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
252 Strategic Projects, worth $117.27 billion

Strategic Project Listing

Showing 252 of 252

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:

  • 90 per cent for construction works
  • 97 per cent for consulting services
  • 97 per cent for early works
  • 85 per cent for main works fittings, fixtures and equipment
  • 40 per cent for specialist 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 project design team (including architects, designers, engineers, and other specialists, etc.) must engage with the Industry Capability Network (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 FF&E is maximised wherever possible.
- The respondent must consult with the Australian Medtech Manufacturing Centre to identify opportunities for local businesses to supply to 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.

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:

  • 91% Construction
  • 98% Consulting Services
  • 74% for furniture,fixtures and equipment
  • Development Victoria 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.

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 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 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
  • Steel Requirement: Maximise the use of local steel products made from locally milled steel.
  • Delivery Agency: Development Victoria
  • Project Type: Building construction
  • Region: Metropolitan Area

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
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