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GMC Annual General Meeting Highlights

November 29, 2018 The Geelong Manufacturing Council yesterday held its 2018 Annual General Meeting. Members and invited guests celebrated the past 12 months’ achievements and reflected on 20 years of support provided to the manufacturing industries of the Geelong region. The group welcomed new Chairman Lyn George of Austeng and paid tribute to David Sinclair (Plantic Technologies). David...
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June Update from CEO David Peart

July 25, 2018 Industry 4.0 continues to transform industry and is taking hold in our leading manufacturers. GMC’s Regional Innovation Collaboration Program recently co-ordinated an i4.0 Open Summit at Bosch where the benefits could be seen in practice. We are seeing heightened focus on i4.0 via the Entrepreneurs’ Programme. This year our bi-annual industry expo will have theme Innovate 2018...
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Students Inspired into Manufacturing Careers

May 17, 2018 Geelong’s future leaders revelled in a day of inspiration at last week’s launch of the 2018 Geelong Future Leaders of Industry (GFLOI) and Girls Leading Advanced Manufacturing (GLAM) programs. During a site tour at Deakin University twenty-four Year 9 and 10 students from schools across Geelong were introduced to the enormous possibilities available through a...
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March Update from CEO David Peart

March 26, 2018 Regional Jobs and Investment Packages Funding The announcement of $20m of funding in early 2018 across 21 companies in the region will lead to a further $95m investment, and has provided a great fillip for the region through an expected 1200 jobs. Under the Regional Jobs and Investment Packages (RJIP), pleasingly we see that 14...
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February Members’ Meeting Overview

March 26, 2018 New Business In Geelong GMC members were briefed on the GMC Energy Roundtable held last month. The event included eight energy intensive users and AIG Energy expert, Tennant Reed. Discussion included: The market outlook for electricity and the future expectations for 2018-21 seeing an easing of prices. Gas contract prices have also eased so far...
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Regional Industry Collaboration Program (RICP)

March 26, 2018 Busy times for the start of the year in the Regional Industry Collaboration Program! As March closes there are 17 companies from Ballarat, Bendigo and Geelong actively involved in the program. The RICP is focused on actively helping manufacturing companies innovate through engaging researchers from our local universities and the CSIRO. So far, hundreds of...
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Latest News

March 26, 2018 Land 400 While the decision to select Rheinmetall as the successful builder of Land 400 is a setback for Geelong and Victorian industry, it must be kept in mind that other defence projects will offer future opportunities for industry. GMC will continue to work with Geelong Defence Alliance to pursue these. RIJP Funding Announced RJIP...
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December 22, 2017 VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT MICROGRID DEMONSTRATION INITIATIVE – NOW OPEN The Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, the Hon Lily D’Ambrosio, last week launched the Victorian Government’s Microgrid Demonstration Initiative grants program. The Microgrid Demonstration Initiative is now open for applications to the Expression of Interest stage.  Applications to the Expression of Interest close on 15...
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Victorian Government New Energy Jobs Fund Round Three – Now Open

December 22, 2017 The Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, the Hon Lily D’Ambrosio, has launched the third round of the Victorian Government’s $20 million New Energy Jobs Fund. The Fund is now open, with applications closing on 1 March 2018. Up to $3 million is available in two streams – Community and Industry. Categories will focus...
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Merry Christmas & Office Hours

December 18, 2017 The team at GMC would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. We look forward to working with you towards a successful 2018. Our office will be closed from December 22 and will re-open on January 15, 2018.