Create jobs where the workforce lives


Local Government in Australia's growth areas has a vision for jobs and services close to home for a diverse and skilled workforce. Outer suburbs need transformational infrastructure to continue to contribute to economic nation building. Capital investment in hubs such as airports, universities and hospitals, and associated transport and digital infrastructure, will drive economic activity and growth. These are some of the many projects ready to transform the outer suburbs.  Let's Catch Up with the outer suburbs!

Transformational Infrastructure

  • Victoria: South East Airport Masterplan

South East Melbourne has a larger population than Adelaide, Hobart, Canberra or Darwin but doesn't have its own commercial airport. It's 80km to Melbourne Airport or 110km to Avalon Airport with no direct public transport.

  • Victoria: Wyndham Freight Infrastructure Investment Plan

A freight infrastructure investment plan for Melbourne's south-west, including running the new Inland Rail link via the Outer Metropolitan Ring corridor; building the Western Interstate Freight Terminal at Truganina; and fast-tracking work on a port freight rail shuttle.

  • NSW: North South Rail Link

Around 300,000 people leave Western Sydney each day for work, mostly by car, resulting in road congestion and adverse health impacts. The Sydney Metro Northwest will stop at the edge of the North West Growth area which will house 250,000 people. The rail link will connect the North West Growth Area and the South  West Growth Area, via the Western Sydney Airport. 

Innovation, Employment and Education Precinct Development

Precinct development opportunities include:

  • SA: The Lyell McEwin Health Precinct, Elizabeth South is a high-tech, smart health hub for northern Adelaide that will create a health services cluster with jobs, educational opportunities, health care and accommodation.
  • NSW: Campbelltown Collaboration Hub will provide local jobs, linked to the existing health and educatoin precinct and  facilitating the development of knowledge jobs of the future. Campbelltown City will double its' population fo 167,000 in the next 20 years. Currently around 605 of the local workforce has to travel outside the area for work,  making local job creation vital for the future.
  • Victoria: Mernda Health and Wellbeing Hub will create more than 300 local jobs and provide essential community services in the heart of Mernda Town Centre. Mernda's population  is projected to increase by 114% over the next two decades, and the area also serves the surrounding region.
  • WA: Armadale Higher Education Centre . Armadale is the only one of Perth's eight Strategic Metropolitan Centres without a purpose built Higher Education/TAFE campus. There are currently 27 primary and 12 high schools in the City and older teens make up a significant proportion of the population.
  • SA: The Mount Barker Innovation and Gig City Hub would provide a connection to 'smart city' activities in the Adelaide CBD and allow co-working for home-based businesses and reduced operational costs for existing businesses.