The Victorian Coalition Government is seeking to co-locate aviation businesses, services and training providers to create a new national aviation precinct.
Aviation Minister Gordon Rich-Phillips last night released a discussion paper on the National Aviation Services Precinct (NASP) and called for industry feedback.
"Forecasts show half of the world's air traffic growth will be driven by the Asia-Pacific region by 2030," Mr Rich-Phillips said.
"The move to create a precinct where aviation training, maintenance repair and overhaul, business and training facilities are co-located is world leading.
"By co-locating these services, the precinct will offer more streamlined, targeted aircraft training, including classroom and on-the-job learning environments, to ensure we are training skilled aviation professionals to meet demand.
"The collaboration that will result from bringing industry, education and business together will lead to greater innovation and productivity."
Mr Rich-Phillips said the Coalition Government was keen to attract interstate and international aviation businesses to the precinct.
"Victoria has a fantastic opportunity to capitalise on the worldwide growth within the aviation sector and it is important that industry is a partner in this objective," Mr Rich-Phillips said.
"Aviation is already worth more than $1 billion to the Victorian economy each year and we want to see that grow. This discussion paper will help Victoria set a course for future growth and success in the aviation sector," Mr Rich-Phillips said.
The Coalition Government is seeking feedback on the discussion paper from aviation industry stakeholders and training providers before formally consulting with prospective partners.