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Melbourne's Latte Line leaps the Yarra... and the Maribyrnong

KPMG demographer Bernard Salt will deliver the Chancellor's Lecture at Victoria University on Tuesday evening on new research revealing the cultural shifts behind the rapid growth of Melbourne's western suburbs.

Media are invited to a briefing ahead of the lecture to hear highlights and ask questions.

Melbourne is rebalancing according to Salt. After 160 years of largely eastern growth, Melbourne is reorientating west. KPMG analysis shows the western edge of Melbourne has pulled well clear of the Gold Coast and now stands head and shoulders ahead of any comparable region on the Australian continent as this nation's fastest growing region.

This media briefing will outline what these changes mean for Melburnians and explore the untapped business and educational opportunities.

Media interview opportunities with KPMG demographer Bernard Salt, Victoria University Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Dawkins, along with case studies of local businesses and students.

Briefing details

Where: Level 12 Conference Centre, City Flinders Campus, 300 Flinders St Melbourne

When: Tuesday, 19 April, 2011

Time: 10.30am -11.30am

Who: Bernard Salt will be introduced by Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Dawkins


VU media inquiries: Jim Buckell, External Communications Manager,

Victoria University, Ph: (03) 9919 4243; mobile: 0400 465 459; email: [email protected]


KPMG media inquiries: Caroline Baldwin, Communications Manager KPMG, Ph: (03) 8626 0958;

Mobile: 0400 508 748; email: [email protected]

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