Feedback submissions on Construction Technologies discussion paper closing September 21st

Feedback submissions on Construction Technologies discussion paper closing September 21st
Alastair TaylorAugust 28, 2015

Feedback submissions on Spring Street's Victoria's Future Industries: Construction Technologies discussion paper are closing on the 21st of September.

The paper and the subsequent feedback the State Government is inviting will aid in the development of a Victorian construction industry technologies strategy.

According to the discussion paper, the construction sector in Victoria employs almost 240,000 people and contributes 6.7% or $21.6 billion to the States Gross State Product and this includes residential and non-residential construction activity.

The Victorian Government has identified the construction materials and technologies industries as one of a number of sectors strategically important for the State. Firms in these industries provide inputs into the construction sector, which is both an important enabler in the Victorian economy and a significant sector in its own right.

This paper outlines how the performance of the construction technologies sector might be improved and identifies a number of areas for stakeholders to further consider:

  • Capitalising on Melbourne’s status as the world’s most liveable city.
  • Capturing the demonstration benefit from green, smart projects.
  • Accelerating the uptake of new materials and technologies.
  • The role of government in the take up of Building Information Modelling.
  • Establishing Victoria as Australia’s centre of excellence for off-site construction technologies and businesses.
  • Utilising the strength of Victoria’s research base for the benefit of the building materials and building technology industries.
  • Getting better at exporting and managing the import challenge
Construction Technologies discussion paper - Executive Summary

You could be forgiven for having difficulty trying to wrap your head around what a status bestowed on Melbourne by a foriegn economics magazine has to do with improved construction technologies; nevertheless, the other points listed above are bound to invite robust discussion.

To lodge feedback, see the details on the Business Victoria website.

Alastair Taylor

Alastair Taylor is a co-founder of Now a freelance writer, Alastair focuses on the intersection of public transport, public policy and related impacts on medium and high-density development.

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