The responsible Minister 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
263 Strategic Projects, worth $122.75 billion

Strategic Project Listing

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Bus Shelter Agreement

Bus Shelter Agreement

Minimum Local Content:

  • 99 per cent minimum local content for cleaning services
  • 95 per cent minimum local content for construction and maintenance services

Local Jobs First Requirements:

Department of Transport must notify the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions and the Industry Capability Network of any proposed significant diversion from the local content in relation to any items listed in the successful supplier's approved Local Industry Development Plan.



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 2022
  • Delivery Agency: Department of Transport
  • Project Type: Services
  • Region: Metropolitan Area

Melbourne Airport Rail (MAR) - Airport Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) Package (AAP)

Melbourne Airport Rail (MAR) - Airport Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) Package (AAP)

Minimum Local Content:

  • 97 per cent minimum local content for construction
  • 87 per cent minimum local content for signalling

Local Jobs First Requirements:

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

Rail Projects Victoria must advise the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions and the Industry Capability Network of any proposed diversion from the local content of a steel package or any item listed in the successful supplier's approved Local Industry Development Plan.



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 2022
  • Delivery Agency: Rail Projects Victoria
  • Project Type: Rail infrastructure
  • Region: Metropolitan Area

Mickleham Road Upgrade Stage 1

Mickleham Road Upgrade Stage 1

Minimum Local Content:

  • 97 per cent minimum local content for the project
  • 80 per cent minimum local content for early works (utilities protection and relocation work comprising of communications/electrical/gas/hydraulic cabling, pipework, pits, and enclosures).

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 and equipment wherever possible.

Major Road Projects Victoria must advise the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions and, the Industry Capability Network of any proposed diversion from the local content of a work package or any item listed in the successful supplier's approved Local Industry Development Plan.



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 2022
  • Delivery Agency: Major Road Projects Victoria
  • Project Type: Road infrastructure
  • Region: Metropolitan Area

Melbourne Airport Rail (MAR) - Corridor Package (ACP)

Melbourne Airport Rail (MAR) - Corridor Package (ACP)

Minimum Local Content:

  • 94 per cent minimum local content for construction

Local Jobs First Requirements:

All consultants including but not limited to architects, 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.

Rail Projects Victoria must advise the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions and the Industry Capability Network of any proposed diversion from the local content of a steel package or any item listed in the successful supplier's approved Local Industry Development Plan.



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 2022
  • Delivery Agency: Rail Projects Victoria
  • Project Type: Rail infrastructure
  • Region: Metropolitan Area

Water and Sewage Program 2023

Water and Sewage Program 2023

Minimum Local Content:

  • 90 per cent minimum local content for the program

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.

Melbourne Water must advise the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, and the Industry Capability Network of any proposed significant diversion from the local content of any items listed in the successful supplier’s approved Local Industry Development Plan.



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 2022
  • Delivery Agency: Melbourne Water
  • Project Type: Utilities
  • Region: Metropolitan Area

Future of Public Transport Ticketing

Future of Public Transport Ticketing

Minimum Local Content:

  • 41 per cent minimum local content for the capital phase of the project
  • 80 per cent minimum local content for the operations phase of the project

Local Jobs First Requirements:

Department of Transport must notify the Department of Jobs ,Precincts and Regions and the Industry Capability Network of any proposed significant diversion from the local content in relation to any items listed in the successful supplier's approved Local Industry Development Plan.



This project is subject to the Local Jobs First Commissioner's advocacy, monitoring, and compliance powers.
  • Local content set: September 2022
  • Delivery Agency: Department of Transport
  • Project Type: Services
  • Region: Metropolitan Area

Wooreen Energy Storage Systems

Wooreen Energy Storage Systems

Minimum Local Content:

  • 25 per cent minimum local content for the Project
  • 98 per cent minimum local content for civil works

Local Jobs First Requirements:

EnergyAustralia must work with the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions and the Industry Capability Network (VIC) Ltd to identify industry development opportunities and support supply chain mapping in the battery storage and related industries.

All consultants including but not limited to designers, engineers and other service providers 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 2022
  • Steel Requirement: Maximise the use of locally milled steel
  • Delivery Agency: EnergyAustralia
  • Project Type: Utilities
  • Region: Gippsland

Werribee Mercy Hospital Emergency Department Expansion Project - Early Works

Werribee Mercy Hospital Emergency Department Expansion Project - Early Works

Minimum Local Content:

  • 97 per cent minimum local content for consulting services
  • 95 per cent minimum local content for Early Works

Local Jobs First Requirements:

All consultants including but not limited to architects, 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.

Victorian Health Building Authority must advise the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions and the Industry Capability Network of any proposed significant diversion from the local content of a steel package or item listed in the successful supplier’s approved Local Industry Development Plan.



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.

Meter Replacements Contract

Meter Replacements Contract

Minimum Local Content:

  • 55 per cent for Mechanical meter installation
  • 62 per cent for Digital meter installation

Local Jobs First Requirements:

Yarra Valley Water must advise the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions , and the Industry Capability Network of any proposed significant diversion from local content of any items listed in the successful supplier's approved Local Industry Development Plan.



This project is subject to the Local Jobs First Commissioner's advocacy, monitoring, and compliance powers.
  • Local content set: August 2022
  • Delivery Agency: Yarra Valley Water
  • Project Type: Utilities
  • Region: Metropolitan Area

Additional Acute Mental Health Beds in Regional Victoria Project - Early Works

Additional Acute Mental Health Beds in Regional Victoria Project - Early Works

Minimum Local Content:

  • 97 per cent minimum local content for consulting services
  • 95 per cent minimum local content for Early Works

Local Jobs First Requirements:

All consultants including but not limited to architects, 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.

The Victorian Health Building Authority must notify the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions and the Industry Capability Network of any proposed significant diversion from the  local content including a steel package or any items listed in the successful supplier's approved Local  Industry Development Plan.



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.

X'trapolis 2.0

X'trapolis 2.0

Minimum Local Content:

  • 60 per cent minimum local content requirement for the project

Local Jobs First Requirements:

Department of Transport (DoT) must notify the Department of Jobs ,Precincts and Regions of any proposed significant diversion from the local content in relation to any items listed in the successful supplier's approved Local Industry Development Plan.



This project is subject to the Local Jobs First Commissioner's advocacy, monitoring, and compliance powers.
  • Local content set: August 2022
  • Delivery Agency: Department of Transport
  • Project Type: Manufacturing and services
  • Region: Grampians

Water Treatment Plant 5W Nutrient Removal Plant

Water Treatment Plant 5W Nutrient Removal Plant

Minimum Local Content:

  • 85 per cent for the project

Local Jobs First Requirements:

Melbourne Water must advise the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions and the Industry Capability Network of any proposed significant diversion from the local content of a steel package or item listed in the successful supplier’s approved Local Industry Development Plan.



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: June 2022
  • Steel Requirement: Maximise use of local steel products made from locally milled steel
  • Delivery Agency: Melbourne Water
  • Project Type: Utilities
  • Region: Metropolitan Area

Rutherglen Residential Aged Care Development Project

Rutherglen Residential Aged Care Development Project

Minimum Local Content:

  • 91 per cent for the Project
  • 99 per cent for the early works
  • 85 per cent for the finishes, fixtures and equipment (FFE)

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 FFE wherever possible.

The respondent must consult with the Australian MedTech Manufacturing Centre to identify opportunities for local businesses to supply the aged care facility.



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: June 2022
  • Steel Requirement: Victorian Health Building Authority must advise the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, and the Industry Capability Network of any proposed significant diversion from the local content of a steel package or item listed in the successful supplier’s approved Local Industry Development Plan.
  • Delivery Agency: Victorian Health Building Authority
  • Project Type: Building construction
  • Region: Hume

Kingston Residential Aged Care Development Project

Kingston Residential Aged Care Development Project

Minimum Local Content:

  • 91 per cent for the main works
  • 99 per cent for the early works
  • 85 per cent for fittings, fixtures and equipment

Local Jobs First Requirements:

All consultants  including but not limited to architects, designers, engineer and other advisors must preference solutions that maximise the use of local materials, finishes, products, good and services in construction, including FFE wherever possible.

The respondent must consult with the Australian Medtech Manufacturing Centre to identify opportunities for local businesses to supply the facility.



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: June 2022
  • Steel Requirement: Victorian Health Building Authority must advise the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, and the Industry Capability Network of any proposed significant diversion from the local content of a steel package or item listed in the successful supplier's approved Local Industry Development Plan.
  • Delivery Agency: Victorian Health Building Authority
  • Project Type: Building construction
  • Region: Metropolitan Area

New Schools 2024

New Schools 2024

Minimum Local Content:

  • 91 per cent for construction
  • 82 per cent for furniture, fixtures and equipment

Local Jobs First Requirements:

The Victorian School Building Authority must advise the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions and the Industry Capability Network of any proposed significant diversion from the local content of any items listed  in the successful supplier's approved Local Industry Development Plan.



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: June 2022
  • Steel Requirement: Maximise the use of local steel products using locally milled steel
  • Delivery Agency: Victorian School Building Authority
  • Project Type: Building construction
  • Region: Statewide

South Dynon Train Maintenance Facility Upgrade

South Dynon Train Maintenance Facility Upgrade

Minimum Local Content:

  • 92 per cent for the project

Local Jobs First Requirements:

Level Crossing Removal Projects must advise the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions and the Industry Capability Network of any proposed significant diversion from the local content of a steel package or any item listed in the successful supplier's approved Local Industry Development Plan.



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: June 2022
  • Steel Requirement: Maximise the use of local steel products made from locally milled steel
  • Delivery Agency: Level Crossing Removal Project
  • Project Type: Rail infrastructure
  • Region: Metropolitan Area

New Melton Hospital

New Melton Hospital

Minimum Local Content:

  • 97 per cent for early works

Local Jobs First Requirements:

VHBA must advise the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions and the Industry Capability Network of any proposed significant diversion from local content in relation to a steel package or any items listed in the supplier's approved Local Industry Development Plan



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.

Melbourne Airport Rail

Melbourne Airport Rail

Minimum Local Content:

  • 90 per cent for early works

Local Jobs First Requirements:

Rail Projects Victoria must advise the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions and the Industry Capability Network of any proposed significant diversion from local content in relation to a steel package or any items listed in the successful supplier's approved Local Industry Development Plan.


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: June 2022
  • Delivery Agency: Rail Projects Victoria
  • Project Type: Rail infrastructure
  • Region: Metropolitan Area
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