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Vision for Victorian Advanced Manufacturing

Submitted on Wednesday, 27th September 2017

The Victorian Chamber recently welcomed the release of the Victorian Government’s statement on advanced manufacturing. This statement, which is backed by $12 million in new funding and initiatives, outlines a vision for Victoria to be a global hub for advanced manufacturing and provides practical support for the growth of the sector.

The statement was shaped by input from Victoria’s Advanced Manufacturing Advisory Council, of which Melbourne Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Dianne Smith is a member.

The statement outlines four key priorities to ensure Victoria benefits as it transitions from a sector dominated by automotive manufacturing to advanced manufacturing in a more diverse mix of industries.

The priorities are:

1.       Prepare for jobs of the future

2.       Innovate to capture high-value manufacturing opportunities

3.       Build scale, capability and supply chain excellence

4.       Foster a globally competitive business environment.

Advanced manufacturing touches all Victorians, from the food we eat to the trains and trams we travel on. Doing all we can to make this sector as globally competitive as possible is vital if Victoria is to continue to be the home of cutting edge innovation and new product design.

The Victorian Chamber supports these priorities and looks forward to working with the Government to implement the statement, providing a voice for our many members in this important sector.

To access the statement, Advancing Victorian Manufacturing – A Blueprint for the Future, visit http://economicdevelopment.vic.gov.au/about-us/overview/strategies-and-initiatives/advancing-victorian-manufacturing

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