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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 $405 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 (PDF icon 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.

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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.

Key dates
24 February 2016 Queensland Advanced Manufacturing discussion paper released
24 March 2016 Consultation on the discussion paper closed
June 2016 Consideration by Industry and Manufacturing Advisory Group
Late 2016 10-Year Roadmap and Action Plan scheduled for release

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