Engineering and manufacturing
Development of industrial lands, investment in major roads and freight rail infrastructure, new research and development facilities, skills development and training, and the rollout of the National Broadband Network are together paving a dynamic future for manufacturing and engineering in Lake Macquarie City.
With close to 15,000 people employed locally in advanced manufacturing, this technology-driven industry sector is recognised as a significant provider of jobs in the City.
- Lake Macquarie’s location on the M1 Motorway and the north- south rail line provides quick and easy access to Australia’s busiest freight and transport corridor.
- Proximity to the Hunter Valley, Central Coast, Newcastle and Sydney population centres make it an ideal strategic location.
- World-class infrastructure, from certified industrial sites, to reliable utilities designed specifically for manufacturing industries, is available across the City.
- Workforce development that is proactive in matching industry needs with skilled and experienced talent, as well as job-ready programming, is on offer at local educational institutions.
- Local government is demonstrating a strong commitment to the manufacturing sector with master-planned industrial parks.
- State, private and local roads support truck movements and serve to streamline the manufacturing and logistics chain.
To support the growth of engineering and manufacturing investment in the City:
- Dantia supports innovation through industry awareness programs and will promote opportunities arising from broadband connectivity.
- Work with and streamline development approval processes for industrial buildings.
- Industry alignment between educators and industry to assist in driving innovation.