The northern region
The northern metropolitan region covers more than 1,600 square kilometres, from inner city parts of Richmond to remote parts of the Kinglake Ranges.
The population is increasing rapidly in the growth corridors extending through Hume and Whittlesea.
Our region’s suburbs are diverse in ethnicity, socio-economic status and infrastructure. Approximately 13 per cent of Victoria’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population reside in the NMR.
There are seven Local Government Areas (LGAs) in the region: Banyule, Darebin, Hume, Merri-bek, Nillumbik, Whittlesea and Yarra.
Information about the northern region
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