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Rising Regional House Prices

Written by Ian Hudson, 7 June 2021 For some time now, there have been warning signs about skills availability in the regions of NSW. There are myriad projects on the go in our regional areas, but only some of the skills needed will be available as they progress. This means that project owners will need … Continued

Opportunity for businesses to supply for energy project

You may already be aware that Transgrid’s board has now financially committed to the construction of EnergyConnect, the new transmission link from Wagga Wagga in NSW to Robertstown in South Australia, via Buronga. EnergyConnect will deliver significant benefits for NSW Electricity customers, the NSW economy and the National Electricity Market. These benefits include: Savings for … Continued

Celebrating Australian Made – Is Local Production More Expensive

Written by Ian Hudson, 26 May 2021 With Australian Made Week now underway, @AuManufacturing’s editorial series – Celebrating Australian Made – asks the hard question. Here Ian Hudson asks whether an Australian-made product is really more expensive? There is a commonly held belief that it’s more expensive to buy Australian Made products compared to those manufactured overseas. … Continued

NT Project Summary

  In Progress Project Proponent Project type Start Value Northcrest Halikos Estate Construction 2017 – present A$300M Public Housing Stimulus Program DLGHCD Construction 2018 – present A$100M Our Community. Our Future. Our Homes. DLGHCD New and upgraded remote housing 2018 – present A$1.1B Larrakeyah Barracks & HMAS Coonawarra Laing O’Rourke Defence infrastructure development 2019 – present A$472M Project Sea … Continued

World Class manufacturing alive and well

The recent news from General Motors that it would discontinue the famous, Australian cultural phenomenon, car brand Holden opened old wounds and fears around the state of homegrown manufacturing. Whilst it is perfectly understandable to feel nostalgic and even sadness around this announcement, we can safely say that the rumours of manufacturing’s death have been … Continued

LNG supply chain opportunities at your fingertips

Businesses interested in supplying to the Australian LNG facilities will benefit from an updated report being launched at the Australasian Oil & Gas Exhibition & Conference (AOG) in Perth. ICN WA consultant Linus O’Brien said the first publication was initiated as ICN wanted suppliers to understand the best connection for them to offer their services or goods. … Continued

ICN to help NBN deliver 400 new manufacturing jobs

Industry Capability Network (ICN) welcomed the announcement by Innovation Minister Senator Kim Carr that 400 new manufacturing jobs would be created in Australia as part of the National Broadband Network (NBN). Senator Carr made the announcement today following the signing of three NBN equipment contracts worth $1.6 billion. ICN’s executive director, Derek Lark, said ICN … Continued

Making it easier for SME’s to get involved in Defence projects

The Industry Capability Network (ICN) Gateway has now been updated to include a taxonomy for the Defence sector. This is great news for companies wanting to be involved with Defence procurement contracts in Australia. ICN Gateway is used to link suppliers to the buyer by issuing work packages. The release of the taxonomy introduces a … Continued

Industry Capability Network in the Northern Territory (ICN NT) partners with procurement platform provider VendorPanel to deliver more opportunities for Territory SMEs

ICN NT and technology company VendorPanel have announced a new partnership to help drive local economic development in the Northern Territory. This is a strategic initiative between ICN in the Northern Territory and VendorPanel aimed at providing government, councils and enterprises with a reliable marketplace to gain competitive quotes from Territory businesses and SMEs that … Continued

Budget a win for business and industry

Yesterday’s Budget has given small to medium enterprises (SMEs) benefits right now and also for the future, Industry Capability Network (ICN) Limited said. Derek Lark, ICN Limited’s Executive Director said: ‘We are pleased the government has further acknowledged the integral role of SMEs in driving jobs growth. ‘The immediate reactions from some of our ICN … Continued

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