Councils, educators and researchers are working together to make Melbourne’s South East the centre of manufacturing in Australia.
They are joining local manufacturers and businesses to attract $1.2 billion of public and private investment to projects in the region. Their aim is to create jobs, stimulate local economies and innovation, and strengthen community health, wellbeing and resilience.
Dubbed The Manufacturing Zone, this region is home to more than one million people and 5,000 enterprises. It produces over half of Victoria’s manufactured product, providing in excess of 90,000 manufacturing jobs.
The advancement of manufacturing in Melbourne’s South East is one of four strategic agendas contained in a Committee for Dandenong (C4D) report, which was launched by the Victorian Premier Mr Daniel Andrews in Parliament House on March 22nd, 2016.