Delivering for Corangamite

Local Jobs

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.


  • 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


  • $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


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


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

Geelong wins big praise as home of Howitzer

The Chief of Army Lieutenant-General Rick Burr today confirmed in Senate Estimates that the multi-billion dollar Howitzer Mobile Protected Fires Program – LAND 8116 – was on track, with a final decision on the tenderer due in the first quarter of 2021. The Minister for Defence Linda Reynolds also praised

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Media Releases

2020-21 Budget Snapshot

The 2020-21 Federal Budget is all about jobs. Whether it’s tax cuts for workers and small business, infrastructure spending, investment in manufacturing or support for young jobseekers, the Morrison Government stands with the Australian people to do whatever it takes to drive jobs growth and our economic recovery. Under the leadership of Prime

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