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Melbourne’s population is growing by approximately 125,000 people a year.


The Shared Vision for the Growing North local government areas of Hume, Whittlesea and Mitchell are absorbing significant population growth now and in the future. Each local government area is forecast to experience rapid population growth over a twenty year period. Murrindindi Shire is not a designated growth corridor of Melbourne, however the growth on its borders will impact on the Shire. 


Growth predictions are:

  • Hume is forecast to grow by 67% to 372,627 people by 2041;
  • Whittlesea is forecast to grow by 71% to 382,896 people by 2041;
  • Mitchell is forecast to grow by 190% to 198,727 people by 2041.


Shared Vision for the Growing North focuses on Sentinel suburbs that are planned to experience the majority of population growth, and a number of other suburbs in the rural interface suburbs of the catchment that will also experience growth at a slower rate but are likely to be impacted upon by the significant growth in the identified sentinel suburbs. 


Sentinel suburbs are: Beveridge, Craigieburn, Donnybrook, Epping North, Kalkallo, Mernda, Mickelham, Sunbury, Wallan and Wollert.


Rural interface suburbs are:  Broadford, Seymour, Whittlesea and Kilmore.

Growth Corridor Data

Data is important for profiling populations, benchmarking disease prevalence and measuring impact. This section contains data provided by members as well population data. The Sustainable Development Goals is one of our frameworks for data collection.


Equitable access to determinants of health are not as readily accessible in growth areas. Our Councils are addressing supply and demand, infrastructure and timing issues innovatively, sharing their learnings and building healthier communities.

Our members

Improving the health and wellbeing of current and future populations in the Growing North is best achieved through mutually reinforcing activities that are aligned to a Shared Vision.


Our members include: Hume Whittlesea Primary Care Partnership, Lower Hume Primary Care Partnership, Northern Health, Kilmore & District Hospital, DPV Health, Nexus Primary Health, Sunbury Community Health, Women's Health in the North, Hume City Council, City of Whittlesea, Mitchell Shire, Shire of Murrindindi, Northern Area Mental Health Service, Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network and North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network.


Membership is open. Contact us to join today!

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The Hume Whittlesea Primary Care Partnership (HWPCP) is a voluntary alliance of over 45 primary care and health related agencies in the Cities of Hume and Whittlesea.


Both Cities of Hume and Whittlesea are designated growth areas and are continuing to experience rapid population growth. 


The complexities that population and service delivery growth play in catchment health planning and supports coordination occur across a continuum of care that provides health promotion, prevention, early intervention, diagnosis, treatment, recovery/ rehabilitation, and palliative care. These are key priority areas for the HWPCP.  


To learn more about the work of the HWPCP go to: hwpcp.org.au.

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Transparency and accountability are essential elements of successful collaboration. The Shared Vision for the Growing North Governance group is comprised of representatives from different partner organisations and sectors.


Having staff and members that bring different perspectives, beliefs and experience to our collective work is important to us. We provide a diverse, culturally safe, flexible and supportive working environment for our staff. 


We regularly report on how we are taking action to achieve healthy systems, healthy communities and healthy children and families.




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We are proud to acknowledge the Wurundjeri people as the traditional owners of the land on which Shared Vision for the Growing North is based. We pay respect to elders past, present and emerging.

We are committed to reconciliation and ensuring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have a voice in their health and wellbeing.


Supporting the rights, health and wellbeing of people who identify as LGBTIQ.