Queensland's advanced manufacturing: supporting a smarter Queensland economy
The Queensland Government is committed to supporting the state's manufacturing industry which is a major contributor to jobs and the economy.
The government wants to ensure that Queensland advanced manufacturing companies continue to remain globally competitive and innovative to generate the jobs of the future.
It is investing in jobs for the future through the Future Jobs Strategy, a key element of the government's $180 million Advance Queensland program. Advanced manufacturing has been identified as a priority industry sector for Queensland.
The Department of State Development is developing a series of industry roadmaps which will guide how industry and government works together for the next 10 years.
On 24 February 2016, the government released a Queensland Advanced Manufacturing discussion paper ( 1.0 MB). The paper was developed in consultation with the Industry and Manufacturing Advisory Group.
Public consultation has closed
Consultation on the discussion paper closed on 24 March 2016. We conducted eight focus group sessions between 7–10 March with small- to medium-enterprises in Caboolture, Cairns, Gladstone, Mackay, Maryborough, Springfield Lakes, Southport and Townsville, plus a pilot workshop in Toowoomba.
Discussions were also held with research institutions, state and federal government agencies, peak industry bodies and unions.
Feedback received will inform the development of a 10-year roadmap and action plan to grow Queensland's advanced manufacturing sector. The department's Advanced Manufacturing team will analyse all responses.
The draft Queensland Advanced Manufacturing 10-Year Roadmap and Action Plan is expected to be considered by the Industry Manufacturing Advisory Group in May 2016.
The final Queensland Advanced Manufacturing 10 Year Roadmap and Action Plan is scheduled for release mid-year.
|24 February 2016||Queensland Advanced Manufacturing discussion paper released|
|24 March 2016||Consultation on the discussion paper closes|
|30 May 2016||Consideration by Industry and Manufacturing Advisory Group|
|Late June 2016||10-Year Roadmap and Action Plan scheduled for release|