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Phone 03 9864 6700

Email Info@icnvic.org.au

The ICN Victoria head office is in Melbourne and home to our Client Services, Communications and Marketing, Corporate/Administration, Industry Engagement, Policy Implementation and Programs, Process and Systems teams.

Phone 0407 505 477

Email PmcCracken@icnvic.org.au

The Barwon and Great South Coast region extends from Geelong to the South Australian border. Geelong is the largest regional centre in Victoria and is rapidly growing with a well-established manufacturing industry that continues to diversify and expand. Other notable towns include Portland, Warrnambool and Camperdown. Peter McCracken is the Regional Industry Advisor for Barwon and Great South Coast. Peter has extensive experience in manufacturing - particularly in the automotive sector - with roles covering business development/sales, training, installation, and production. Peter has worked at the Ford Motor Company, at which he held a range of roles from electrical to plant supervisor. Peter then moved onto both technical and business development roles with companies such as Clipsal, Schneider Electric and Eaton Industries.

Phone 0438 411 129

Email GJennings@icnvic.org.au

The Greater Shepparton and Hume region spans from the Mitchell Shire in the south-west to the renowned Alpine area in the east along with Wodonga and Towong in the north. The region has a diverse industry constitution, with a strong agricultural sector in the west along with renowned food and wine around the alpine area in the east. Two national transport routes, the Hume and Goulburn Valley transport corridors play an important supply chain role, whilst the Goulburn Valley area functions as a hub in food manufacturing. Grant Jennings is the Regional Industry Advisor for Greater Shepparton and Hume. Grant has extensive manufacturing experience within various sectors such as technology, biomedical, construction and recycling. This included several years located in the USA working for a large global technology company, including roles such as manufacturing manager and plant manager. Formal qualifications include a business degree from Charles Sturt University and Cert IV in Electronics from Box Hill TAFE. Growing up on a dairy farm in regional Victoria has provided the background to understanding regional living and the importance of opportunity and regional economic growth.

Phone 0438 753 428

Email CYoung@icnvic.org.au

The Gippsland region is a vast area covering the eastern side of Victoria, including the Bass Coast, Baw Baw, Wellington and East Gippsland. It is home to a strong natural resources and commodities economy, with strength in the agriculture, forestry, dairy and energy sectors. Moe, Morwell and Traralgon in the Latrobe Valley are some of the more prominent towns of the Gippsland region. Colin Young is the Regional Industry Advisor for Gippsland. Colin has an extensive background in the energy sector, including more than 25 years as Engineering Manager at Victoria’s largest power station, Loy Yang A. As a long-term local resident of Gippsland, Colin has a passion for regional business with a particular focus on helping them transition to renewable energy opportunities as they emerge.

Phone 0409 182 952

Email NMorton@icnvic.org.au

The Loddon Mallee region occupies a significant portion of northern Victoria, extending from the Macedon Ranges, through Bendigo and up to the northern towns of Mildura and Swan Hill. With food production strong in the region, Loddon Mallee has a lively manufacturing sector, in addition to tourism, horticulture, wool production and other activities. Noel Morton is the Regional Industry Advisor for Loddon Mallee. Noel has a strong background in the Defence sector and is passionate about the history of Australian manufacturing. Noel is a Fitter & Machinist by trade and spent around 28 years working for the Commonwealth Government Ordnance group and later Australian Defence Industries in Bendigo. Noel’s involvement during that time included designing and manufacturing heavy military ordnance and large civil infrastructure components, for example. Noel has also achieved an Advanced Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. During his time in the Defence sector working on specialist military vehicles, Noel had direct engagement with ICN Victoria (then the ISO) and could see the great value it had in supporting buyers on major projects as well as increasing opportunity for local manufacturers.

Phone 0418 994 288

Email GHolding@icnvic.org.au

The Ballarat and the Grampians region covers a large portion of Victoria’s north-west, extending from the Golden Plains and Ballarat all the way through to the Grampians National Park. Ballarat acts as the focal point for the region with expanding employment in the services industries supplemented by a long-standing manufacturing sector. The Wimmera Southern Mallee area further north is characterised by a focus on the mining and agribusiness sectors. Garry Holding is the Regional Industry Advisor for Ballarat and the Grampians. Having lived and worked there most of his life. Garry’s working career has been in a diverse range of areas including business ownership and management, workplace training, managing an RTO delivering Government programs to business, business development, and manufacturing. Garry is passionate about helping local win. He thoroughly enjoys this role and being part of a dedicated professional team focussed on helping business grow is full of rewards.

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current projects in victoria

Forensic Mental Health Expansion Project

This project is led and administered by the Victorian Health Building Authority in collaboration with Forensicare, Victoria’s specialist provider of forensic mental health services. The Project seeks to provide an additional 82 forensic mental health beds on the Thomas Embling Hospital (TEH) site in Fairfield by 2024

Riverina Redevelopment Program

The Riverina Redevelopment Project is a program of works across three Department of Defence establishments including: Albury Wodonga Military Area (including North, South & East Bandiana, Latchford Barracks, Wirlinga), Blamey Barracks (Kapooka), and RAAF Base Wagga.

The Riverina Redevelopment Program - Defence Estates

The Riverina Redevelopment Project is a program of works across three Department of Defence establishments including: Albury Wodonga Military Area (including North, South & East Bandiana, Latchford Barracks, Wirlinga), Blamey Barracks (Kapooka), and RAAF Base Wagga.


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