Queensland’s Gold Coast Manufacturing Hub was officially opened on Tuesday.
The hub is headquartered at Nerang, received $4.5 million in funding from the Queensland government, and was “open and ready to service manufacturers in the areas from Beenleigh to the New South Wales border, and west to the Gold Coast Hinterland,” said state environment minister Meaghan Scanlon.
“As well as the targeted support and training, the hub will also deliver a grants program for local manufacturers focusing on the manufacture of marine vehicles and transport equipment, food processing and technology, and metal fabrication.”
The hubs program aims to provide businesses “expert advice and support to transition to advanced manufacturing,” according to its website. Regional hubs currently exist at Cairns, Townsville, Rockhampton and Gladstone. Toowoomba is currently attempting to win support for one.
Regional development minister Glenn Butcher said, “The Gold Coast is already home to many first-class manufacturers including PT Automation, Patterson Glass, PWR Performance Products, Mastercut Technologies, Knotwood Pty Ltd, King Springworks and Urban Turf Solutions, and we want to see more have the opportunity to grow and create jobs.”
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