South West Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Hub (SW AMTECH)
Planning now, to manufacture the jobs of the future.
The WA Government has identified technology and advanced manufacturing as a priority economic sector that will help to grow and diversify the economy, create jobs, and secure the State’s future.
At a regional level, advanced manufacturing is recognised in the South West of Western Australia as a key economic contributor with significant scope for advancement.
To unlock the industry’s potential locally and in support of the State Government’s objectives, we are investigating the feasibility of establishing an advanced manufacturing and technology hub.
The study focuses for the proposed advanced manufacturing hub focuses on Bunbury Geographe as the potential location.
It is envisioned a facility in Bunbury Geographe would give manufacturers an edge when competing for work by providing local access to infrastructure, technology, training, education and research.
By boosting business capability and capacity to develop new supply chains that would capitalise on global markets, the hub would support hundreds of future jobs, including apprenticeships.
The State Government has allocated funding towards a study into the feasibility of an advanced manufacturing hub in Bunbury Geographe. The total funding amount toward the development of the potential facility is $2,485,000.
INDUSTRY ROUNDTABLES + EVENTS
Industry roundtables with key stakeholders have been held to scope out possibilities for the sector in the South West. Events are also being held.