The Advanced Manufacturing 10 Year Roadmap and Action Plan ( 1.8 MB) sets us on path for the future.
The Roadmap contains 17 actions that target 4 key areas to position Queensland as a leader in advanced manufacturing technologies, products, systems and services.
The Advanced Manufacturing Roadmap closely aligns with the Made In Queensland program, a statewide manufacturing program dedicated to supporting Queensland's manufacturing industry. Government will work with local manufacturers to help them to increase their international productivity and competitiveness, and adopt innovative processes and technologies.
The roadmap reflects the importance for the industry to embrace Industry 4.0, the fourth revolution in manufacturing.
We also established a Manufacturing Ministerial Council comprising manufacturing industry leaders to provide expert advice to ensure the Queensland manufacturing sector remains on a strong growth trajectory to become more globally competitive.
The Department has also partnered with TAFE Queensland to establish manufacturing hubs in Townsville, Rockhampton and Cairns to support manufacturers to become more productive and grow their businesses. Read more about the delivery model for the manufacturing hubs here ( 10 MB).
Queensland manufacturers can now access the Advanced Manufacturing Benchmarking Program to measure their business against national and international standards to drive innovation and improve competitiveness.