Victorian jobs and industry first

The Victorian Government’s multibillion dollar pipeline of projects continues to grow, creating thousands more local jobs and opportunities for apprentices, and ensuring Victorian businesses get their share of the work.

Victorian Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan toured the Melbourne Park redevelopment site to announce the Local Jobs First – Victorian Industry Participation Policy Forward Plan.

The Government’s Forward Plan identifies 80 Strategic Projects, including 54 current and 26 future projects.

For each Strategic Project, the Government sets a minimum local content requirement that projects must meet, ensuring local spending means local jobs.

The $340 million Melbourne Park Redevelopment Stage Two – Rod Laver Arena Refurbishment is one of the projects identified in the plan, with a minimum local content requirement of 82 per cent.

The project has already opened up opportunities for local businesses including A.G. Coombs Group, Century Glass, Fitzgerald Constructions and Barden-Steeldeck Industries to supply local steel, glass and other materials.

Other projects listed in the Forward Plan include level crossing removals, Melbourne Metro Rail Project and the Monash Freeway Upgrade.

Since November 2014, the Government has approved more than $47 billion worth of Strategic Projects, creating tens of thousands of local jobs and opportunities for local industry.

Source: Vic Government