Manufacturing Works

A strategy for driving high-value manufacturing

Manufacturing has always been a cornerstone of South Australia’s economy. 

Our 10-year Manufacturing Works strategy aims to drive the transition of manufacturing to high value-added activities that compete on value for money, not solely on cost.

The strategy outlines programs and initiatives that will support manufacturers to innovate and prosper in an increasingly competitive global environment.

You can download the Manufacturing Works Magazine. Each edition will feature articles promoting various programs established under the Manufacturing Works Strategy, opinion pieces from leaders across industry, government and academia, as well as case studies on innovative South Australian manufacturers.

Next Generation Manufacturing Investment Programme

Applications are now open for the Federal Government’s $60 million Next Generation Manufacturing Investment Programme, which aims to help accelerate manufacturing investment in South Australia and Victoria.

Applicants will need to demonstrate that a project supports high growth manufacturing in South Australia or Victoria, and will enhance the productivity and sustainability of the applicant.

Grants are available for up to 50% of eligible costs for projects with a minimum investment of $1 million. The grants range from $500,000 to $5 million.

For more information on the programme, including how to apply and the application form, please visit For enquiries please call 13 28 46.

Applications for Round 1 close on Friday 9 January 2015.