Victorians are urged to have their say on future opportunities to grow the State’s transport technologies sector, with the Andrews Labor Government’s release of a discussion paper today.
The Transport Technologies Discussion Paper will help the Labor Government identify challenges and issues within the industry, and provide direction for how we approach them to create jobs and support growth.
The Paper was drafted following consultation with industry groups, workers, businesses, other levels of government and the community.
The transport technologies sector supports around 25,000 workers in Victoria - around 9.5 per cent of the manufacturing workforce - with around 1,500 businesses in its supply chain.
Through the $200 million Future Industries Fund, the Labor Government has targeted transport technologies as one of six sectors that will drive Victoria’s future economic growth.
A Future Industries Ministerial Advisory Council chaired by former Tasmanian Premier, David Bartlett, is providing strategic guidance to the Future Industries initiative.
Feedback to the discussion paper will help develop the Labor Government’s transport technologies sector strategy and drive growth in the sector.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Industry Lily D’Ambrosio
“Victoria has strong industry expertise and talent in the transport technologies sector - we need to harness this to create jobs and growth.”
“I encourage Victorians to have their say and help shape how we capitalise on the opportunities and tackle the challenges in the transport technology sector.”
Quotes attributable to Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan
“Our transport sector supports thousands of jobs and moves millions of people. This discussion paper is about strengthening this vital sector, ensuring it continues to grow and serve Victorian passengers.”
Reviewed 10 February 2021