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Motor Vehicle Precinct

Northpoint Enterprise Park has become host to a well-established car dealership and car service centre precinct lining part of Cooper Street between Hume Freeway and Edgars Road in Melbourne’s northern suburb of Epping.

Taking advantage of the high visibility for passing traffic, and the ease of access via Hume Freeway and Edgars Road, the popularity of these car dealerships locations continue to grow. Cooper Street itself offers a great source of exposure, with the recent upgrade to 3 lanes of traffic in both directions. This major arterial road carries in excess of 46,000 vehicles per day. This number is expected to grow by at least 30% in the next 3 years, forecast to be around 59,000 vehicles per day by 2021*.

With expansion so too does the variety of vehicles on offer including;

  • new vehicles
  • used vehicles
  • passenger vehicles
  • commercial vehicles
  • service centres

 

The key motor vehicle dealerships currently found within this Cooper Street Epping location includes:

  • Bayford Ford Epping
  • Bayford Volkswagen Epping
  • Mercedes Benz Epping


* Chris Maragos & Associates ‘Capacity Analysis’ May 2011

BAYFORD FORD EPPING

www.bayfordford.com.au

MERCEDES-BENZ EPPING

www.mb3point.com.au

BAYFORD VOLKSWAGEN EPPING

www.eppingvolkswagen.com.au

Development In Epping Reaches New Heights

Mantra Hotel Group has selected this high profile location within Northpoint Enterprise Park on the corner of Cooper Street and Willandra Drive in Epping for their foray into what is currently a very limited hotel market in Melbourne’s booming north.

Applauded as a facility that is much needed in this part of Melbourne’s urban growth corridor, it is anticipated that it will be in high demand to service the significant number of businesses operating in the area, that require quality accommodation for their visiting staff and business associates. Also located close to both the Northern Hospital and the Epping Medical Centre, which also has plans to develop a Day Procedure Centre, the location of this hotel will provide convenient short-term accommodation for family and friends visiting those in hospital.

Signifying a compelling shift in the scope and size of developments that are now being invested in within the City of Whittlesea, the expected return on investment is supported by the regions ever-growing commercial and industrial development. To-date Mantra’s hotel development has topped the development heights in the area, comprising a 4-star hotel with two wings including 6 levels on the Cooper Street wing, 4 levels on the wing facing towards Epping Road. There will be a mixture of hotel guest rooms and self-catering serviced apartments. Facilities within the facility include:
• Café / Restaurant
• Boutique Brewhouse
• Meeting & Conference Rooms
• Guest Gymnasium

Project Details

Location: Northpoint Enterprise Park, 250 Cooper Street, Epping VIC 3076
Project: Mantra Hotel
Builder: Hacer Group
Architect: Peddle Thorp Architects
Interiors: Bruce Henderson Architects Pty Ltd

This hotel is due to open in early 2019.


Mercedes-Benz Takes On Key Corner Site Within Northpoint Enterprise Park

Building on the developing hub of motor vehicle dealerships and large format retailers along Cooper Street, Epping is the recent addition of Mercedes-Benz on the prominent corner of Cooper Street and Scanlon Drive.

Mercedes-Benz is using this high-profile position at 380 Cooper Street, Epping, as their centre for both new and used consumer vehicles, a service centre and commercial vehicles.

The team behind Northpoint Enterprise Park is delighted that an elite brand and manufacturer such as Mercedes-Benz have chosen to position themselves in this location, clearly demonstrating the progress that the region is making as a vibrant economic centre.

The regions ongoing, economic growth comes with the areas expanding population coupled with significant relocation and development of businesses within Epping and its surrounding suburbs. Infrastructure development to support this growth is well underway, as is evident with the recent and current developments within Northpoint including the Eclipse Child Care Centre, Epping Gardens Aged Care Home, the Mantra Hotel and the plans for a Day Procedure Centre within the existing Epping Medical Centre.

Relocation of businesses to the areas has also been on the rise, the most notable being the Melbourne Wholesale Fruit, Vegetable and Flower Market, that relocated to Cooper Street, directly opposite Northpoint Enterprise Park. This development alone brings over 5,000 people the site daily for work and represents hundreds of businesses, each now operating from the site. The economic flow-on effect of this influx of people to surrounding businesses has been huge.

330 Cooper : Fitout Of Tenancy Spaces Underway

The latest development to be unveiled on Cooper Street Epping, within Northpoint Enterprise Park are the new large format retail showrooms located at 330 Cooper Street.

This development has been undertaken by McMullin Group and built by CMW Design & Construct. It includes four separate Tenancy spaces and is located adjacent other significant retailers including Bunnings, AMX Superstore, Total Tools and RSEA.

Sydney Tools and BBQs Galore have taken up leases in this development, and negotiations are advanced on the remaining Tenancy areas.

It is expected the centre will open its doors to customers in late May 2018.

Below is a series of images of 330 Cooper with building works complete before individual tenancy fitout work commences.

Leasing of this Property has been managed by


Ryan Arrowsmith
| Senior Manager
CBRE | Advisory & Transaction Services
Large Format Retail  D +61 3 8621 3343 | F +61 2 9333 3330 | M +61 419 335 634  | E ryan.arrowsmith@cbre.com.au

McMullin Property provided project management services on this development.


330 Cooper Street : Near Completion

330 Cooper Street, in the heart of Northpoint Enterprise Park’s large-format retail strip along Cooper Street, is nearing completion. The temperate, dry Autumn has meant that the project has progressed unhampered for this high-profile retail site.

This custom-built retail building has been Project Managed by McMullin Property and will be a great addition to the, already busy, Cooper Street precinct, with tenants that will complement the existing array of retails that are already thriving in this area. It is proving to be a very handy location for access and exposure due to the busy Cooper Street frontage and being situated between the Hume Highway and Epping Town Centre.

Tenancy One is currently being customised for Sydney Tools and there is a further tenancy in the final stages of negotiation. This currently leaves two tenancies available for key retailers who are looking to build their presence in Melbourne’s Northern suburbs.

 

330 Cooper Street – Showroom Progress Report

The development at 330 Cooper Street, which is to become home to 4 large Showrooms is progressing well. The overall development is set to be finished in late March 2018 with Sydney Tools confirmed and several other exciting retailers to be announced shortly.

The wall and roof are completed, the floors are nearing completion. The internal fit-out has commenced and will continue over the next couple of months.

Giving Local Flora And Fauna A Place To Call Home

One of the many features of Northpoint Enterprise Park is its three large areas of regenerated wetlands and open spaces.

McMullin Property has from the outset, been committed to regenerating these wetlands to ensure that amongst the many developments taking place, the native flora and fauna have a reliable, safe habitat that they can call home.

The final stage of the wetland regeneration has been undertaken in conjunction with MZL Australia with the installation of aquatic plants. Whilst much of the landscape work had been completed earlier in the year, the planting of this particular plant species was intentionally delayed until the warmer months to ensure strong growth. There has also been netting installed over the plants to keep the abundant local birdlife away to give the new plants the opportunity to become established.

The development and landscape work around the Northpoint Enterprise Park wetlands are now complete, although we will continue to manage the maintenance for two full summer periods before the wetland and reserve are handed over to Melbourne Water and the City of Whittlesea.

Community Precinct In Melbourne’s North Continues To Grow

The team behind Northpoint Enterprise Park has long been committed to building a Premium Business Park that includes a complimentary range of commercial and industrial businesses. In addition, this team has developed a vibrant, facility focused community precinct that will serve both local business and residents.

Due to its central location within the region, the Northern Hospital had been located just a couple of kilometres along Cooper Street. This prime location has equally made Northpoint an ideal position for a number of other community relates services. Unquestionably a great draw-card is the ease of access, due to the Park running alongside the major arterial roads of Hume Freeway and Cooper Street. This allows people both locally and further afield to easily reach the businesses within the Park.

The first development to occupy this now thriving community precinct was the Epping Medical Centre. As a custom built, state of art medical building, the Centre covers 3 floors and brings together a complete range of medical, health and wellness services for local residents and businesses operating in Melbourne’s north. It was recently announced that this building will soon also house 4 operating theatres and a 30 bed Day Procedure Centre. There is then a $250 million Private Hospital development, of up to 360 beds, to be built on the land further along Willandra Drive, adjoining the Epping Medical Centre.

Across Willandra Drive on Cooper Street, the Mantra Group will be building a new hotel. This $70 million hotel development will house a 214-room hotel, featuring both hotel rooms and apartments, a café/restaurant, brewhouse, conference and meeting facilities, gymnasium, and an open car park containing 143 marked bays and secure bicycle storage.

Further along Willandra Drive Eclipse Child Care has built a brand new childcare centre and near that Heritage Care is set to open their $32 million aged care home in March 2018. To be known as Epping Gardens, this aged care home will offer state-of-the-art residential aged care services for seniors.

330 COOPER Set To Bring Major Retailers To Cooper Street

330 COOPER is an impressive Showroom development currently underway on Cooper Street, Epping, within Northpoint Enterprise Park.

Already Sydney Tools have chosen this as their Epping location, and expect to open their doors by March/April 2018. Sydney Tools will join other key retailers who are already located in this prime Cooper Street strip, including Bunnings, RSEA, Total Tools, AMX Superstore and Furniture Galore.

Some of the key attractions of this location include:

  • The City of Whittlesea is experiencing unprecedented growth and is now the second fastest growing Municipality in Australia
  • 330 Cooper has outstanding exposure to Cooper Street, which carries 50,000 vehicles per day, this will increase to 59,000 vehicles per day by 2021*
  • 330 Cooper’s catchment area includes 294,221 people, with a forecast growth rate of a staggering 5% per annum*
  • 142,000 people will move to the catchment area in the next 12 years, bringing this population to 435,932 by 2027*
  • Large Format Retail (LFR) goods spending generated in the catchment area will grow from $795.4 million in 2014/15 to: $1 billion by 2020/21 and onto $1.24 billion by 2026/27*
  • Epping is the designated Principle Activity Centre within the City of Whittlesea

Below is the latest brochure release about this exciting retail development.

 

The building is well underway, with 3 prime retail locations currently available.

* Cooper Street Epping, Large Format Retail Market Review – 29 February 2016 by Deep End Services

Creating 400 Jobs In Melbourne’s North

Construction on Mantra Epping, a new $70 million hotel development in one of Melbourne”s fastest growing areas, is now underway following the sod-turning ceremony on the 3 November 2017.

Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll and Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism and Major Events Danielle Green today helped turn the first sod on the new Mantra Epping Hotel which will create more than 400 new jobs.

“Mantra Epping Hotel will be a state-of-the-art development, supporting jobs and tourism in a growing part of our city.

This is a welcome jobs boost for a community impacted by the recent closure of car manufacturing” 
said Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll.

Developed by Too Build and to be operated by Mantra Group when it opens in mid-2019, the 214-room, four-star hotel has been designed to capitalise on both the history of the northern suburbs and the unique attributes of Epping today.

Too Build Managing Director Ian Wilson said there would be 300 jobs during construction and 120 ongoing jobs at the hotel.

Occupying a prime corner position at 250 Cooper Street within the prestigious Northpoint Enterprise Park at Epping, Melbourne”s fastest growing expansion corridor just 18km north of the CBD, the two-wing hotel has been designed by leading architect Peddle Thorp and Bruce Henderson Interiors.

One of Australia”s largest construction companies, Hacer Group, has been engaged to complete the project build.

Mantra Group Chief Executive Officer Bob East said the Group is thrilled to partner with Too Build, a developer who is in total alignment with Mantra”s commitment to quality.

The 214-room hotel will feature a café and restaurant, bespoke brewhouse, conference and meeting facilities, gymnasium, as well as an open car park with 143 marked bays and secure bicycle storage.

“This new development will be a prime tourism destination in Melbourne’s north and contribute significantly to the region’s growing visitor economy. said Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism and Major Events Danielle Green.

Article excerpts from the Premier of Victoria’s Press Release and article by hospitalitynet

Private Hospital Plans Announced Within Northpoint Enterprise Park

Northpoint Enterprise Park has long supported the development of a community focused precinct with the development initially through the custom built, state-of-art medical centre, the Epping Medical Centre. More recently the Eclipse Childcare Centre has been built. Epping Gardens, an aged care home is currently under construction by Heritage Care, and most recently Mantra announced their plans for a brand new $70 million hotel to be built opposite the Epping Medical Centre.

This week an exciting plan has been revealed, for the development of a $250 million private hospital of up to 360 beds, built on land adjoining the Epping Medical Centre. This announcement sees the fruition the long term objectives of the Northpoint Enterprise Park development team to create a comprehensive, facility focused community precinct for the rapidly expanding population that calls the north of Melbourne home.

Below is an extract from an article written by Nick Lenaghan that appeared in the Australian Financial Review about the private hospital development. The full article can be read here.

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Generation Healthcare REIT will partner with Healthe Care Australia, the country’s third-largest private hospital operator, on a $320 million medical campus at Epping in Melbourne’s north.

The venture underscores the rapid maturing of healthcare property as an asset class and will be the first major new development by Generation since it was bought out by Canada’s NorthWest Healthcare Properties earlier this year.

The development will proceed in two stages after Generation took an initial $29 million stake last October in the Epping Medical Centre.
The investment – a debt-structured deal involving a put-and-call option – was an opportunity with considerable upside for Generation, led by Miles Wentworth.

Population in the catchment is expected to grow by two-thirds over the next 20 years. Now joining that opportunity is Healthe, which is led by Steve Atkins and has a powerful owner, China’s Luye Medical, which absorbed the Australian operator after gaining FIRB approval last year.

The centre was only 52 per cent occupied when Generation came in. It sits in an underserviced zone, within one of Melbourne’s fastest-growing urban corridors.

In the first stage, Healthe will take up much of the vacancy in the centre after a refurbishment comprising four operating theatres and 30 beds. Then comes the bigger stage, a $250 million new private hospital of up to 360 beds, built on land adjoining the centre, on which Generation put its foot through an option in the original deal.

The Epping centre is close to a public hospital, a benefit that should help drive further demand. For Mr Wentworth, the Epping project follows a model Generation has used successfully on other sites – Frankston and Casey on Melbourne’s outskirts and at the Epworth hospital – across its $760 million portfolio.

“It’s about creating significant, integrated health campuses,” he told The Australian Financial Review.

Population surge
Population in the area is expected to grow 64 per cent over the next 20 years, a big drawcard for Healthe, which is rapidly expanding with the backing of its Chinese owner.

“That catchment area has been under-bedded from a private perspective,” Mr Atkins said. “People have had to leave the area to get services. As we have seen the public hospital get bigger and bigger, our belief is the private opportunity presents itself.”

Partnering with a property trust, such as Generation Healthcare, has been a key element in Healthe’s expansion over the past decade. With Epping, it will have 36 hospitals, but only one of them is held on the balance sheet and the rest held in third-party trusts.

“It’s one of the things that’s allowed us to grow so well,” Mr Atkins said. “It’s a prudent manner in which to deploy capital. In the last seven years, we’ve spent close to $500 million on brownfield expansion of our existing hospitals.

“There would be few in our market who have done anything close to that. Having that REIT relationship has certainly supported that.”

Institutional investment into healthcare real estate is surging. Yields are being squeezed. Emerging players and existing platforms are accumulating bigger portfolios.

Even Australia’s largest listed office landlord, Dexus, is getting into the scene. In June it unveiled plans for an unlisted $760 million healthcare property fund.

Another rapidly growing manager is Barwon Investment Partners which is investing out a $500 million institutional healthcare property fund it launched last year.

“The maturity of the asset class will create more opportunity,” said Generation’s Mr Wentworth.

Firming yields and the demand to free up capital to fund services will give pause for thought for healthcare operators owning real estate, which will “consider doing some sale and leaseback or using the partnered capital” to assist their growth, he said.

Responding to travel and public transport challenges

Significant improvements to the road network surrounding the Northpoint Enterprise Park and ConnectNorth Business Park has long been a priority for the McMullin Property team. The benefits include improved access to and then flow throughout the Business Parks, as well as simple, quick access to all local arterial roads.

It is great to see that the City of Whittlesea has recently updated their ‘Road and Public Transport Plan’ and the roads through and surrounding Northpoint Enterprise Park and the adjoining ConnectNorth are high on the agenda.

Click here to read their comprehensive report that includes:

  • The transport story so far
  • How we will meet the challenges
  • Arterial roads
  • Collector roads
  • Intersections
  • Public transport
  • Cycling
  • Walking
  • The way forward

In summary, the roads directly impacting the Business Parks include:

  • O’Herns Road Interchange
    High Priority
    Funding committed: due 2018/2019
    Access to residential estates in Epping North and the Cooper Street employment area is currently limited to High Street – Epping Road and Cooper Street via the Hume Freeway.The construction of the O’Herns Road interchange will enable Epping North residents and the Cooper Street employment area much-improved access to the Hume Freeway. It will also decrease congestion on the local road network including Epping Road, Cooper Street and Miller Street.
  • Edgars Road extension, Willandra Drive to O’Herns Road
    High Priority
    Edgars Road is a north-south arterial road from Mahoneys Road in Thomastown to Cooper Street in Epping that also connects to the Metropolitan Ring Road. A missing link exists between Cooper Street and O’Herns Road that could provide connectivity to the Cooper Street employment area and the residential estates north of O’Herns road.The extension will provide an alternative north-south arterial connection to Epping Road as this section of Edgars Road would redistribute traffic through Epping and Epping North. It will reduce congestion on High Street, Epping Road, Mill Street and Cooper Street and increase peak period capacity along Epping Road and Cooper Street.

    Wider benefits include bus, walking and cycling connections from the residential estates to Epping Central and the Cooper Street employment area to provide an increased level of accessibility for the community. Improved employment opportunities in Epping Central will also arise.

Bayford Ford in Epping – Watch Their Video

Bayford Ford is located within Northpoint Enterprise Park at 356 Cooper St, Epping.

It is great to see this video of the beautiful, modern, and functional building they have created in this prime Epping location, across the road from the Melbourne Wholesale Fruit, Vegetable and Flower Market.

Mantra Aquire New-Build Hotel In Melbourne’s Booming North

The Northpoint Enterprise Park team has long been committed to utilising the highly visible land on the corner of Cooper Street and Willandra Drive, directly opposite the Epping Medical Centre, as the site for a high-quality hotel. We are now pleased to welcome the Mantra Group who will operate a new-build hotel in this prime location. Once it is operational this hotel will further enhance the high-quality business facilities available to business that are located within Northpoint Enterprise Park.

Follow is the article written about this new hotel, the original article can be viewed here.

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One of Greater Melbourne’s fastest growing areas will benefit from a $70 million hotel development that will service the rapid increase of activity in Melbourne’s booming northern suburbs.

Epping will be the site of the 214-room hotel that is being designed to capitalise on both the history of the northern suburbs and the unique attributes of Epping today.

Located right near Melbourne’s new wholesale fruit, vegetable and cut flower market and The Northern Hospital, construction is due to start in the latter part of 2017 with opening scheduled for mid-2019.

The hotel is being developed by Too Build and will be operated by Mantra Group.

Operating as Mantra Epping Hotel, it will feature both hotel rooms and apartments, a café/restaurant, brewhouse, conference and meeting facilities, gymnasium, and an open car park containing 143 marked bays and secure bicycle storage.

Occupying a prime corner position at 250 Cooper Street within the prestigious Northpoint Enterprise Park at Epping, Melbourne’s fastest growing expansion corridor just 18km north of the CBD, the four-star, two-wing hotel has been designed by leading architect Peddle Thorp and Bruce Henderson Interiors.

One of Australia’s largest construction companies, Hacer Group, has been engaged to complete the project build, creating an expected 300 construction jobs.

Mantra Group Chief Executive Officer Bob East said the Group is thrilled to operate this new-build hotel under a hotel management agreement.

“This acquisition comes at an opportune time in the Australian hotel market, with hotels in Melbourne and surrounds experiencing a substantial uplift in demand in recent years,” said Mr East.

“This strong performance is set to continue with further domestic and international visitation uplift forecasted for the greater Melbourne market.

“Mantra Epping Hotel will complement our extensive Melbourne portfolio and reaffirms our strategy of securing desirable new properties in Australian capital city metropolitan markets.

“With its strong and varied accommodation demand drivers, we’re confident this hotel will provide a market-leading hotel offering, well positioned to become the region’s premier corporate, meetings and leisure hotel.”

Too Build Chief Executive Officer Ian Wilson said the project is perfectly timed to accommodate the next stage of growth for Epping.

“What’s exciting to me is to create something I know the local community – traders and residents alike – will really want to spend time in whether they have guests staying at the hotel or not.  Mantra Epping Hotel will become a proud part of the local community and a favourite meeting spot,” said Mr Wilson.

“Mantra Epping Hotel is surrounded by an array of retail shops, showrooms, business and industrial premises, plus The Northern Hospital and the newly relocated Melbourne Market are both situated nearby, which will all provide important business opportunities for the property.”

Epping is located within the City of Whittlesea, one of the largest municipalities in metropolitan Melbourne covering an area of approximately 489 square kilometres.

Committed to Quality Streetscapes and Wetlands

An appealing feature of Northpoint Enterprise Park has always been it’s wide, well thought out roads. As a master-planned Business Park, these roadways have been carefully designed to ensure ease of access via all major local roads and a smooth flow throughout the Estate. McMullin Property and the Northpoint team from the outset invested in quality landscaping throughout the 120 ha Estate which has included upgrades to the natural wetlands across several stages. It is this sort of attention to detail, that also includes the wide landscaped streets and substantial open public spaces, all contributes to the overall appeal of the Business Park, giving owners, tenants and occupants a superior work environment and first class amenities.

Northpoint Enterprise Park this week celebrates another milestone as the Landscaping works for the Stage 4B Streetscapes and Stage 4B Wetland Contracts have reached Practical Completion.

Both the Streetscapes and Wetlands upgrade now enter their maintenance periods before being handed over to City of Whittlesea and Melbourne Water respectively.

McMullin Property and the Northpoint team acknowledge the dedication shown by Marcus Zikaris and his team at MZL Australia P/L and also Spiire who designed and superintended both contracts.

Heritage Care Aged Care Development Well Underway

Heritage Care‘s beautifully designed Aged Care development, Epping Gardens, is located on Willandra Drive, Epping. The development has been designed by Point Health Architects and built by APM Group (Aust) Pty Ltd. McMullin Property is the developer and is working closely with Heritage Care from inception to completion. Despite the winter months, work on the building site has continued to progress well and is expected to be completed around February 2018.

Epping Gardens by Heritage Care will create an important component of the community focused precinct within the business park Northpoint Enterprise Park. Epping Gardens joins the existing community focused facilities that include the Epping Medical Centre and Eclipse Child Care Centre. Further developing the facilities in this part of Melbourne’s thriving North will on be an International Hotel that is due to commence development shortly, and will become part of the Mantra Group.

Epping Gardens Overhead Image of the Property Under Development

Heritage Cares Epping Gardens Development

Heritage Cares Epping Gardens Aged Care

Heritage Cares Epping Gardens Aged Care

Northpoint In Perpective

The team behind Northpoint Enterprise Park, McMullin Property, have recently launched, and in record time, sold, the land adjoining Northpoint Enterprise Park, known as ConnectNorth.

ConnectNorth will become a complimentary Business Park to Northpoint, essentially extending the high-quality commercial and industrial precinct that has been steadily developing over the last 10 years in Melbourne’s Northern suburb Epping.

The great news for the businesses that already call Northpoint Enterprise Park home, is that the road network through to O’Hearns Road will continue to be developed, in a timely manner, under the same professional and efficient team that has developed the current Business Park. This extended road network with open up and improve access to O’Herns and further improve the flow of traffic throughout the Business Estate. This development will also increase the volume of high-quality companies that operate within this region which will, in turn, improve the services available within the area. The flow on effect for businesses should also be to improve access to quality employees who are attracted to working within a thriving business precinct.

Edgars Road Extension – Open To Traffic

The last piece of the jigsaw within Northpoint Enterprise Park’s road network is in place and opened to the public on 23 June 2017.

This network of roads includes a further part of the Edgars Road extension which initially includes only the Western carriageway.  In the future, the Eastern carriageway will also be built, at a time to be determined by VicRoads, at which point the road will be divided with 2 lanes, and then ultimately 3 lanes in each direction.

The signals at the corner of Edgars Rd and Taryn Dve, next to Bunnings, have been turned on as the intersection is now fully functional. There is a further set of lights installed on the corner of Edgars Road and Willandra Dve intersection but these will not become operational until Edgars Rd extends into the next estate to the North to meet up with O’Herns Rd.

Within this area, there is also extensive landscape works currently being undertaken, largely in and around the wetlands, extending alongside Edgars Road.

Budget Wins For City Of Whittlesea

The City of Whittlesea has one of Australia’s fastest growing populations. Fortunately they also have a pro-active Council who are big-picture focused, with a view to backing the ongoing growth and development of local facilities to suitably support their growing population.

Many of the large projects that have been identified as being needed within the City of Whittlesea, such as main roads and public transport improvements, aren’t Council’s responsibility. But just because they can’t directly build them, doesn’t mean they can’t have a say. They  focus significant efforts into lobbying the Victorian and Federal governments, on behalf of the City of Whittlesea’s residents and businesses, for the important projects the City needs.

Each year before both governments release their annual budgets, the City of Whittlesea submits their wishlist of projects that they believe need to be funded.

This year the City of Whittlesea has had some wins for their community.

Victorian Budget

• Yan Yean Road duplication: $125 million for the duplication of Yan Yean Road in Plenty and $96.6 million for the stage 2 upgrade to the Yan Yean Road in Yarrambat

• $162.7 million to upgrade and expand inpatient infrastructure at the Northern Hospital

• Edgars Creek Primary School (land) funded as part of $70 million investment to purchase 11 sites across the state

• $13.8 million for the construction of Yarrambat Park Primary Proposed P-6

• $2 million for the installation of traffic lights at Plenty Road/Macmeikan Street/Laurel Street/Wallan Road

There was also funding for some ongoing projects:

• $600 million for the Mernda rail extension project

• $11 million for Mernda stabling and Broadmeadows government land purchase

• $15 million for the Mernda Police Station

• $2 billion in Community safety funding for Victoria Police – including 45 new Police Officers for the Whittlesea area

• $77.7 million for the O’Herns Road upgrade

• Funding for stage 1 and stage 2 upgrades to Plenty Road in Mill Park and South Morang

• $700 million over four years towards upgrades for the M80 Ring Road

• $100 million for the North East Link for planning and pre-construction activities

They continue to advocate for an Outer Suburban Arterial Roads Program to include Epping Road duplication, Bridge Inn Road duplication, Edgars Road extension, Findon Road, Childs Road duplication, Plenty Road duplication, Craigieburn Road East duplication.

Federal Budget

• O’Herns Road Interchange: The Federal and Victorian governments agreed to the $3 billion Victorian Infrastructure Package– which includes the construction of O’Herns Road Interchange.
This is of great benefit to the businesses within Northpoint Enterprise Park as it improves access to and from the Hume Freeway and to the Park and area in general

• Roads to Recovery: The Federal Government renewed its commitment of $4.4 billion from 2013-14 to 2020-21 for the construction, repair and upgrade of local roads – many are in the City of Whittlesea.

How Melbourne’s North is Growing – Take A Look At This Great Birds Eye View

The City of Whittlesea’s rapid growth comes from the 8,000 new residents that move into the area each year plus there are approximately 63 babies born within the Municipality each week. The current population is approximately 202,730 residents and this is expected to reach 333,700 by 2036 representing an increase of 64.5% over the next
20 years.

Northpoint Enterprise Park is located in the heart of this expansion, with prime access to the Hume Freeway, Cooper Street and many of the key businesses establishing themselves in this vibrant and growing region of Melbourne.

These recent aerial images of Northpoint Enterprise Park and it’s surrounds highlights not just the great growth within Northpoint Enterprise Park, but also the region in general.

There are only 3 blocks remaining for sale within Northpoint Enterprise Park. If you are interested in finding out more contact John Purdey, Development Director on 0418 320 394 oe email jpurdey@mcmullin.com.au