ICN Victoria (VIC)

Local Manufacturing Stories – Polytec

At ICN Victoria, we are proud to highlight the Australian local businesses leading the way in manufacturing, especially when sustainability is at the core of their operations. The Borg group of companies which includes Polytec and its manufacturing arm, Australian Panel Products – employs more than 2,000 people across the country, with a large presence … Continued

9 September 2021


Capability Connection – Promoting businesses in Melbourne, SE Queensland and Townsville

The Capability Connection – a new local capability register, was launched in May 2021 by the Hon Christian Porter MP, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology. This free online register is currently available as a six-month pilot for businesses located in Greater Melbourne, South East Queensland and Townsville. The Capability Connection was developed with industry … Continued

26 August 2021


Dame Phyllis Frost Centre 106 Bed & Supporting Infrastructure Expansion

The Dame Phyllis Frost Centre (DPFC) provides maximum and medium-security specialist accommodation for remanded and sentenced women prisoners. As one of Victoria’s two women-only prisons, it plays a critical role in Victoria’s corrections system. The current accommodation facilities include cellular accommodation units (each with self-contained ablutions), a number of self-contained cottage units and several units … Continued

24 August 2021


The Victorian Prospect July 2021

We are proud to present our next Victorian Prospect, a compilation showcasing the first half of 2021 and our collective penchant for hi-vis! Read here: https://lnkd.in/gUcVXZE We take you on a journey across Victoria with visits to Composite Materials Engineering (CME), Latrobe Valley Enterprises, Bambach Specialised and Industrial Cables, Australian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH) Gippsland, Calbah Industries, Ballarat GovHub (Kane Constructions Pty Ltd Nicholson Construction), Ballarat … Continued

19 August 2021


Melbourne Airport Rail

Melbourne Airport Rail is a transformational public transport project connecting Melbourne Airport to Victoria’s regional and metropolitan train network for the first time. Following detailed analysis, the Australian and Victorian Governments have agreed on a solution that maximises the benefits of Melbourne Airport Rail for all Victorians by delivering the best connections to the state’s … Continued

17 August 2021


Next Generation Trams

The Victorian Government is investing $1.48 billion to design and manufacture 100 Next Generation Trams in the biggest single investment in trams in decades. This project will deliver more modern, accessible and energy-efficient tram services to the network, while supporting Victoria’s manufacturing industry. The Next Generation Trams will facilitate retirements of older high-floor trams, making … Continued

13 August 2021


Suburban Rail Loop

Suburban Rail Loop will transform Victoria’s public transport system connecting our suburbs and creating opportunities in great places and $2.2 billion has been provided to kick start the project. The 90-kilometre Suburban Rail Loop will link every major rail line from the Frankston line to the Werribee line, via the airport, better connecting Victorians to … Continued


Star of the South

The Star of the South is Australia’s first offshore wind project, proposed to be located off the south coast of Gippsland in Victoria. The project would provide large-scale, renewable electricity generation to support Victoria’s energy transition, as well as local jobs and investment. At 2.2 GW, it would be one of the largest offshore wind … Continued


Inland Rail – Tottenham to Albury – Stage 1

About Inland Rail Inland Rail is a 1,700km fast freight backbone that will transform how we move goods around Australia by providing transit times of less than 24 hours between Melbourne and Brisbane. It will better link businesses, manufacturers and producers to national and global markets and generate new opportunities for industries and regions. Comprising … Continued


Project Marinus

Project Marinus was established by TasNetworks and is being progressed with financial support from the Australian and Tasmanian Governments. Project Marinus is comprised of several related standalone projects: Marinus Link – a proposed 1500 megawatt HVDC underground and subsea electricity interconnector between Tasmania and Victoria Supporting transmission developments in Tasmania. The proposed construction of Marinus … Continued


Exemplar Health Frankston Hospital Redevelopment Industry Briefing

On Thursday June 24th, ICN Victoria and Exemplar Health hosted an online industry briefing for the $605million redevelopment of the Frankston Hospital (Exemplar Health are one of three consortia bidding to deliver the project). Three consortia are bidding to deliver the $605million redevelopment of the Frankston Hospital. Exemplar Health, comprising Lendlease (design and construct), Capella … Continued


The Victorian Prospect – July 2021

We are proud to present our next Victorian Prospect, a compilation showcasing the first half of 2021 and our collective penchant for hi-vis! Read here: The Victorian Prospect July 2021 We take you on a journey across Victoria with visits to Composite Materials Engineering (CME), Latrobe Valley Enterprises, Bambach Specialised and Industrial Cables, Australian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH) Gippsland, Calbah Industries, Ballarat … Continued

5 August 2021


Snapshot of Indigenous business growth

The University of Melbourne has released its inaugural Indigenous Business Snapshot Study, which studied data from 2006 and 2018, highlighting that Indigenous businesses were booming. In those 12 years, Australia saw a 74 per cent increase in the number of Indigenous businesses, 115 per cent growth in gross income, and more than 22,000 jobs created … Continued

1 July 2021


Improve health services for regional Victoria

ICN Victoria is engaging with local industry to ensure Gippsland suppliers have an opportunity to be involved in the Latrobe Regional Hospital Expansion – Stage 3A. An industry briefing webinar in March attracted about 110 people, who heard presentations from ICN’s Andrew Bradley and Colin Young, as well as Latrobe Regional Hospital’s Amy Portelli, Cameron … Continued


Victorian solar projects booming

Victorian businesses have an opportunity to get involved in the growing renewables industry, with three solar farms in development. Melbourne Water has engaged Beon Energy Solutions to build solar farms to power the Eastern Treatment Plant in Bangholme and the Winneke Water Treatment Plant in Christmas Hills (subject to planning permit approval). The solar farms … Continued


Major transport projects boost economic recovery

ICN Victoria is working with the Victorian State Government on two major transport projects that will transform tram and rail services in the State. Both the Next Generation Trams and the Melbourne Airport Rail projects have mandated local content under the government’s Local Jobs legislation, which focuses on sustained skills development. The Victorian Government is … Continued


Budget 2021/22 – Creating Jobs, Caring for Victorians

ICN Victoria is pleased to see yesterday’s Victorian State Government Budget strengthen that which was delivered in November last year, through a focus on people and jobs. As we continue to recover, ICN Victoria’s role has never been more critical. This Budget, again reinforces our mandate of administering the Local Jobs First Policy, maximising and … Continued

21 May 2021



Victoria’s Next Generation Trams

Victoria’s new tram was launched to our world-class rolling stock industry at a webinar in late April, opened by Minister for Public Transport Ben Carroll and featuring Victoria Rail Advocate, Jill Walsh, Ben Phyland, Richard McConville and Chris Eves from the Department of Transport, and ICN Victoria CEO Dianne Smith. The webinar outlined the features of the … Continued



The Victorian Prospect – December 2020

As we approach the New Year, that metaphorical line in the sand has never felt more poignant. The 2020 zeitgeist will be unforgettable for a long time to come but in this last edition of the Victorian Prospect for this extraordinary year we’d like to focus on the positives.   What’s inside: Dianne Smith reflects … Continued

18 December 2020



The Victorian Prospect – November 2020

ICN Victoria’s next edition of the Victorian Prospect is out! Featuring a farewell from Grant Anderson, on his last day with us, Grant shares his reflections on the past two plus years and pays tribute to the team and all other stakeholders that have supported him. Grant has been our Executive Director since August 2018 and … Continued

26 November 2020



ICN Victoria’s Role in Recovery

It cannot be understated how significant the challenges our State has faced this year but now it’s time to rebuild and recover by encouraging industry and supporting jobs.   ICN Victoria has a critical role in our economic recovery and this Budget reinforces our mandate of administering, maximising and encouraging local industry engagement and good job creation. With funds committed to industry, … Continued


ICN Victoria announces new CEO

Industry Capability Network (ICN) Victoria is delighted to announce Ms Dianne Smith as its new CEO. On behalf of the Board, Chairman, Tim Piper has today confirmed the appointment. He acknowledged the significant contribution by outgoing Executive Director, Grant Anderson, and thanked him for his stewardship of ICN over the past two years. “As Victoria … Continued

10 September 2020


New Social Procurement Program launched for ICN Vic

In 2018 the Victorian State Government determined that it had an opportunity to use its buying power to enter into procurement contracts that could make a real difference to all Victorians. As a result, the Social Procurement Framework (SPF) was released, encouraging project proponents to acknowledge that value-for-money in purchasing contracts shouldn’t be decided by … Continued

1 September 2020






AIR6500 Joint Battle Management and Integrated Air and Missile Defence System

Lockheed Australia Lockheed Martin Australia is an Australian company that is engaged in research, design, development, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. We employ around 1000 people with a presence in every mainland state and territory. Lockheed Martin Australia’s programs and projects support a further 3,000 Australian industry jobs across the … Continued

4 August 2020


BAE Systems Hunter Class Frigate Program

Hunter Class Frigate Program remains on target A word from Craig Lockhart, Managing Director ASC Shipbuilding: “ASC Shipbuilding is committed to maximising Australian Industry Capability (AIC) on the Hunter Class Frigate Program and in doing so contributing to a Continuous Naval Shipbuilding capability in Australia. Our strategy for delivering AIC over the life of the … Continued

3 July 2020








Airbus – Space

Within the Australia Pacific region, Airbus is one the most well-known suppliers of advanced helicopter solutions and Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services to both Defence and Civil clients. Building upon this heritage, Airbus is seeking to grow its space portfolio in Australia and New Zealand by integrating the capability and skill of local industry. … Continued

17 April 2020


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