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, a Green Paper was released 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.