How we developed Manufacturing Works

The process to develop Manufacturing Works involved a comprehensive consultation process with industry, government and the research and education sectors.

It began in early 2011, when industry was asked to comment on a discussion paper, Industry Capability Initiative: Maximising value from major projects and emerging industries.

Discussion papers on these sectors (downloadable below) were presented and each contained strategies to foster productivity, innovation and technology.

In March 2012, DMITRE released a Green Paper to stimulate conversation with the manufacturing industry and all related sectors. Industry was asked to consider a range of actions proposed to help ensure its long-term sustainability in a high-wage, high exchange-rate economy.

Feedback on the Green Paper helped inform the final development of Manufacturing Works.