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In preparation for its recently-announced Energy and Jobs Plan, Queensland has released updates to its ten-year-old Advanced Manufacturing Roadmap, outlining how businesses can work to help decarbonise the manufacturing industry.

Informed by engagement with manufacturers around the state and guided by the Manufacturing Ministerial Council, the new Action Plan will focus on five areas to boost Queensland manufacturing, including:

Strategy 1: Drive Advanced Manufacturing in Queensland

Strategy 2: Support manufacturers to grow in a carbon neutral future

Strategy 3: Support manufacturers to take advantage of large scale and emerging industry and procurement opportunities

Strategy 4: Increase the participation of women in manufacturing

Strategy 5: Marketing Queensland Manufacturing

Queensland Minister for Regional Development and Manufacturing, Glenn Butcher, said updating the ten-year roadmap and action plan at the halfway point was important in the ever-changing global landscape.

“We want to make sure businesses are best placed to be part of Queensland’s supply chain in the traditional and new industries that are on the horizon,” Mr Butcher said.

“By 2032, it means 70 per cent of Queensland’s energy supply will be renewable – taking real action on climate change, now.

“We’re talking about 100,000 new industrial jobs in hydrogen, renewables, manufacturing and critical minerals.

“Updating our Advanced Manufacturing Roadmap and Action Plan will be critical moving forward.

“Our updated and revised Roadmap now outlines how businesses can work to be a part of Queensland’s clean energy revolution, as well as the decarbonisation of our manufacturing sector.

“Manufacturing contributes more than $20 billion a year to the Queensland economy. It’s crucial we support this sector and give our competitive, world-leading manufacturers every opportunity to thrive and grow. This revised Roadmap will do that.”

Local manufacturing company Idec Solution’s Chief Executive Officer, Glenn Gibson, said the Queensland Government’s support for manufacturing was vital for future growth.

“We received a Made in Queensland grant twelve months ago and that enabled us to introduce robotic steel fabrication processes that have helped us to become more competitive for interstate and potential international business.

“Over the past year we have been able to grow our customer base significantly, with strong sales and sharply increasing revenue.”

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