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Up to 300 jobs for Melbourne’s north


Up to 300 jobs for Melbourne’s north

Melbourne’s north will receive a boost to its local economy and providing up to 300 full and part time jobs resulting from the new discount shopping centre, Brand Junction.

Planning Minister Justin Madden made today’s announcement, saying Brand Junction would service 15 percent of Melbourne’s population and would be a great shopping destination for Melbourne’s north.

“The Brumby Government is taking action for local economies, by providing opportunity for people to work closer to home,” Mr Madden said.

“Despite the global challenges, Victoria’s economy is strong and the Brumby Government is committed to ensuring it remains that way.”

Mr Madden said Brand Junction is a great example of good urban planning and in line with the Melbourne 2030 principles for a Specialised Activity Centre.

“Brand Junction complements University Hill’s town centre, which offers local residents, students and workers a range of retail shopping, a supermarket, restaurants and cafes.

“The aim is for the town centre to be an attractive, vibrant, street-based precinct which will continue to be a meeting place and shopping destination, providing some of the best food, shopping and services in the north,” he said.

Mr Madden congratulated University Hill’s developer, MAB Corporation for their initiative in creating a unique community development which combines business, retail and residential uses.

“University Hill is a significant development for Melbourne’s north.

“It’s a complete community with a town centre, business parks, and a range of housing options, all integrated with the natural surrounds of the Plenty River.” Mr Madden said

Brand Junction is part of the University Hill development. When the development is completed, it will provide more than 2000 jobs for locals.

University Hill is 18 kilometres north of Melbourne’s CBD, on the corner of the Metropolitan Ring Road and Plenty Road, Bundoora.