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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Enhancing Infrastructure Maintenance Delivery

Enhancing Infrastructure Maintenance Delivery

Minimum Local Content:

  • 82%

Local Jobs First Requirements:

All consultants including but not limited to 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: Melbourne Water
  • Project Type: Utilities
  • Region: Metropolitan Area

Western Port Highway Upgrade

Western Port Highway Upgrade

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.
  • Local content set: August 2021
  • Delivery Agency: Major Road Projects Victoria
  • Project Type: Building construction
  • Region: Metropolitan Area

Fishermans Bend Innovation Precinct

Fishermans Bend Innovation Precinct

Minimum Local Content:

  • 95% Pre-construction services
  • 94% Civil works and parks

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

Victorian Renewable Energy Target Auction 2 (VRET2)

Victorian Renewable Energy Target Auction 2 (VRET2)

Minimum Local Content:

  • 67% local content for Solar Projects
  • 65% local content for Wind Projects with towers up to and including diameters of 4.5 metres
  • 61% local content for Wind Projects with towers greater than 4.5 metres in diameter

Local Jobs First Requirements:

Solar Projects:

  • 90% minimum local content for operations and maintenance phase of the projects
  • 95% minimum local content for steel products and components using locally milled steel.

Wind Projects with towers up to and including diameters of 4.5 metres:

  • 90% minimum local content for operations and maintenance phase of the projects
  • 95% minimum local content for steel products and components using locally milled steel.

Wind Projects with towers greater than 4.5 metres in diameter:

  • 90% minimum local content for operations and maintenance phase of the project
  • maximise the use of local steel products using locally milled steel.


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.

Water and Sewerage Program 2022

Water and Sewerage Program 2022

Minimum Local Content:

  • 92% 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: July 2021
  • Delivery Agency: Melbourne Water
  • Project Type: Utilities
  • Region: Metropolitan Area

Waste Management Services

Waste Management Services

Minimum Local Content:

  • 96% 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: July 2021
  • Delivery Agency: HealthShare Victoria
  • Project Type: Services
  • Region: Statewide

Water and Sewer Maintenance Services

Water and Sewer Maintenance Services

Minimum Local Content:

  • 95% 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: July 2021
  • Delivery Agency: South East Water
  • Project Type: Services
  • Region: Metropolitan Area

Kingston Residential Aged Care

Kingston Residential Aged Care

Minimum Local Content:

  • 97% for Preconstruction 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.

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

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

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

Chisholm Frankston Redevelopment - Stage 2

Chisholm Frankston Redevelopment - Stage 2

Minimum Local Content:

  • 97% for consulting services
  • 98% for early works
  • 92% for construction
  • 86% for fittings, fixtures and equipment

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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
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