The Minister for Industry Support and Recovery sets minimum local content requirements for all Strategic Projects and other requirements such as maximising the use of local industry for steel products and/or uniforms and personal protective equipment.

Strategic Projects at a glance

Since 2014, the Local Jobs First Policy
has been applied to
197 Strategic Projects, worth $97.42 billion

Strategic Project Listing

Showing 196 of 196

Fixed-wing Air Ambulance Services

Fixed-wing Air Ambulance Services

Minimum Local Content:

  • 80%

Local Jobs First Requirements:

All consultants including but not limited to architects, designers, engineers and other advisors must preference solutions that maximise the use of local materials, wherever possible.



This project is subject to the Local Jobs First Commissioner's advocacy, monitoring, and compliance powers.
  • Local content set: March 2021
  • Delivery Agency: Ambulance Victoria
  • Project Type: Services
  • Region: Statewide
  • Prime Contractor:
  • Delivery Status: Tender released

Financial Audit Services Panel

Financial Audit Services Panel

Minimum Local Content:

  • 97%

Local Jobs First Requirements:

This project is subject to the Local Jobs First Commissioner's advocacy, monitoring, and compliance powers.

Next Generation Trams

Next Generation Trams

Minimum Local Content:

  • 60% for the manufacture of trams

Local Jobs First Requirements:

- Participants are required to proactively work with the State's Representative to identify research and development opportunities for the local supply chain and research institutions to the satisfaction of the State's Representative. This will include timeframes for such opportunities during and beyond the Project. This may, for example, include the development of a Research and Development Plan

- Participants are required to proactively work with the State's Representative to identify innovation opportunities for the Project to the satisfaction of the State's Representative. This may, for example, include the identification of technologies that could be implemented during the procurement, manufacture and delivery of Next Generation Trams including time frames

- Participants will be eligible for the additional Local Jobs First research and development bonus of 35 per cent of the value of approved research and development investment in collaboration with Victorian Universities and businesses where they exceed the minimum local content requirement committed in the Local Industry Development Plan (LIDP)

- Participants are required to proactively work with the State's Representative to identify both export opportunities for local suppliers and foreign direct investment opportunities into Victoria to the satisfaction of the State's Representative

- Participants will be eligible for the additional Local Jobs First export bonus of 40 per cent of the value of approved exports where they exceed the minimum local content requirement committed to in the LIDP. Exports are deemed to be international exports out of Victoria that generate employment and capability outcomes.



This project is subject to the Local Jobs First Commissioner's advocacy, monitoring, and compliance powers.
  • Local content set: March 2021
  • Delivery Agency: Department of Transport
  • Project Type: Manufacturing and services
  • Region: Metropolitan Area
  • Prime Contractor:
  • Delivery Status: Planning

North East Link Project Provision of Strategic Technical Advisory Services

North East Link Project Provision of Strategic Technical Advisory Services

Minimum Local Content:

  • 96% for consulting services

Local Jobs First Requirements:

All consultants including but not limited to architects, designers, engineers and other advisers must preference solutions that maximise the use of local materials, finishes, products, goods and services in construction including fittings, fixtures and equipment wherever possible



This project is subject to the Local Jobs First Commissioner's advocacy, monitoring, and compliance powers.
  • Local content set: March 2021
  • Delivery Agency: North East Link Project
  • Project Type: Services
  • Region: Metropolitan Area
  • Prime Contractor:
  • Delivery Status: Tender evaluation

Chisholm Frankston Redevelopment - Stage 2

Chisholm Frankston Redevelopment - Stage 2

Minimum Local Content:

  • 97% for consulting services

Local Jobs First Requirements:

All consultants including but not limited to architects, designers, engineers and other advisors must preference solutions that maximise the use of local materials, finishes, products, goods and services in construction including fittings, fixtures and equipment wherever possible



The Major Projects Skills Guarantee applies to this project.

This project is subject to the Local Jobs First Commissioner's advocacy, monitoring, and compliance powers.
  • Local content set: March 2021
  • Delivery Agency: Chisholm Institute
  • Project Type: Building construction
  • Region: Metropolitan Area
  • Prime Contractor:
  • Delivery Status: Planning

Wyndham Law Courts

Wyndham Law Courts

Minimum Local Content:

  • 97% for pre-construction services

Local Jobs First Requirements:

All consultants including but not limited to architects, designers, engineers and other advisors must preference solutions that maximise the use of local materials, fittings, finishes, products, goods and services in construction including fixtures and equipment wherever possible.



The Major Projects Skills Guarantee applies to this project.

This project is subject to the Local Jobs First Commissioner's advocacy, monitoring, and compliance powers.
  • Local content set: March 2021
  • Delivery Agency: Court Services Victoria
  • Project Type: Building construction
  • Region: Metropolitan Area
  • Prime Contractor:
  • Delivery Status: Tender evaluation

Narre Warren North Road Upgrade

Narre Warren North Road Upgrade

Minimum Local Content:

  • 96%

Local Jobs First Requirements:

All consultants including but not limited to architects, designers, engineers and other advisors must preference solutions that maximise the use of local materials, fittings, finishes, products, goods and services in construction including fixtures and equipment wherever possible.



The Major Projects Skills Guarantee applies to this project.

This project is subject to the Local Jobs First Commissioner's advocacy, monitoring, and compliance powers.
  • Local content set: March 2021
  • Delivery Agency: Major Road Projects Victoria
  • Project Type: Road infrastructure
  • Region: Metropolitan Area
  • Prime Contractor:
  • Delivery Status: Tender evaluation

North Melbourne Hill Primary School - Main Contractor

North Melbourne Hill Primary School - Main Contractor

Minimum Local Content:

  • 92%

Local Jobs First Requirements:

80% for Furniture, fittings and equipment (FF&E)

All consultants including but not limited to architects, designers, engineers and other advisors must preference solutions that maximise the use of local materials, wherever possible



The Major Projects Skills Guarantee applies to this project.

This project is subject to the Local Jobs First Commissioner's advocacy, monitoring, and compliance powers.
  • Local content set: March 2021
  • Delivery Agency: Victorian School Building Authority
  • Project Type: Building construction
  • Region: Metropolitan Area
  • Prime Contractor:
  • Delivery Status: Tender evaluation

Suburban Rail Loop - Initial and Early Works

Suburban Rail Loop - Initial and Early Works

Minimum Local Content:

  • 95% local content

Local Jobs First Requirements:

All consultants including but not limited to architects, designers, engineers and other advisors must preference solutions that maximise the use of local materials, wherever possible.



The Major Projects Skills Guarantee applies to this project.

This project is subject to the Local Jobs First Commissioner's advocacy, monitoring, and compliance powers.
  • Local content set: March 2021
  • Delivery Agency: Suburban Rail Loop Authority
  • Project Type: Rail infrastructure
  • Region: Metropolitan Area
  • Prime Contractor:
  • Delivery Status: Planning

Barwon Heads Road Duplication

Barwon Heads Road Duplication

Minimum Local Content:

  • 96%

Local Jobs First Requirements:

  • 96 per cent minimum local content requirement for the Project overall, determined as:
    • 96 per cent for Package 1
    • 97 per cent for Package 2
    • 96 per cent for Package 3
  • All consultants including but not limited to architects, designers, engineers and other advisors must preference solutions that maximise the use of local materials, finishes, products, goods and services in construction including fittings, fixtures and equipment wherever possible.


The Major Projects Skills Guarantee applies to this project.

This project is subject to the Local Jobs First Commissioner's advocacy, monitoring, and compliance powers.
  • Local content set: February 2021
  • Delivery Agency: Major Road Projects Victoria
  • Project Type: Road infrastructure
  • Region: Barwon South West
  • Prime Contractor:
  • Delivery Status: Tender released

Technical Advisory Services

Technical Advisory Services

Minimum Local Content:

  • 90% local content
  • All consultants including but not limited to architects, designers, engineers and other advisors must preference solutions that maximise the use of local materials, wherever possible.  

Local Jobs First Requirements:

This project is subject to the Local Jobs First Commissioner's advocacy, monitoring, and compliance powers.
  • Local content set: January 2021
  • Delivery Agency: Rail Projects Victoria
  • Project Type: Services
  • Region: Statewide
  • Prime Contractor:
  • Delivery Status: Tender released

Commercial and Financial Advisory Services

Commercial and Financial Advisory Services

Minimum Local Content:

  • 97% local content
  • All consultants including but not limited to architects, designers, engineers and other advisors must preference solutions that maximise the use of local materials, wherever possible.  

Local Jobs First Requirements:

This project is subject to the Local Jobs First Commissioner's advocacy, monitoring, and compliance powers.
  • Local content set: January 2021
  • Delivery Agency: Rail Projects Victoria
  • Project Type: Services
  • Region: Statewide
  • Prime Contractor:
  • Delivery Status: Tender released

Frankston Hospital Redevelopment

Frankston Hospital Redevelopment

Minimum Local Content:

  • 91% local content
  • 40% Furniture, fittings and equipment (FF&E)
  • 80% Operations and maintenance phase

Local Jobs First Requirements:

All consultants including but not limited to architects, designers, engineers and other advisors must preference solutions that maximise the use of local materials, finishes, products, goods and services in construction including fittings, fixtures and equipment wherever possible.

The project design team (including architects, designers, engineers and other specialists, etc.) must engage with the ICN (industry advisor) at both the 25 per cent and 80 per cent design development stages to ensure the use of local materials, finishes, products, goods and services including fittings, fixtures and equipment is maximised wherever possible.

The respondent must consult with the Australian MedTech Manufacturing Centre to identify opportunities for local businesses to supply the hospital



The Major Projects Skills Guarantee applies to this project.

This project is subject to the Local Jobs First Commissioner's advocacy, monitoring, and compliance powers.

Ballarat Base Hospital Redevelopment

Ballarat Base Hospital Redevelopment

Minimum Local Content:

  • 91% local content
  • 40% Furniture, fittings and equipment (FF&E)

Local Jobs First Requirements:

All consultants including but not limited to architects, designers, engineers and other advisors must preference solutions that maximise the use of local materials, finishes, products, goods and services in construction including fittings, fixtures and equipment wherever possible.

The project design team (including architects, designers, engineers and other specialists, etc.) must engage with the ICN (industry advisor) at both the 25 per cent and 80 per cent design development stages to ensure the use of local materials, finishes, products, goods and services including fittings, fixtures and equipment is maximised wherever possible.

The respondent must consult with the Australian MedTech Manufacturing Centre to identify opportunities for local businesses to supply the hospital



The Major Projects Skills Guarantee applies to this project.

This project is subject to the Local Jobs First Commissioner's advocacy, monitoring, and compliance powers.

Metropolitan Bus Francise (MBF2)

Metropolitan Bus Francise (MBF2)

Minimum Local Content:

  • 90% for Operations
  • 60% for Fleet (supply and manufacture of buses)

Local Jobs First Requirements:

Shortlisted Respondents for the project must include in their Local Industry Development Plan:
o a plan, to be updated annually, for how the Shortlisted Respondent and its bus suppliers will increase skills and workforce development, which must include as a minimum how it will:
- increase opportunities for apprentices, trainees and cadets (ATCs)
- increase gender diversity in the workforce including for ATCs, for example in key maintenance roles such as diesel mechanics.
- identify new and emerging opportunities for ATCs in the manufacture and maintenance of low and zero emission vehicles.
o a plan for how the Shortlisted Respondent’s bus suppliers will work towards increasing levels of local content during the manufacture of vehicles
o a plan for how the Shortlisted Respondent’s bus suppliers will maximise recyclable and recovered content
o an outline of how the Shortlisted Respondent and its bus suppliers will connect Victorian businesses with national or global opportunities
o an outline of how the Shortlisted Respondent and its bus suppliers will drive innovation, research and development over the next decade including investment towards a zero-emission bus fleet.



This project is subject to the Local Jobs First Commissioner's advocacy, monitoring, and compliance powers.
  • Local content set: January 2021
  • Delivery Agency: Department of Transport
  • Project Type: Services
  • Region: Metropolitan Area
  • Prime Contractor:
  • Delivery Status: Tender released

Information Technology Services for Registration and Licensing project

Information Technology Services for Registration and Licensing project

Minimum Local Content:

  • 98%

Local Jobs First Requirements:

This project is subject to the Local Jobs First Commissioner's advocacy, monitoring, and compliance powers.
  • Local content set: January 2021
  • Delivery Agency: Department of Transport
  • Project Type: Services
  • Region: Statewide
  • Prime Contractor:
  • Delivery Status: Under delivery

Fitzsimons Lane Upgrade

Fitzsimons Lane Upgrade

Minimum Local Content:

  • 95%

Local Jobs First Requirements:

The Major Projects Skills Guarantee applies to this project.

This project is subject to the Local Jobs First Commissioner's advocacy, monitoring, and compliance powers.
  • Local content set: December 2020
  • Delivery Agency: Major Road Projects Victoria
  • Project Type: Road infrastructure
  • Region: Metropolitan Area
  • Prime Contractor:
  • Delivery Status: Tender released

Lathams Road Upgrade

Lathams Road Upgrade

Minimum Local Content:

  • 95%

Local Jobs First Requirements:

The Major Projects Skills Guarantee applies to this project.

This project is subject to the Local Jobs First Commissioner's advocacy, monitoring, and compliance powers.
  • Local content set: December 2020
  • Delivery Agency: Major Road Projects Victoria
  • Project Type: Road infrastructure
  • Region: Metropolitan Area
  • Prime Contractor:
  • Delivery Status: Tender released
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