Delivering for Corangamite

Local Jobs Investment

During the Coronavirus pandemic, the Morrison Government is working extremely hard to support lives and livelihoods and minimise job losses – whether it’s by providing critical support through JobKeeper, JobSeeker or cashflow boost grants for small and medium sized businesses.   

Since 2013, the Liberal National Government has delivered millions of dollars in funding support across the Corangamite and Greater Geelong regions to grow local jobs including for defence companies and local manufacturers. We have also proudly established key Commonwealth offices in Geelong for the National Disability Insurance Scheme and the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

HOWITZER DEFENCE PROJECT

  • The Howitzer Defence Project is the biggest defence project ever to come to Geelong, bringing with it up to 350 new jobs
  • After being cancelled by the previous Labor Government, the assembly and maintenance of 30 self-propelled Howitzers will deliver a massive boost to Geelong’s vehicle manufacturing  sector

RECENT JOB CREATION PROGRAMS

  • $20m Regional Jobs and Investment Package, supporting some 600 new jobs
  • Advanced Manufacturing Growth Fund supporting key local manufacturers including MHG Glass in North Geelong, Backwell IXL in South Geelong, Carbon Revolution Operations in Waurn Ponds, Flat Glass Industries in Geelong, Boundary Bend Olives in Lara and Air-Radiators in Lara
  • Next Generation Manufacturing Investment Program supporting key local manufacturers including Colac-based Australian Lamb, Lara-based SNF (Australia) and HeIQ, located at Deakin University

NATIONAL DISABILITY INSURANCE AGENCY, GEELONG HQ

  • Home to hundreds of workers
  • Represents an investment of some $120 million to construct a new headquarters in Malop St Geelong

AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF STATISTICS, GEELONG

  • Since 2014 when it was established by the Federal Coalition Government, the ABS National Data Centre has supported several hundred jobs
Coronavirus

Backing small regional businesses affected by COVID-19

The Australian Government has committed more than $4.7 million to provide small regional businesses affected by COVID-19 with access to free and confidential financial counselling. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS) could support hundreds of regional

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