Bringing manufacturing home
Friday 18 February 2022
A Matthew Guy Liberals and Nationals Government will bring manufacturing home to Victoria.
Manufacturing has been in decline in Victoria and Daniel Andrews and his Labor Government have done nothing to stem it. The Victorian Liberals and Nationals will revitalise our manufacturing industry to ensure communities can recover and rebuild with confidence.
Victorian Liberal Leader, Matthew Guy said the Liberals and Nationals $2.5 billion Rebuilding Jobs and Bringing Manufacturing Home program will make Victoria the manufacturing engine room of the nation once again.
“Victoria’s largest ever investment in manufacturing will put jobs at the heart of local communities ready to rebuild,”
“The Liberals and Nationals know local careers underpin local communities, this $2.5 billion investment will give Victorian businesses and workers the confidence to get on with the job.”
Expanding the local manufacturing industry across Victoria is key to our state’s recovery. $1 billion of the fund will go into investing in manufacturing in regional communities.
“Regional Victoria is an integral part of our rebuild and that’s why our plan will put $1 billion into projects in rural areas, helping to drive our state’s recovery.” Mr Guy said.
Additionally, a Matthew Guy Liberals and Nationals Government will establish an industry-led Manufacturing Excellence Taskforce to regenerate our capability to produce critical supplies, overlooked in favour of cheaper overseas competitors.
With Daniel Andrews at the helm, Victoria is no longer the nation’s economic powerhouse. Instead, our state has the nation’s highest taxes, record debt and a falling population.
Shadow Minister for Manufacturing, Bridget Vallence said only a Matthew Guy Liberals and Nationals Government will deliver the plan to get Victorian manufacturing back to where it belongs.
“We want to make Victoria the place to invest and to work,” Ms Vallence said.
“Our focus is on bringing manufacturing home, skilling our workforce, creating the manufacturing jobs of the future, and strengthening our economy,”
“Our plan will revitalise our existing manufacturing base and enable opportunities for new ideas and technologies that will be crucial to recover and rebuild Victoria.”
The Liberals and Nationals program will focus on areas of strategic importance, including health and medicine, zero emissions and recycling, as well as food, fibre and beverages.
It will also concentrate on rare earth and mineral processing, defence, transport, aerospace and technology, and digital transformation.
Victorian small businesses, families, workers and communities must be given the confidence to rebuild and recover.