27 October 2015
MELBOURNE - Victorian industrial and manufacturing businesses are being encouraged to proactively position themselves to secure a share of $400 billion worth of new commercial opportunities.
Multi-billion dollar infrastructure projects currently open across Australia and New Zealand include:
- More than $5 billion worth of hospital construction and refurbishment projects around Australia.
- The Christchurch Earthquake Recovery Rebuild, worth $NZ60 billion.
- Rail projects across Australia worth $20 billion, with expressions of interest now open on the
$11 billion Melbourne Metro Rail Project.
“There are huge opportunities for Victorian suppliers to participate in multi-million dollar contracts across Australia and New Zealand,” Don Matthews, Executive Director – ICN Victoria, said.
“But to succeed, they need to build and maintain a compelling market profile and presence. This is important if local industry wishes to compete against import competition.
“It’s ‘not what you know nor who you know - but who knows you that will help open doors today.”
ICN Victoria is a not-for-profit organisation whose primary aim is to maximise opportunities for industry across public and private projects, with $400 billion worth of projects currently listed on the ICN Gateway, an online tool to promote new work opportunities and connect buyers with suppliers.
Paul McNeil, General Manager of Safemate Antislip, an industrial flooring products manufacturer, said having a dynamic, visible public profile was key to building potentially lucrative relationships with project owners and ultimately positioning themselves to win new contracts.
“The big Tier One entities such as Rio Tinto … you can’t knock on their doors without having an avenue there. That’s what ICN brings for us,” Mr NcNeil said.
“In our experience, it’s a win-win-win situation. Project managers and their suppliers both benefit; the government is satisfied because critical infrastructure projects are delivered and ultimately the community benefits from better facilities and infrastructure.”
Further information: visit the ICN Gateway for details of all listed work opportunities.