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Fireside Chat with Alex Cantos

  Thank you to Alejandro Cantos Alvarez (Alex) of PVH – PVHardware who recently joined Kate West and Grant Jennings by the virtual fireside for a chat all things PVH and the collaborative partnership with Industry Capability Network – Victoria on #VRET and local steel content.   View the Fireside Chat

Fireside Chat SEMMA – Part 2: Collaboration with ICN, significance of LJF and workforce challenges

  We’re proud to present Part 2 of Kate and Andy‘s fireside chat with Peter Angelico and Vonda Fenwick. Peter and Vonda discuss the benefits of collaborating in the manufacturing industry as well as SEMMA’s long-standing relationship with ICN Victoria. Vonda highlights the recent collaboration program facilitated by South East Melbourne Manufacturers Alliance (SEMMA) for its members, along with their initiative responding to the current welding workforce challenges. View … Continued

Next Generation Trams

The Victorian Government is investing $1.48 billion to design and manufacture 100 Next Generation Trams in the biggest single investment in trams in decades. This project will deliver more modern, accessible and energy-efficient tram services to the network, while supporting Victoria’s manufacturing industry. The Next Generation Trams will facilitate retirements of older high-floor trams, making … Continued

Star of the South

The Star of the South is Australia’s first offshore wind project, proposed to be located off the south coast of Gippsland in Victoria. The project would provide large-scale, renewable electricity generation to support Victoria’s energy transition, as well as local jobs and investment. At 2.2 GW, it would be one of the largest offshore wind … Continued

Rising Regional House Prices

Written by Ian Hudson, 7 June 2021 For some time now, there have been warning signs about skills availability in the regions of NSW. There are myriad projects on the go in our regional areas, but only some of the skills needed will be available as they progress. This means that project owners will need … Continued

Celebrating Australian Made – Is Local Production More Expensive

Written by Ian Hudson, 26 May 2021 With Australian Made Week now underway, @AuManufacturing’s editorial series – Celebrating Australian Made – asks the hard question. Here Ian Hudson asks whether an Australian-made product is really more expensive? There is a commonly held belief that it’s more expensive to buy Australian Made products compared to those manufactured overseas. … Continued

Budget 2021/22 – Creating Jobs, Caring for Victorians

ICN Victoria is pleased to see yesterday’s Victorian State Government Budget strengthen that which was delivered in November last year, through a focus on people and jobs. As we continue to recover, ICN Victoria’s role has never been more critical. This Budget, again reinforces our mandate of administering the Local Jobs First Policy, maximising and … Continued

Naval Group – Future Submarine

FUTURE SUBMARINE PROGRAM The Program seeks to establish the Australian industrial capability necessary to support the build, operation and sustainment of the Future Submarine.  This will involve maximising the involvement of Australian industry in all phases of the Program without compromising capability, cost, schedule or risk. Australia’s Future Submarines will be built in Adelaide, Australia.  … Continued

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