Why Casey

A Growing Region

The City of Casey is one of the largest and fastest growing local government areas in Australia, which means a large and growing workforce. Currently, 67% of Casey’s resident workers travel outside the municipality for work.

Casey’s local labour market offers access to over 185,000 workers with specialised skills across various industries and professional services. A strong migrant community, with over 40% of workers born overseas and 36% speaking a second language provides new businesses with an opportunity to grow a culturally and linguistically diverse workforce, with varied experiences.

Additionally, Casey has access to a total workforce catchment of 2.2 million potential workers within a one hour radius. This workforce is supported by Chisolm TAFE, Federation University, numerous locally registered training organisations and other bespoke training organisations across South East Melbourne.

Workforce catchment

2200000 Labour-force Data

Strategic Location

The City of Casey is strategically located in the centre of South East Melbourne, one of Australia’s most productive industrial and economic regions. Serviced by the Monash Freeway, Princes Highway and Eastlink, the City of Casey is accessible and offers efficient connections to the Port of Melbourne and the Melbourne International Airport for export. The transport connections across the region also make it easy to attract workers and access suppliers and customers.

From Casey, businesses can access the manufacturing hub of Dandenong and the agricultural region of Gippsland, providing linkages to a wide range of supply chains.

Casey is also well poised to take advantage of a proposed future airport in Melbourne’s South East as well as the future expansion of the Port of Hastings.

Gateway to Growth

About the Area

Partnerships and Support

The City of Casey is a forward thinking local government that prides itself on successful commercial and community partnerships with some of the largest organisations in the nation including the AFL’s Melbourne Football Club and Melbourne City FC A-League club.

Council is pro-business and actively supports investors to get new projects off the ground. When considering investing in Casey, you will have access to a designated concierge partner to guide you through the entire investment journey with Council. Once established, you will have access to ongoing support such as an employment specialist to help with workforce needs, access to the largest entrepreneur and start up network in Melbourne’s South East, and bespoke programs delivered through Councils Economic Development team.

City of Casey Economic
Development Strategy 2021-25

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We proudly acknowledge the traditional owners, Casey’s Aboriginal communities and their rich culture and pay respect to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge Aboriginal people as Australia’s first peoples and as the traditional owners and custodians of the land on which we work and live.

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