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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Broderick Road Large Stockpile Waste Removal Project

Broderick Road Large Stockpile Waste Removal Project

Minimum Local Content:

  • 97%

Local Jobs First Requirements:

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

Water and Sewerage 2020 Program (WASP)

Water and Sewerage 2020 Program (WASP)

Minimum Local Content:

  • 92%

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: November 2019
  • Delivery Agency: Melbourne Water
  • Project Type: Utilities
  • Region: Metropolitan Area
  • Prime Contractor: TBA

Greater Shepparton College

Greater Shepparton College

Minimum Local Content:

  • 91%

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.

Sunshine North Residential Project

Sunshine North Residential Project

Minimum Local Content:

  • 92%

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: October 2019
  • Delivery Agency: Development Victoria
  • Project Type: Building construction
  • Region: Metropolitan Area
  • Prime Contractor: TBA

Wantirna Aged Care

Wantirna Aged Care

Minimum Local Content:

  • 90%

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.

Gippsland and Bendigo Line Upgrades

Gippsland and Bendigo Line Upgrades

Minimum Local Content:

  • 96% construction
  • 68% signalling

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: October 2019
  • Delivery Agency: Rail Projects Victoria
  • Project Type: Rail infrastructure
  • Region: Statewide
  • Prime Contractor: TBA

Shepparton Corridor Upgrade

Shepparton Corridor Upgrade

Minimum Local Content:

  • 96% construction
  • 68% signalling

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: October 2019
  • Delivery Agency: Rail Projects Victoria
  • Project Type: Rail infrastructure
  • Region: Hume
  • Prime Contractor: TBA

Middleton Prison (Prison Infill Expansion Program)

Middleton Prison (Prison Infill Expansion Program)

Minimum Local Content:

  • 90%

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.

Metropolitan Remand Centre (Prison Infill Expansion Program)

Metropolitan Remand Centre (Prison Infill Expansion Program)

Minimum Local Content:

  • 90%

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.

Marngoneet Correctional Centre (Prison Infill Expansion Program)

Marngoneet Correctional Centre (Prison Infill Expansion Program)

Minimum Local Content:

  • 90%

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.

Hopkins Correctional Centre (Prison Infill Expansion Program)

Hopkins Correctional Centre (Prison Infill Expansion Program)

Minimum Local Content:

  • 90%

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.

Barwon Prison (Prison Infill Expansion Program)

Barwon Prison (Prison Infill Expansion Program)

Minimum Local Content:

  • 90%

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.

Fitzroy Gasworks Secondary School and Indoor Sports Centre

Fitzroy Gasworks Secondary School and Indoor Sports Centre

Minimum Local Content:

  • 91%

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.

New Footscray Hospital

New Footscray Hospital

Minimum Local Content:

  • 90% for the project, including but not limited to, design, construction and furniture, fixtures and equipment
  • 80% for the operation and maintenance phase

Local Jobs First Requirements:

Designers, including but not limited to, architects, engineers and other specialists, must endeavour to specify locally developed and manufactured materials, products and technology to avoid designing out local suppliers as far as 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.

Kardinia Park Stage 5 redevelopment

Kardinia Park Stage 5 redevelopment

Minimum Local Content:

  • 91%

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: September 2019
  • Delivery Agency: Kardinia Park Stadium Trust
  • Project Type: Building construction
  • Region: Barwon South West
  • Prime Contractor: TBA

North East Link

North East Link

Minimum Local Content:

  • 90% for project development activities
  • 90% for maintenance activities

Local Jobs First Requirements:

A detailed industry engagement and local sourcing plan, identifying long lead items and critical materials with a particular emphasis on steel, inclusive of but not limited to:

  • an industry engagement plan, including an:
    • annual steel industry briefing
    • advance notice to market of annual procurement and purchasing program
  • a project steel forecast by volume, publicly published and updated quarterly, including:
    • steel by-product (e.g. reinforcement, structural steel, sheet piling)
    • quarterly demand over the project schedule
    • optimise the use of local products and materials with recycled inputs


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 2019
  • Steel Requirement: Maximise
  • Delivery Agency: North East Link Project
  • Project Type: Road infrastructure
  • Region: Metropolitan Area
  • Prime Contractor: TBA

Melbourne Water Professional Engineering Services

Melbourne Water Professional Engineering Services

Minimum Local Content:

  • 92%

Local Jobs First Requirements:

This project is subject to the Local Jobs First Commissioner's advocacy, monitoring, and compliance powers.
  • Local content set: September 2019
  • Delivery Agency: Melbourne Water
  • Project Type: Services
  • Region: Metropolitan Area
  • Prime Contractor: TBA

Cairnlea Mixed Use Development

Cairnlea Mixed Use Development

Minimum Local Content:

  • 90%

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: August 2019
  • Delivery Agency: Development Victoria
  • Project Type: Building construction
  • Region: Metropolitan Area
  • Prime Contractor: TBA
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