Advanced Manufacturing


The Casey Cardinia region is the place to grow advanced manufacturing in Melbourne’s South-East. How can your advanced manufacturing business grow in our region?
Find out more about our numerous competitive advantages:
  • Export eager, export ready 

The Casey Cardinia region is a prominent source of exports for the state of Victoria, with the local manufacturing sector accounting for over $700 million in exports. This is underpinned by the strength of the region’s existing local supply chain.
  • Skilled and available workforce 

There are over 25,000 skilled workers in manufacturing located within the region, providing a strong local workforce. The local TAFE campus ensures that local industry skills are met with high quality local training.
  • A business case that's hard to beat 

The Casey Cardinia region provides real value as a business location. The region has over 2,600 ha of employment lands are available for a range of light, heavy, high-tech and logistical needs.
  • A growth frontier 

The Casey Cardinia region’s economy swelled to nearly $7 billion over 2011. It’s the 3rd fastest-growing area in Australia (based on population). Over $1 billion of annual investment into residential and non-residential property demonstrates why the region is the place to grow in Melbourne’s South-East.
  • The connectivity and infrastructure you need 

Core Melbourne assets – the CBD, Port and Airport - are all within a short commute. The Port of Hastings (Melbourne’s second container port) is well into planning, while Monash University and TAFE have established local campuses to provide an increasingly diverse range of training and educational opportunities. Our high-quality of life is only strengthened by the abundance of community facilities, recreational fields and healthcare facilities on offer.
  • Cost effective commercial and industrial land and office space

Industrial Land Values, Melbourne, 2012
Industrial Land 
$ per sqm 
Savings in Casey Cardinia 
Casey Cardinia region
South East


Casey Cardinia Local Manufacturing Workforce, 2011
Average Weekly Wage 
Savings in Casey Cardinia 
Casey Cardinia region
Melbourne's South East 
Source: CBRE (2012)  


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