap and efficient travel for residents.
Connect to a rich offering of business to business opportunities
With over 12,500 businesses operating throughout Hume City, including a multitude of large national headquarters, a large potential customer base already exists in the immediate surrounds. Hume City Council works to help facilitate business to business opportunities through the hosting of business networking events across the municipality.
Connect with the world, via Melbourne Airport
Melbourne Airport is Australia’s only major 24 hour curfew free International airport. In 2013 the airport welcomed over 30,000,000 passengers, and with major infrastructure investment underway the airport is building capacity to handle over 60,000,000 passengers annually by 2033. Over 30 airlines offer international flights out of Melbourne Airport, and all Australia domestic routes are serviced.
The airport is Australia’s largest air freight exporter with the curfew free status allowing greater flexibility with flight scheduling. In 2013 the airport handled over 350,000 tonnes of freight which accounted for 30% of Australia’s total airfreight. CLICK HERE for more information on freight at Melbourne Airport.
The Melbourne Airport Business Park, adjacent to the airport still has large land parcels available for development, and is the perfect location for any business to locate that requires frequent access to the airport. CLICK HERE for more information on Melbourne Airport Business Park.
Connect with a large, multi-skilled labour market
Hume is home to over 178,000 residents with a diverse skill base. The attractiveness of new housing developments across the municipality is ensuring a steady increase in on average, relatively young, work-ready residents from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Businesses have access to a trained local labour force and excellent post-secondary and tertiary training and education providers in Hume City.
Connect to affordable industrial/commercial land opportunities
Being located in the centre of Melbourne’s Northern Growth Corridor, Hume has ample land stocks to cater for even the largest of developments. Property prices are amongst the most competitive in the nation with both development ready green field and brown field sites available. Visit Current Opportunities for more information. (LINK)
Connect to lifestyle & amenity
Hume City offers a wide range of housing options to suit all lifestyles. The diverse geography of the region means there is a range of rural settings or well serviced suburban communities to choose from. All centres are well serviced There are three major activity centres in Hume city with a number of smaller centres dotted throughout the municipality:
Broadmeadows Metropolitan Activity Centre
The Broadmeadows activities area has been identified in Plan Melbourne as a Metropolitan Activity Centre, and significant planning and investment are underway to help the area transition into its future role as the capital of Melbourne’s north. Broadmeadows Shopping Centre anchors the area and features over 200 specialty shops along with major retailers, cinemas, and food court and al fresco dining areas. Visit the website.
Sunbury Principal Population Centre
The Sunbury Town Centre is the primary retail and commercial centre in the Sunbury region. It services a catchment area of around 60,000 people extending up into the Macedon ranges and is complemented by the presence of higher order services and retail outlets to meet needs beyond a convenience role. Significant areas of land around the edge of Sunbury are currently going through Precinct Structure Planning to allow for new residential housing development. Sunbury’s current population of 35,000 is expected to double by 2030.
Craigieburn Principal Population Centre
Craigieburn Central is the new activity centre for Craigieburn and is home to over 150 retailers and features an entertainment precinct, green public spaces and more. Craigieburn is one of the fastest growing areas in Australia with vast areas of land being developed into residential areas. The Merrifield development is just to the north of Craigieburn, and when complete with feature a large residential area, activity centre and large industrial business park.
Hume residents are serviced by three metropolitan railway lines as well as numerous bus services. For a full list of public transport options visit the Public Transport Victoria website.
Connect to Education & Training
Hume City is home to Kangan Institute, a multi-discipline TAFE institute, offering hundreds of courses from short courses, apprenticeships and traineeships to advanced diplomas. Kangan Institute is Victoria's major training provider for the automotive, aerospace and polymer industries and the largest provider of trainee and apprenticeship training. Its Aerospace Industry Training Centre (AITC) is Victoria's largest purpose-built training facility for the aviation industry. The AITC offers courses in pilot training, avionics, airframe, and engine and aerospace engineering, as well as composites welding and aircraft-type training.
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The Hume Multiversity provides opportunities for Hume residents to take under graduate courses utilising the facilities Hume Global Learning Centres located throughout Hume City. Participating higher education providers are Deakin University, Victoria University, La Trobe University and Kangan Institute.
In addition, more than 50 local government and independent primary and secondary schools can be found in the city.
Connect to the Digital Economy
Tullamarine was selected as one of the early rollout sites for the National Broadband Network (NBN) with connections going live in early 2014 which allow for high speed uninterrupted broadband access for businesses and residents alike. A Digital Economy Officer works within Council’s Economic Development team and is able to provide advice to businesses looking to maximise their participation in the digital economy. For more information and updates on progress visit the NBN website.
Connect via Conferences, Conventions and Hospitality
A diverse range of quality function and convention venues are available in Hume. From 5 star conferences and events venue Aitken Hill, to the historic setting of Emu Bottom Homestead in Sunbury, and everything in between, Hume has everything you need for your next function.
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If you are considering relocating to, or expanding your business in Hume City contact our Economic Development department who will be able to assist you with your vision.
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The Hume Economic Development Strategy 2030
The Hume Economic Development Strategy 2030: Action Plan 2012 - 2013