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WA sets sights on expanding advanced manufacturing capabilities

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The Western Australian Government has launched a prospectus to help boost local manufacturing, outlining the state’s vision for the industry.

Targeting the energy, defence, mining, primary and health science industries, the new prospectus, Western Australia: Advancing the Future of Manufacturing, also aims to lead the state into the space industry.

Manufacturing is the state’s third largest industry, contributing more than $18 billion to the state’s economy last financial year.

The prospectus was launched at the inaugural meeting of the Advanced Manufacturing Council.

WA Minister Assisting the State and Industry Development, Jobs and Trade Minister Stephen Dawson says, “This prospectus is a game-changer and will profile WA’s advanced manufacturing capabilities and achievements on a national and international stage.”

“Advanced manufacturing is not just what we make, but how we make it.

“With the launch of this new prospectus, the Cook Government is making a commitment to build the State’s advanced manufacturing capacity and competitiveness, unlock future business opportunities and create jobs.”

Dawson went on to say it is critical for WA to build the state’s onshore manufacturing ecosystem and this prospectus will act as a foundational step to building Western Australia’s manufacturing capability.

WA Premier Roger Cook adds that the state’s commitment to building an advanced manufacturing industry is critical in positioning Western Australia at the front of the global energy transition.

“By innovating new processes, automating operations, and developing revolutionary new products and materials, we are charting a path towards a cleaner energy future,” Cook says.


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