Geelong Manufacturing Council Blog

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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Enrol Now for our 2019 Leadership for Manufacturing Excellence Program

March 26, 2018 Can your business afford not to gain $350,000* in benefits in 2019? *average measured result achieved by participating companies in 2018.  In April our 2018 Leadership for Manufacturing Excellence program will kick-off. Since its inception in 2012, the program has delivered outstanding results, with 2018 scoring an overall $10.9m in tracked benefits to participant companies....
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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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Flat Glass Industries Transitions for the Future

December 19, 2017 On Friday, David Peart (GMC CEO) visited Flat Glass Industries and saw the amazing work being done by a local company to transition from automotive into a new future focused industry. Flat Glass Industries (FGI) Geelong, part of MHG, a GMC member, decided to accept the challenge and reinvent themselves when the closure of automotive...
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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.

Mark Brennan, Thales Australia, Presents at 2017 GMC AGM

December 1, 2017 GMC welcomed members & guests last night to the 2017 Annual General Meeting at The Pier, to celebrate the year’s achievements and look forward to 2018. Guest speaker on the evening was Mark Brennan, Director Technical & Engineering – Hawkei Land & Air Systems/Protected Mobility from Thales Australia. Mark presented the history and progress of...
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