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
223 Strategic Projects, worth $107.96 billion

Strategic Project Listing

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Broadmeadows Health and Communty Centre of Excellence

Broadmeadows Health and Communty Centre of Excellence

Minimum Local Content:

  • 97 per cent for pre-construction 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 constructions 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: November 2021
  • Delivery Agency: Bendigo Kangan Institute
  • Project Type: Building construction
  • Region: Loddon Mallee

Victorian Road Maintenance Contract

Victorian Road Maintenance Contract

Minimum Local Content:

  • 98 per cent for the Barwon South West Region
  • 98 per cent for the Hume Region
  • 98 per cent for the Gippsland Region
  • 98 per cent for the Grampians Region
  • 98 per cent for the Loddon Mallee Region

Local Jobs First Requirements:

All consultants including but not limited to planners, 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.



This project is subject to the Local Jobs First Commissioner's advocacy, monitoring, and compliance powers.
  • Local content set: November 2021
  • Delivery Agency: Department of Transport
  • Project Type: Road infrastructure
  • Region: Statewide

Melbourne Airport Rail Maribyrnong River Bridge Package

Melbourne Airport Rail Maribyrnong River Bridge Package

Minimum Local Content:

  • 96 per cent minimum local content for pre-construction and construction

Local Jobs First Requirements:

All consultants including but not limited to architects, planners, 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.



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: November 2021
  • Steel Requirement: 95 per cent minimum local content for steel-related items
  • Delivery Agency: Rail Projects Victoria
  • Project Type: Rail infrastructure
  • Region: Metropolitan Area

Murray Basin Rail Project

Murray Basin Rail Project

Minimum Local Content:

  • 96 per cent

Local Jobs First Requirements:

All consultants including but not limited to architects, planners, 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.



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: November 2021
  • Delivery Agency: Rail Projects Victoria
  • Project Type: Rail infrastructure
  • Region: Loddon Mallee

Rail Operational Advisory Planning Services

Rail Operational Advisory Planning Services

Minimum Local Content:

  • 90 per cent

Local Jobs First Requirements:

All consultants including but not limited to planners, 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: November 2021
  • Delivery Agency: Rail Projects Victoria
  • Project Type: Rail infrastructure
  • Region: Statewide

Health Information Exchange

Health Information Exchange

Minimum Local Content:

  • 80%

Local Jobs First Requirements:

This project is subject to the Local Jobs First Commissioner's advocacy, monitoring, and compliance powers.
  • Local content set: October 2021
  • Delivery Agency: Department of Health
  • Project Type: Services
  • Region: Metropolitan Area

Healesville-Koo Wee Rup Road Upgrade

Healesville-Koo Wee Rup Road Upgrade

Minimum Local Content:

  • 97% for HKWR North
  • 96% for HKWR South

Local Jobs First Requirements:

Both projects must ensure all consultants including but not limited to architects, designers, engineers and other advisers 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: September 2021
  • Delivery Agency: Major Road Projects Victoria
  • Project Type: Road infrastructure
  • Region: Metropolitan Area

Provision of Field Services

Provision of Field Services

Minimum Local Content:

  • 98% local content

Local Jobs First Requirements:

This project is subject to the Local Jobs First Commissioner's advocacy, monitoring, and compliance powers.
  • Local content set: September 2021
  • Delivery Agency: Melbourne Water
  • Project Type: Services
  • Region: Metropolitan Area

Hall Road Upgrade

Hall Road Upgrade

Minimum Local Content:

  • 96% local content

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.



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: September 2021
  • Delivery Agency: Major Road Projects Victoria
  • Project Type: Road infrastructure
  • Region: Metropolitan Area

Suburban Rail Loop - Provision of Technical Advisory Services

Suburban Rail Loop - Provision of Technical Advisory Services

Minimum Local Content:

  • 90% local content

Local Jobs First Requirements:

All consultants including but not limited to planners, 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



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

Austin Health Facilities Maintenance

Austin Health Facilities Maintenance

Minimum Local Content:

  • 92% Hard facilities management
  • 98% Cleaning services
  • 99% Security services
  • 99% Grounds maintenance
  • 99% Waste management

Local Jobs First Requirements:

All consultants must preference solutions that maximise the use of local material, products, goods and services, wherever possible.



This project is subject to the Local Jobs First Commissioner's advocacy, monitoring, and compliance powers.
  • Local content set: September 2021
  • Delivery Agency: Austin Health
  • Project Type: Services
  • Region: Statewide

Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road Upgrade Project

Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road Upgrade Project

Minimum Local Content:

  • 96% for the project

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.



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: September 2021
  • Delivery Agency: Major Road Projects Victoria
  • Project Type: Road infrastructure
  • Region: Metropolitan Area

Community Hospitals Program

Community Hospitals Program

Minimum Local Content:

  • 97% 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.



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.

Waurn Ponds Duplication Stage 2

Waurn Ponds Duplication Stage 2

Minimum Local Content:

  • 97% local content
  • 69% for signalling

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.



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: September 2021
  • Delivery Agency: Rail Projects Victoria
  • Project Type: Rail infrastructure
  • Region: Metropolitan Area

Warrnambool Base Hospital Redevelopment Main Works Building Contractor

Warrnambool Base Hospital Redevelopment Main Works Building Contractor

Minimum Local Content:

  • 90% for construction works
  • 97% for consulting services
  • 40% for specialist equipment
  • 76% for main works fittings, fixtures and equipment (FF&E)
  • 70% for Regional Logistics Distribution Centre 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 FF&E wherever possible.
  • The Project team (including architects, designers, engineers, and other specialists) must engage with the ICN’s industry advisor at both the 25% and 80% design development stages to ensure the use of local materials, finishes, products, goods and services including FF&E is maximised wherever possible.
  • The respondent must consult with the Australian MedTech
    Manufacturing Centre to identify opportunities for local
    businesses to supply the hospital / medical industry.


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.

Youth Prevention and Recovery Care Program

Youth Prevention and Recovery Care Program

Minimum Local Content:

  • 97%

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.


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.

New Schools 2023

New Schools 2023

Minimum Local Content:

  • 91% Construction
  • 75% Furniture, fixtures and equipment

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


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.

Fitzroy Gasworks - Affordable Build to Rent 

Fitzroy Gasworks - Affordable Build to Rent 

Minimum Local Content:

  • 98% 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.


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: August 2021
  • Delivery Agency: Development Victoria
  • Project Type: Building construction
  • Region: Metropolitan Area
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