Are you an Australian business or business association working in manufacturing in an area relevant to one of the six National Manufacturing Priorities?

These priority areas were announced as part of the Modern Manufacturing Strategy. They are areas of comparative advantage and strategic imperative for Australia.

The priority areas are:

  • resources technology and critical minerals processing
  • food and beverage
  • medical products
  • recycling and clean energy
  • defence
  • space

Government is working with industry to develop road maps for each priority to set a strategic direction over ten years. As part of this process, Government is now seeking your feedback to understand the strengths, opportunities and solutions to build scale in Australian manufacturing in each of these areas.

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The consultation provides an opportunity to inform our short, medium and long-term directions for each priority road map.

Submissions close 9 November 2020.

Road maps are expected to be completed first half of 2021.