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Broad growth across a range of sectors on the back of strong population growth typifies the Casey Cardinia region’s economic track record over the last 5 years.
The Region's economy totalled $6.8 billion in Gross Regional Product (GRP) in 2011. The key sectors of the Region's economy focus on supporting intense population growth as can be seen through the strong representation of construction, retail trade, education/ training and health care/ social assistance operators in the area. Manufacture of machinery, food/ beverage products and other advanced goods also feature prominently (forming 9.0% of economic activity and 9.1% of local employment).
Further, more information about the Business environment can be found in the results summary of the 2014 Casey Cardinia Business Survey675.92 KB jointly conducted by the City of Casey, Cardinia Shire Council and the Department of State Development and Business Innovation (DSDBI).
The City of Casey and Cardinia Shire Council are committed to supporting business growth and investment in our region.
City of Casey
The City of Casey has a Fast Track Planning Permit process for commercial or industrial developments which deliver on the Council Plan objective and advocacy priority to Develop Casey's Economy and deliver local jobs. This priority planning process promises to determine the outcome of any application within 21 days of lodgement, provided that it meets certain application requirement criteria.
Cardinia Shire Council
Cardinia Shire Council commits to working closely with new and growing businesses on a case-by-case basis.
For information about Cardinia Council's facilitated development process, please contact Andrew Pomeroy in the Economic Development Department on 1300 787 624.
The region is particularly well-suited to the below industries:
With raw ingredients on your doorstep and an established industry base, the Casey Cardinia region is the perfect place to build or grow your food and/or beverage business.
With the local manufacturing sector currently accounting for more than $700 million in exports, the region is already a prominent source of exports for the state of Victoria.
The region's easy access to Melbourne's key arterial routes and abundance of cost-effective industrial land ensure it is a fantastic option for established and growing logistics companies in Melbourne's south east.
The region is Australia's third fastest growing local government area and the population is set to almost double by 2036; ensuring an ever growing need for professional services.
Both the City of Casey and Cardinia Shire Council regularly call for public tenders for a wide range of goods, works and services to effectively serve the diverse needs of their communities. If you want your business to be a part of the growth, stay up to date with open tenders and streamline the application process by registering with each Council’s online tendering portal to receive regular updates.
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South East Melbourne Manufacturing Alliance (SEMMA)
SEMMA is a peak industry group representing more than 200 leading manufacturers based in South East Melbourne; where almost half of Victoria’s manufactured products are created.
SEMMA provides its members with a strong, clear voice which is able to participate in the ongoing regional and national debate regarding the critical need for an innovative and sustainable manufacturing community. It is consistently approached by both State and Federal politics for its opinion on issues affecting manufacturing.
The industry group also provides an important networking focus for manufacturing companies of all sizes, helping to forge inter-business links locally, nationally and around the world. SEMMA also provides strong leadership for regional projects and leads some of the most important programs attempted in the area. Projects such as the "Future of Manufacturing".
By lobbying Government, promoting members’ capability and potential, and negotiating better deals on behalf of its members, SEMMA plays a critical role in ensuring manufacturing in Melbourne’s South East remains vibrant and sustainable in the 21st Century.