Strategic projects

Projects valued at $50 million or more, excluding maintenance and operational costs, are automatically granted VIPP strategic project status. Maintenance projects valued at $50 million or more are also classified as strategic projects.

VIPP strategic projects have minimum local content requirements and other conditions determined on a case-by-case basis by government. Bidders for strategic projects are encouraged to seek goods and services from local small and medium enterprises (SME's).

VIPP Strategic projects are expected to:

  • contribute to the productive capability of Victoria and make a strategic economic contribution to the State
  • potentially generate significant local industry participation, employment or skills and training/technology transfer
  • create opportunities to build ongoing industry capability, skills and employment benefits
  • Contain significant contestable items.

VIPP Strategic Projects – Forward Plan

The Government has committed to releasing a forward plan of VIPP Strategic Projects every six months or as required.

The forward plan of VIPP Strategic Projects provides industry with information on current and future Government procurements activities valued at $50 million and above, including information on local content commitments.

The first forward plan was released in February 2016 on the Department and the ICN website. SMEs can register their interest in supplying into these activities with ICN at

Additional details regarding industry opportunities for VIPP strategic projects are provided at the links specified below.

Read the strategic project forward plan

Find further information on the projects and register your interest through the ICN gateway.

Page last updated: 12 April 2017