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New Advisory Council To Boost Manufacturing Future

18 October 2016

The Andrews Labor Government will establish a new Advanced Manufacturing Advisory Council to help shape the future of Victoria’s advanced manufacturing sector.

The Council will bring together Victoria’s leaders in advanced manufacturing from industry, unions and academia to provide advice on how to boost the sector and oversee the development of an advanced manufacturing statement.

Building on the Future Industries Sector Strategies released earlier this year, the statement will present a vision for Victoria’s manufacturing future, showcase our advanced manufacturing capabilities and outline actions to grow our advanced manufacturing businesses.

The Council will be chaired by highly-respected industry expert Mr Ross Pilling, who has more than 30 years’ experience in the chemicals, manufacturing and services industries across Australia, Malaysia, Singapore and the UK.

Mr Pilling is also a former board member of the Australian Plastics and Chemicals Industries Association and former Deputy National President of the Australian Industry Group.

Victoria has a world-class manufacturing sector that contributes around $26 billion to the State’s economy each year and employs about 274,000 people.

Through the Future Industries Fund, the Labor Government is working hard to create jobs and support high growth industries that will help transition our economy towards an advanced manufacturing state.

Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan made the announcement at the 2016 Victorian Manufacturing Showcase event in Ballarat today.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan

“I am delighted to announce the establishment of the new Advanced Manufacturing Advisory Council, which will help shape the future of Victoria’s world-class manufacturing sector.”

“Manufacturing is one of the largest industries in Victoria, employing around 274,000 people. This Council will help us grow our advanced manufacturing capabilities right across the state.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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