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Local Manufacturing Stories – Polytec

At ICN Victoria, we are proud to highlight the Australian local businesses leading the way in manufacturing, especially when sustainability is at the core of their operations. The Borg group of companies which includes Polytec and its manufacturing arm, Australian Panel Products – employs more than 2,000 people across the country, with a large presence … Continued

Capability Connection – Promoting businesses in Melbourne, SE Queensland and Townsville

The Capability Connection – a new local capability register, was launched in May 2021 by the Hon Christian Porter MP, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology. This free online register is currently available as a six-month pilot for businesses located in Greater Melbourne, South East Queensland and Townsville. The Capability Connection was developed with industry … Continued

Dame Phyllis Frost Centre 106 Bed & Supporting Infrastructure Expansion

The Dame Phyllis Frost Centre (DPFC) provides maximum and medium-security specialist accommodation for remanded and sentenced women prisoners. As one of Victoria’s two women-only prisons, it plays a critical role in Victoria’s corrections system. The current accommodation facilities include cellular accommodation units (each with self-contained ablutions), a number of self-contained cottage units and several units … Continued

The Victorian Prospect July 2021

We are proud to present our next Victorian Prospect, a compilation showcasing the first half of 2021 and our collective penchant for hi-vis! Read here: https://lnkd.in/gUcVXZE We take you on a journey across Victoria with visits to Composite Materials Engineering (CME), Latrobe Valley Enterprises, Bambach Specialised and Industrial Cables, Australian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH) Gippsland, Calbah Industries, Ballarat GovHub (Kane Constructions Pty Ltd Nicholson Construction), Ballarat … Continued

Melbourne Airport Rail

Melbourne Airport Rail is a transformational public transport project connecting Melbourne Airport to Victoria’s regional and metropolitan train network for the first time. Following detailed analysis, the Australian and Victorian Governments have agreed on a solution that maximises the benefits of Melbourne Airport Rail for all Victorians by delivering the best connections to the state’s … Continued

Fireside Chat with Glenne Drover

  Kate West and Peter McCracken sat by the virtual fireside with Glenne Drover last week to talk all things energy and renewables. Glenne is an energy sector advisor, currently the Corporate Secretary for the Yarra Energy Foundation and Secretary for the Victorian Branch of the Australian Institute of Energy. To listen to his insights please click on the video link below. Thanks very much … Continued

Fireside Chat SEMMA – Part 1: History and Manufacturing

  Andy Balmain and Kate West recently sat by the virtual fireside for a chat with Vonda Fenwick and Peter Angelico from South East Melbourne Manufacturers Alliance (SEMMA). In the first of a 3-part series, Vonda and Peter discuss their extensive experience in the manufacturing industry and their roles at SEMMA, a leading voice for manufacturers in Melbourne’s south-east. View the Fireside Chat

Fireside Chat with Geoffrey Simpson

  Our Industry Advisers Peter McCracken and Noel Morton recently sat by the virtual fireside for a chat with Geoffrey Simpson from Nexans Olex. Thanks for your time Geoffrey, Peter and Noel thoroughly enjoyed chatting about your experience in the power and renewable sectors and your insights on the Victorian and Australian power grids.   View the Fireside Chat

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 3: Future of Manufacturing

  We’re proud to present Part 3 of Kate and Andy‘s fireside chat with Peter Angelico and Vonda Fenwick. Peter highlights the benefits of long-term expansion in Australian manufacturing, with Vonda underlining the enhanced focus on onshoring since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Andy adds the importance of collaboration between ICN Victoria and South East Melbourne Manufacturers Alliance (SEMMA)‘s members, along with manufacturing SMEs on a wider basis. … Continued

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