The $115 million expansion of Wonthaggi Hospital marks the Local Jobs First 100th project milestone.

The project will use 90 per cent local content and require 10 per cent of work hours to be completed by local apprentices, trainees and cadets. Local content includes labour, building materials and fittings like concrete, glass and steel, as well as professional services like engineering and design.

The project will deliver a new operating theatre and refurbish two existing theatres and inpatient rooms to meet the community’s needs.

In August this year, Local Jobs First became law in Victoria – ensuring that Victorian businesses, workers, apprentices, trainees and cadets continue to benefit from major government projects well into the future.

All Victorian government departments and agencies must apply Local Jobs First for projects valued at $1 million or more in regional Victoria, or $3 million or more in metropolitan Melbourne or statewide.

Local businesses interested in supplying to Local Jobs First projects, like Wonthaggi Hospital, can register with the Industry Capability Network Victoria at