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Botany Rail Duplication – long lead project

This $190 million John Holland project aims to provide the capacity to meet predicted growth in the containerised freight task and support rail services between Port Botany and metropolitan freight intermodal terminals. This is also part of the wider Port Botany Rail Duplication project.

Take a look at the many work packages open for EOIs on this long lead project, including protection officers, services investigations and vac truck hire, soil and slurry disposal, surveying services, traffic control services, plant hire and more. Most of these work packages open until January and February 2022.

Visit the project page on ICN Gateway or email or call Thuy Ho on +61 2 9927 3100 to find out more.

Cabramatta Loop Project – closing in Oct, Nov and Dec

Fulton Hogan is the contractor for ARTC’s $80 million project to introduce a 1.65km long passing loop between existing Glenfield and Leightonfield Passing Loops.

The work packages are available for:

  • Haulage and transport (closing 15 Oct)
  • Vortok fencing (16 Oct)
  • Sawcutting (10 Nov)
  • Endeavour Energy Street Lighting (non-contestable) (12 Nov)
  • Drainage pipe supply (31 Dec)
  • Drainage pit supply (31 Dec), and
  • Precast girder (9 Feb 2022).

Major construction is scheduled to commence in mid-2022, and the project is expected to be open to traffic late-2024. This is part of the wider Port Botany Rail Duplication project.

Find out more and submit your EOI on ICN Gateway. If you want to know more, email or call Thuy Ho on +61 2 9927 3100.

Maragle Switching Station and Transmission Line – closing in Oct, Nov and Dec

This $90 million UGL and TransGrid project involves a high voltage separable portion transmission and switching station in the Riverina region, approximately 500 km southwest of Sydney.

Work packages available for this project include:

  • Site facilities hire (closing 27 Oct)
  • Access grade construction and upgrade (3 Nov)
  • Easement clearing (3 Nov)
  • Supervision of easement clearing and access tracks (3 Nov)
  • Construction of Permanent buildings (11 Nov)
  • Crane hire (15 Nov)
  • Tower pads and benching (27 Nov), and
  • Supply of steel – strengthening works (5 Dec).

The scope of the work includes design, supply, construct management, test and commissioning of a new 330kV switching station, OPGW/OHEW upgrade cut into existing Line 64, and 10km of two new double-circuit 330kV transmission lines.

Find out more about the project and submit your EOI on ICN Gateway. If you want to know more about this opportunity, contact Geoff Reardon, ICN NSW’s Regional Manager – Murray Riverina, on +61 402 632 027 or via email.

The Riverina Redevelopment Program – Defence Estates

The Riverina Redevelopment Project is a program of works across three Department of Defence establishments including Albury Wodonga Military Area, Blamey Barracks and RAAF Base Wagga.

The scope comprises major upgrade or replacement of existing infrastructure and facilities to support Defence capability for the next 25 years.

If you are interested in any opportunities that may arise for this project, submit your EOI at ICN Gateway. Contact Ian Hudson via email or give him a call on 02 9927 3100 to discuss the project.

Port Botany Rail Line Duplication (including Cabramatta Loop) Project – closing in Dec

ARTC’s Port Botany Rail Duplication (including Cabramatta Loop) project comprises the duplication of the remaining single-track section of the Port Botany Rail Line and delivery of a new passing loop on the Southern Sydney Freight Line.

There is a variety of work packages available on the project’s ICN Gateway page, which are all closing on 24 December:

  • Legal consultancy services
  • Professional consultancy services
  • Project management services
  • Property consultants
  • Site surveys and investigations
  • Technical and engineering consultancy services, and
  • Utilities enabling works.

The project aims to provide the capacity to meet predicted growth in the containerised freight task and support rail services between Port Botany and metropolitan freight intermodal terminals.

If you want to know more about this project or the opportunities that are available, email Thuy Ho or call her on +61 2 9927 3100.

Sydney Metro City & Southwest – Crows Nest Station – closing Nov, Dec and Jan

A W Edwards is building the new station at Crows Nest under the Sydney Metro program of works. There are five work packages available on the project’s ICN Gateway page:

  • Supply and laying of epoxy floor/sealer coatings (closing 26 Nov)
  • Complete preparation and laying of all new road pavements (7 Dec)
  • Supply and installation of all roof access points to comply with relevant Australian standards and codes (7 Dec)
  • Supply and installation of all metal deck roofing, gutters and associated downpipes (15 Dec), and
  • Supply and installation of all wayfinding and statutory signage (7 Jan 2022).

Crows Nest Station will be between the Pacific Highway and Clarke Lane (eastern side of the Pacific Highway) and between Oxley Street and south of Hume Street. It will be strategically located to the south of the existing station at St Leonards and close to the leisure and retail strip along Willoughby Road.

If you want to know more about this project or the opportunities that are available, email Thuy Ho or call her on +61 2 9927 3100.

Rye Park Wind Farm – long lead project

The Rye Park Wind Farm (RPWF) is a 396MW wind farm project consisting of 66 wind turbines and associated infrastructure. Three main contractors have been engaged to undertake the works, Zenviron, Vestas and TransGrid. It will be built on an elevated ridgeline near the town of Rye Park, which is close to Yass in the Southern Tablelands region of NSW. Construction begins in late 2021 and should be finished in early 2024.

There are lots of work packages available for this project—from concrete supply, earthmoving, electrical substation equipment to cranes, accommodation and fencing.

Take a look at the project page on ICN Gateway and reach out to Wally Hirsch, ICN NSW’s Illawarra/South East Regional Manager, on 0427 000 719 or via email to find out more.

Sydney Gateway – Stages 1 & 3 – 10 packages closing in Oct, Nov & Dec

The Sydney Gateway project is part of Transport for NSW’s strategy to increase the capacity of the infrastructure and services in the area surrounding Sydney Airport at Mascot.

There are nine work packages available for the $2.6b mega project in November and December:

  • Supply and install – shotcrete and soil nails (1 Nov)
  • Excavation and installation of drainage and backfill (30 Nov)
  • Piling works for bored, CFA and/or screw piles (5 Dec)
  • Place and finish concrete (31 Dec)
  • Form Reo Pour (Concrete structures) – Formwork, steel fixing, concrete place and finish (31 Dec)
  • Installation of formwork (31 Dec)
  • Steel fixing (31 Dec)
  • Supply of electrical pits, street lights and other electrical materials (31 Dec), and
  • Supply of formwork (31 Dec).

To find out more about the project, view all work packages available and to register your interest, visit the project’s ICN Gateway page or email Thuy Ho or call her on 02 9927 3100 to discuss the opportunities that you’re interested in.

Sydney Metro City & Southwest – Station Upgrade Works (Marrickville, Canterbury and Lakemba) – packages for November & December

The Southwest Metro Station Upgrade Works Package 4 covers all the works required to repurpose Marrickville, Canterbury and Lakemba Train Stations to suit the new Metro Southwest services. This is being delivered by a joint venture between Haslin Constructions and Stephen Edwards Constructions Transport for NSW.

Work packages cover possession and non-possession work and include:

  • Supply and install of all wayfinding signage for station and precinct (closing 8 Nov)
  • Form Reo Pour (FRP) works for slabs and retaining walls and other miscellaneous items (30 Nov)
  • Building works including block walls, FRP of footing and retaining walls, rough-in of services, tiling and finishes (12 Dec)
  • Civil works – installation of kerbing, pavement and line-marking on council and RMS roads (31 Dec), and
  • Supply and install of landscaping and precinct works – footpaths, garden beds and street furniture (31 Dec).

Submit your EOI on the project’s ICN Gateway page or contact Thuy Ho or call her on 02 9927 3100 to find out more.

Sydney Metro City & Southwest – Barangaroo Station – closing in Nov

BESIX Watpac, an Australian engineering-led multi-disciplinary contractor, is delivering Sydney Metro’s stunning new Barangaroo Station in the heart of Sydney’s CBD. Barangaroo Station is about 25m below ground level, servicing Sydney’s newest business hub.

The construction for this project includes the underground station platforms, full fit-out and station entrance, as well as road and public domain works, including footpaths, cycling facilities, tree planting, lighting and street furniture.

The following work packages are currently available:

  • Supply and installation of advertising panels throughout the station fitout (30 Nov)
  • Supply and installation of ceramic tiling throughout the station fitout (30 Nov)
  • Supply and installation of paving to external areas (30 Nov), and
  • Supply and installation of terrazzo throughout the station fitout (30 Nov).

There is also a package for the supply and installation of miscellaneous furniture, fixtures and equipment items that is open until 1 Feb 2022.

If you’re interested in submitting an EOI, visit the project’s ICN Gateway page or to discuss the project, contact Thuy Ho or call her on 02 9927 3100.

Moorebank Logistics Park Development

The $2b project, located on a 243-hectare precinct at Moorebank in south-west Sydney near the junction of the M5 and M7 motorways, will include an import-export (IMEX) terminal, interstate terminal, up to 850,000sqm of warehousing and direct rail access to Port Botany via the Southern Sydney Freight Line.

It will transform the way containerised freight moves through Port Botany and deliver significant economic and environmental benefits to NSW. The project will generate an estimated $11 billion in economic benefits and create an estimated 1,300 jobs through the construction stage and 6,800 ongoing jobs.

The Moorebank Logistics Park has also become the first transport infrastructure project to be backed by the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, which describes it as a model for the future of sustainable low-emission freight infrastructure

If you want to keep up-to-date on this exciting project, take a look at the project page on ICN Gateway and reach out to Thuy Ho or give her a call on 02 9927 3100.



ICN NSW November News - The catch up

Catch up with Scott Franks, CEO of Tocomwall, Yamari Ochre and Glad Indigenous

Maintenance Plumbing Services – NT Showcase October 2021

From humble beginnings working from his kitchen bench to opening 3 branches around Australia. Sole Trader, Pat Whitehead founded Plumbing NT (AKA Plumbing Maintenance Services AUS) in 2010

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - Projects, Work Packages & EOI(s)

General Q&A about how to utilise ICN Gateway.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - Capability Profile

Frequently Asked Questions about capability statements on ICN Gateway.

October News - The Catch Up

The catch-up with Roddy Engineering.

October News - Industry news

Industry news in NSW.

October News - Awarded work packages

Awarded work packages for the Tweed Valley Hospital Project.

October News - New work now on offer

New project opportunities on ICN Gateway.

October News - Q&A

General questions about ICN Gateway

October News - What's on

Upcoming industry events in October and November.

Spring Capability News 2021

Spring is here and while many of us are in lockdown to varying degrees, it’s great to see so many Australian manufacturing businesses and major projects thriving in these challenging conditions.

ICN puts NT electrical contractors “on the map”

From humble beginning as a sole trader electrical business to winning multi-million-dollar defence contracts, Molloy Electrical Contracting Pty Ltd is a Northern Territory success story.

ICN maps regional supply chains for major rail project

Work on the largest ever freight rail infrastructure project is underway with the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) and ICN working together to ensure local suppliers can take advantage of opportunities.

WA business leverages ICN for success

Western Australian specialist valves business, Profluid, has won contracts worth more than $2.5 million on the WaitsiaStage 2 Development, thanks to help from ICNWA.

Teaming up to win big

A South Australian family-owned engineering fabrication company is seeing big wins in the defence sector, thanks to innovative teaming agreements and ICN Gateway.

Windfarm benefits from innovative cabling solution

Australian cable manufacturer, Nexans Olex, has developed a new process for the renewable industry, taking the 80-year-old business from a cable company to a system solutions provider.

ICN partners with the Australian Made Campaign

ICN Limited has partnered with the Australian Made Campaign to help support Australian small and medium businesses and to ensure Australian manufacturers are given new opportunities to supply to major projects across the country.

Upgrade your business on the new Gateway

Over the past 30 years, ICN Gateway has given Australian business access to access to an impressive array of prime clients, including Rheinmetall, Shell, John Holland, Rio Tinto and BAE, and helped them find $30 billion worth of contracts to keep them working and growing.

ACT budget provides a boost for Canberra businesses and industry

Last Wednesday’s budget has given Canberra businesses benefits right now and also for the future.

ICN Limited partners with experts to increase security for our customers

ICN Limited Executive Director Warren Jansen joined an expert group of panellists for the CyberCX Solution Spotlight series.

September News – What’s on

Upcoming events in September and October 2021

September News - The Catch Up

The catch up with Robert Briffa of Efficiency Works

September News - Awarded Work Packages

New awarded work packages for snowy 2 and inland rail narabrri to north star

September News - New work now on offer

Find out about new projects on ICN Gateway

Local Manufacturing Stories - Polytec

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 in several regional communities and a strong sustainability focus.

Global Resource Recovery - NT Showcase August 2021

Global Resource Recovery (GRR) arrived in the Territory in 2018 after acquiring Vopak’s decommissioned biodiesel facility.

ICN SA Newsletter - August 2021

Find out how ICN SA is supporting industry and projects in the regions

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.

WA business leverages ICN for success

Western Australian specialist valves business, Profluid, has won contracts worth more than $2.5 million on the Waitsia Stage 2 Development, thanks to help from ICNWA.

August News - Awarded Work Packages

Awarded work packages for NSW projects - August 2021

August News - What's on

Find out about events happening in your region.

August News - New work now on offer

New work packages opportunities - August 2021

Top End Resources (TER) - July 2021 Showcase

Top End Resources (TER) is a 100% Territory owned and operated business providing civil construction and maintenance solutions to the defence, mining, oil & gas, and construction sectors.

The Victorian Prospect - July 2021

Find out how ICN Victoria is supporting industry and projects in the regions

Industry Capability Network launches the new ICN Gateway

Industry Capability Network (ICN) Limited in collaboration with the ICN Network offices across the country today announce the relaunch of ICN Gateway after undergoing a comprehensive overhaul

Winter Capability News 2021

Winter has well and truly hit, at least across the east coast, but as the weather gets icy, major projects are heating up.

Snapshot of Indigenous business growth

The University of Melbourne has released its inaugural Indigenous Business Snapshot Study, which studied data from 2006 and 2018, highlighting that Indigenous businesses were booming.

New Gateway to boost Australian industry

Winter has well and truly hit, at least across the east coast, but as the weather gets icy, major projects are heating up.

Regional company on the world water sustainability stage

A regional South Australian water quality improvement company is gaining traction on the world stage, thanks in part to its involvement with ICN.

Improve health services for regional Victoria

ICN Victoria is engaging with local industry to ensure Gippsland suppliers have an opportunity to be involved in the Latrobe Regional Hospital Expansion – Stage 3A.

New FSPO contractor for Barossa Offshore

ICN NT has partnered with Santos to identify local capacity and raise awareness of opportunities to supply goods and services to the Barossa Offshore gas and condensate field project.

Facelift for Sydney fish market

The world-renowned Sydney Fish Markets are getting a multi-million-dollar facelift to create a “foodie” waterfront destination.

Major salt production project in the Pilbara

The Mardie Salt and Potash Project in the Pilbara region of Western Australia will be Australia’s first to produce both salt and sulphate of potash...

World-first renewables project slated for NW Queensland

North-West Queensland businesses have the chance to get involved with the world’s first integrated 50MW solar hybrid baseload power plant.

Victorian solar projects booming

Victorian businesses have an opportunity to get involved in the growing renewables industry, with three solar farms in development.

Major transport projects boost economic recovery

ICN Victoria is working with the Victorian State Government on two major transport projects that will transform tram and rail services in the State.

Getting Defence ready in the Hunter Valley

The Federal Government has invested $430,000 in a ground-breaking program designed to help suppliers break into the defence industry.

Land Forces 2021

ICN consultants from across the country recently attended the Land Forces 2021 Conference in Brisbane, where they had the opportunity to network with and learn from national and international Defence primes and suppliers.

Get Defence-ready

Since 2014, ICN Queensland has worked with Defence Jobs Queensland to deliver a series of capability workshops to assist industry to access Defence business opportunities.

Indigenous RTO trains bushfire clean-up workers

A conversation with an ICN consultant early last year led to an Indigenous-owned RTO company winning a major contract to train workers involved in NSW bushfire recovery.

Red Centre Technology Partners (RCTP) - June 2021 Showcase

From humble beginnings in 2003 with just three staff, Red Centre Technology Partners (RCTP) now sits as a powerhouse of IT managed solutions with a team of over 60

June News - New work now on offer

new projects opportunities in NSW available on ICN Gateway

June News - Awarded work packages

Current awarded work packages for NSW projects

June News - The catch up

Jarrod talks about how ICN NSW has helped their business to grow.

June News - What's on

Upcoming events in July

Rising Regional House Prices

For some time now, there have been warning signs about skills availability in the regions of NSW.

Opportunity for businesses to supply for energy project

You may already be aware that Transgrid’s board has now financially committed to the construction of EnergyConnect, the new transmission link from Wagga Wagga in NSW to Robertstown in South Australia, via Buronga.

Celebrating Australian Made - Is Local Production More Expensive

"Is local production more expensive" by Ian Hudson

NT Newsletter - May 2021

Find out how ICN NT is supporting industry and projects in the regions

FRM Refrigeration & Air Conditioning - NT Showcase May 2021

FRM is a 100% Territory owned and operated business, servicing the Darwin and Katherine regions. Specialising in the design, installation and service of commercial air conditioning and refrigeration systems.

May News - The Catch Up

Wayne Kruger talk about how ICN NSW has helped his business to grow.

May News - What's On

Upcoming industry events in June 2021

May News - New Work Now On Offer

New work packages announcement

May News - Awarded Work Packages

Current awarded work packages in NSW.

Capability Connection - A new Australian Government Initiative

The Australian Government has announced the launch of their local capability register Capability Connection. A six-month pilot of the free online register is now available for businesses located in Greater Melbourne, South East Queensland and Townsville. 

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.

Budget 2021: $15.2bn boost to rail, road, and infrastructure over the next decade.

“The announcements made in the budget last night to support Australian infrastructure and additional developments in regional areas is to be congratulated,” said ICN Limited Executive Director, Warren Jansen.

Victoria's Next Generation Trams

Victoria's Next Generation Trams Project Webinar on-demand

ICN SA Newsletter - April 2021

Find out how ICN SA is supporting industry and projects in the regions

Hydro Australia - NT Showcase Company April 2021

Hydro Australia Darwin provides servicing and pump refurbishment, engineering, and onsite field service to the mining, oil & gas (onshore and offshore) and utilities industries.

NT Newsletter - April 2021

Find out how ICN NT is supporting industry and projects in the regions

April News - What's on

Find out what is happening in your region and how you can get involved in upcoming workshops and seminars.

April News - “I C New…” brings us together

Have your seen our “I C New…” campaign, which we’ve begun rolling out on LinkedIn and Facebook?

April News - Work packages awarded

Lendlease completed Tweed Valley Hospital project’s early works stage in late 2020, including earthworks, installation of infrastructure services, civil works and foundations.

April News - New work now on offer

Four work packages available for the WestConnext M4-M5 Link Tunnels Project are for handrails, construction of special cross passages, longitudinal egress passage and electrical building services.

April News - Industry News

Work has begun on the $178m Nelligen Bridge project, which will provide another connection for motorists travelling between Canberra and the NSW South Coast.

NT Newsletter - March 2021

Find out how ICN NT is supporting industry and projects in the regions

Electrotech - Automation & Controls - NT Showcase Company March 2021

Electrotech Automation & Controls is a local 100% Indigenous owned and operated business that specialises in electrical control systems and automation projects, predominantly in the resource and mining industry and can service all of the Territory.

Boosting Australian shipbuilding capability

BAE Systems Maritime Australia (BAE) is using ICN Gateway to promote and call for expressions of interest from Australian companies that have registered their interest in the Hunter Class Frigate Program.

Curtis Custom Works – NT Showcase Company

Curtis Custom Works is a local NT Indigenous business specialising in fabrication of a range of products in aluminium, stainless or mild steel.

NT Newsletter - February 2021

Find out how ICN NT is supporting industry and projects in the regions

ICN SA Newsletter - February 2021

Find out how ICN SA is supporting industry and projects in the regions

NT Newsletter January 2021

Find out how ICN NT is supporting industry and projects in the region.

Northern Renewables - NT Showcase Company

Katherine Solar NT is a locally owned and operated solar and electrical business. Founded in 2018 by Jake Groves and Leigh Fowkes, Katherine Solar quickly expanded to a team of six within its first year. Both Jake and Leigh have been in the solar and electrical industry for over a decade, working extensively along the east coast.

ICN SA Newsletter - December 2020

Find out how ICN SA is supporting industry and projects in the regions

The Victorian Prospect - December 2020

As we approach the New Year, that metaphorical line in the sand has never felt more poignant. The 2020 zeitgeist will be unforgettable for a long time to come but in this last edition of the Victorian Prospect for this extraordinary year we’d like to focus on the positives.

NT Newsletter November 2020

Find out how ICN NT is supporting industry and projects in the region.

ICN Victoria’s Role in Recovery

It cannot be understated how significant the challenges our State has faced this year but now it’s time to rebuild and recover by encouraging industry and supporting jobs.

ICN Gateway data security enhancements launched

ICN is committed to protecting our customers' privacy and give them a safe online experience. ICNL Infrastructure Architect, Phil Allen has been working with Foresight Consulting for the last 12 weeks to further uplift the security of ICN Gateway and ICN Toolbox and it will be launched mid-November, 2020.  

NT Newsletter October 2020

Find out how ICN NT is supporting industry and projects in the region.

$1.5B initiative for the Australian manufacturing industry

The federal budget for 2020-21 is backing up the Australian manufacturing industry by investing $1.5B in the Modern Manufacturing Strategy over the next four years.

ICN SA Newsletter - September 2020

Find out how ICN SA is supporting industry and projects in the regions

ICN Spring Capability News

Find out how ICN is supporting SMEs in this edition of Capability News

SA Newsletter September 2020

Find out how ICN SA is supporting industry and projects in the region.

NT Newsletter September 2020

Find out how ICN NT is supporting industry and projects in the region.

ICN Victoria announces new CEO

Industry Capability Network (ICN) Victoria is delighted to announce Ms Dianne Smith as its new CEO. 

New Social Procurement Program launched for ICN Vic

In 2018 the Victorian State Government determined that it had an opportunity to use its buying power to enter into procurement contracts that could make a real difference to all Victorians. As a result, the Social Procurement Framework (SPF) was released, encouraging project proponents to acknowledge that value-for-money in purchasing contracts shouldn’t be decided by price alone.

Silver City Drilling - NT Showcase Company August 2020

The Northern Territory’s prospective onshore oil & gas industry is building momentum and local Alice Springs company Silver City Drilling has built extensive experience in QLD and NSW, and is excited to be a part of the journey. Silver City Drilling is an independently owned Australian Company with a historical base in Alice Springs. The current owner has lived in the Territory for more than 60 years, with 40 years’ experience in the drilling industry. This experience has resulted in Silver City Drilling becoming a leader in some of the more complex drilling including deep directional CSG drilling programs and large diameter production, abstraction/recharge wells.

EIM & Territory Instruments Partnership

Territory Instruments and EIM Northern have formed a partnership to service the Northern Territory Energy and Resource Industries. The joint venture combines Territory Instruments’ illustrious local presence in Northern Australia with EIM’s strong track record developing and operating infrastructure for Eastern Australian energy and resource markets.

Industry Capability Network releases ICN Connect – our new B2B Marketplace

Industry Capability Network (ICN) Limited has partnered with IONYX to bring you ICN Connect. ICN Connect is a B2B marketplace designed to make it easier for buyers looking for products and services to find someone to meet those needs.

NC Electrical & Air-Conditioning / Solar City

Neill Carberry established NC Electrical and Air-Conditioning (NCE) in 2011 as a sole trader. The business expanded rapidly and now employs ten staff. NCE has worked hard to build a solid reputation in the Northern Territory as a reliable and quality-focused electrical and solar company.

New Industry Advisor - Katherine Region

This new role provides the ICN with a permanent presence in Katherine, servicing businesses across the Katherine Region. Given I have been in the role for a couple of weeks, and this my first report, a little bit about myself and where to over the coming weeks.

COVID-19 Latest update

ICN is working with Australian governments at all levels in response to COVID-19. We recognise importance of having a strong supply chain, now more than ever to ensure that the community continues to receive key services and products.

Gateway Page | Northern Territory Opportunities

COVID-19 is already damaging our economy and now more than ever it is crucial to support local industry. We can start by promoting available business opportunities.

COVID-19 Response

Last Sunday was a significant day for Australia, with the Prime Minister announcing new shut downs in an effort to stem the spread of COVID-19. We recognise the impact that this has not only on ICN as a Network but also for many Australian small businesses.

World Class manufacturing alive and well

The recent news from General Motors that it would discontinue the famous, Australian cultural phenomenon, car brand Holden opened old wounds and fears around the state of homegrown manufacturing. Whilst it is perfectly understandable to feel nostalgic and even sadness around this announcement, we can safely say that the rumours of manufacturing’s death have been greatly exaggerated!

Bushfire recovery and relief

Over the Christmas period, Australia was in the grip of severe bushfires. This crisis has had a negative affect on many small businesses. Over the next few months, many ICN offices across the country will be working in varying degrees with the recovery efforts.

LNG supply chain opportunities at your fingertips

Businesses interested in supplying to the Australian LNG facilities will benefit from an updated report being launched at the Australasian Oil & Gas Exhibition & Conference (AOG) in Perth.

ICN to help NBN deliver 400 new manufacturing jobs

Industry Capability Network (ICN) welcomed the announcement by Innovation Minister Senator Kim Carr that 400 new manufacturing jobs would be created in Australia as part of the National Broadband Network (NBN). Senator Carr made the announcement today following the signing of three NBN equipment contracts worth $1.6 billion.

Making it easier for SME’s to get involved in Defence projects

The Industry Capability Network (ICN) Gateway has now been updated to include a taxonomy for the Defence sector. This is great news for companies wanting to be involved with Defence procurement contracts in Australia.

Industry Capability Network in the Northern Territory (ICN NT) partners with procurement platform provider VendorPanel to deliver more opportunities for Territory SMEs

ICN NT and technology company VendorPanel have announced a new partnership to help drive local economic development in the Northern Territory. This is a strategic initiative between ICN in the Northern Territory and VendorPanel aimed at providing government, councils and enterprises with a reliable marketplace to gain competitive quotes from Territory businesses and SMEs that are registered with ICN.

Budget a win for business and industry

Yesterday’s Budget has given small to medium enterprises (SMEs) benefits right now and also for the future, Industry Capability Network (ICN) Limited said.

Submarine contract a significant boost for local industry

‘Today’s announcement that DCNS will build the country’s next fleet of submarines in Australia is an historic investment for the local ship building industry,’ says ICN Limited’s executive director, Derek Lark.

Capability and viability – the foundation for small to medium business success

Industry Capability Network (ICN) has launched a new tool aimed at helping small and medium companies understand their own financial viability, using VedaScore, provided by data analytics company Veda.

Welcome new Minister for Industry

Industry Capability Network (ICN) today welcomes the appointment of the Hon. Ian Macfarlane as Minister for Industry.

ICN welcomes Australian Government’s new plan for Australian jobs

Industry Capability Network (ICN) Limited’s Chairman, David McLachlan, has welcomed Prime Minister Gillard’s announcement to boost Australian innovation, productivity and competitiveness with a $1 billion investment.

Australia Day Honours for Industry Capability Network Limited Board Member

Industry Capability Network Limited’s (ICNL) Chairman, David McLachlan, today congratulated Bruce Griffiths on receiving the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the Australian Day Honours.

Manufacturing taskforce plan

Industry Capability Network (ICN) Limited‘s Executive Director, Derek Lark, today welcomes Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s announcement of a new report that maps out a shared vision for the future of Australia’s manufacturing sector.

ICN provides the Gateway to Central Queensland companies supplying the Curtis LNG project

Local companies are gaining access to supplying the multibillion dollar QGC Queensland Curtis LNG Project via an online database designed to assist companies find new business opportunities. The Banana-Gladstone-Rockhampton region is the second largest recipient of QGC spending on this project to date, to a tune of more than $191m to date and QGC is committed to providing Central Queensland industry with opportunities to become involved.

ICN helps Cleantech companies gain access to new markets

In an Australian first, Industry Capability Network (ICN) has successfully showcased 21 clean technology (Cleantech) companies to the world’s largest defence contractor, US based Lockheed Martin Corporation.

Creating more opportunities for Australian businesses

Industry Capability Network (ICN) Limited's Chairman, David McLachlan, today welcomed Prime Minister Julia Gillard's new plan to help support local businesses compete for work in Australia.

ICN launches 'one-stop-shop' Australian rail industry

AusRAIL 2010 saw the launch of the Industry Capability Network (ICN) Rail Directory; a “one-stop-shop” web portal that showcases Australian rail manufacturers’ capabilities and connects suppliers with rail opportunities both locally and overseas.

Appointment of water supply advocate welcomed by ICN

Industry Capability Network (ICN) Limited’s executive director, Mr Derek Lark, today welcomed the appointment of its deputy chairman, Mr Bob Herbert AM, as the supplier advocate for water under the Australia Government’s Supplier Advocate Program.

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