New projects to create thousands of new jobs and support local businesses

Published: 10 August 2017

A.G Coombs, Managing Director, Russell Telford, Apprentice Maurice Barbour work at the Melbourne Park Stage 2 Redevelopment
In this photo from the left: A.G Coombs Managing Director, Russell Telford, Apprentice Maurice Barbour and Nick McCubbin from Group Training at the Melbourne Park Stage 2 Redevelopment.

The Victorian Government has announced a multi billion dollar pipeline of key infrastructure projects that will create tens of thousands of jobs across the state and boost local businesses.

The updated Local Jobs First - Victorian Industry Participation Policy (VIPP) Forward Plan with 26 new projects brings the total number of Strategic Projects to 80.

The $340 million Melbourne Park Redevelopment Stage Two, including the Rod Laver Arena Refurbishment is one of the existing projects on the plan, with a minimum local content requirement of 82 per cent.

The project has already provided opportunities for local businesses such as A.G Coombs, Barden Steeldeck, Fitzgerald Construction and Century Glass.

Local Jobs First - VIPP ensures that small and medium size enterprises are given a full and fair opportunity to compete for government contracts, such as hospitals, schools and road projects, while still achieving value for money.

Local businesses looking to supply into the projects are encouraged to register with the Industry Capability Network.

For further information, visit the Local Jobs First - Victorian Industry Participation Policy (VIPP) website.