Posted on 27. Mar, 2017 in News
The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to double the number of jobs in the Monash National Employment and Innovation Cluster over the next 35 years.
Member for Oakleigh Steve Dimopoulos and Member for Clarinda Hong Lim today unveiled the draft framework plan for the Monash National Employment and Innovation Cluster, which earmarks a number of sites for redevelopment that will make the precinct a leading edge technology and research centre.
It’s part of the Labor Government’s new Plan Melbourne, which is helping create more jobs closer to where Victorians live and making Melbourne home to more “20-minute neighbourhoods”.
The Monash National Employment and Innovation Cluster is already home to 75,000 jobs – the greatest concentration of workers outside Melbourne’s CBD. The cluster’s key institutes include the Monash Medical Centre, Bosch Engineering, the Australian Synchrotron and Monash University.
The draft framework plan outlines the services and infrastructure we’ll need in the future to attract investment locally and create more jobs. Sites identified for development in Monash include:
- The Monash Technology precinct
- The Clayton Activity Centre
- Clayton Business Park
- Sandown Park Racecourse and areas adjacent to Sandown Park Station.
For more information visit www.vpa.vic.gov.au/shapevictoria
Quote attributable to Member for Oakleigh Steve Dimopoulos:
“Monash is home to jobs of the future. We’re already a considerable hub for thousands of workers, and we’re taking steps to ensure the region grows alongside the thriving industries that we’re renowned for.”
Quote attributable to Member for Clarinda Hong Lim:
“By creating jobs closer to where people live we are ensuring Victorians spend less time commuting and more time with family and friends.”
Quote attributable to Kingston Mayor David Eden:
“Kingston is keen to support innovative ideas that help support the local economy and provide jobs that are close to home for our community.”
Quote attributable to Monash Mayor Rebecca Paterson:
“Monash is a thriving community of more than 187,000 people and is the second largest employment destination in Victoria, behind only the City of Melbourne. We are keen to see a framework put in place to ensure local people continue to have access to quality jobs, close to home.”