Workplace COVID Transmission

September 14, 2021General News, Industry News, SEMMA Updates No Comments

  Victorian health authorities have identified company kitchens / tearooms as a key site for COVID-19 transmission through permitted workplaces, after several cases recently spread in construction and transport break rooms. Victorian COVID-19 response commander Jeroen Weimar observed growing cases out of tearooms as a place where people mix and do not wear masks, as… Read More →

Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme

August 24, 2021Industry News No Comments

  The Victorian Government has introduced new legislation to provide rent relief to small and medium-sized businesses: the Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme.   To access this rent relief commercial tenants must have: · an annual turnover of less than $50 million · experienced a fall in turnover of at least 30% due to coronavirus pandemic… Read More →

GoProto ANZ achieves ISO 9001 QMS Certification

July 14, 2021Industry News, Media Releases No Comments

  SEMMA Member GoProto ANZ has announced the successful completion of its ISO 9001 Quality Management System certification. GoProto ANZ, an Australian 3D scanning, 3D printing and contract manufacturer, has been awarded ISO 9001:2015 certification. The stringent process analyzes the business’s operations from top to bottom, seeking commitment to quality at every level. “ISO is… Read More →

Important Changes | 1 July 2021

July 1, 2021General News, Industry News No Comments

  There are some important changes coming into effect today, 1 July 2021. This includes the end of the amnesty period for businesses who have not previously been required to use the Victoria Government QR Code check-in system, as well as the new Environmental Protection laws coming into effect. Please read on for further information and official resources. Victorian Government QR… Read More →

Manufacturing Grants Update: BCP

June 9, 2021Industry News No Comments

The closing date for applications to the (BCP) has been extended – applications will be accepted until 11:59pm on Sunday 4 July 2021.    The Business Competitiveness Program (BCP) offers grants of up to $500,000 (33% of eligible project expenditure) to assist eligible Victorian manufacturing businesses to expand their operations and implement new adaptive manufacturing technologies and processes. Applications… Read More →

Next Generation Trams Project | Industry Webinar

May 19, 2021Industry News No Comments

  The video recording of the recent Industry Engagement on-line event, “Rolling Stock Industry – Introducing the Next Generation Trams Project” Webinar is now available. This industry event headed by Victoria Rail Advocate, Jill Walsh, introduces the biggest single investment in trams in the state’s history. The Minister for Public Transport, Ben Carroll, addressed attendees… Read More →

Interview with SEMMA President & CEO | ICN Victoria

May 13, 2021General News, Industry News, SEMMA Updates No Comments

ICN Victoria “Fireside Chat” series | SEMMA Interview   We’re proud to present Part 3 of Kate West and Andy Balmain‘s fireside chat with Peter Angelico and Vonda Fenwick. Peter highlights the benefits of long-term expansion in Australian manufacturing, with Vonda underlining the enhanced focus on onshoring since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Andy adds the… Read More →

MEDIA | Adapting to a fast changing manufacturing landscape

May 12, 2021Industry News, SEMMA Updates No Comments

  Adapting to a fast changing manufacturing landscape   The Australian manufacturing landscape is evolving rapidly. In our article with Manufacturers’​ Monthly, see how two of our members (D&M Auto Industrial Spray Painting and Micro Plastics) – adapted to the departure of automotive passenger vehicle manufacturing and the recent COVID pandemic. Click the link below and… Read More →

100 Next Generation Trams is Victoria’s largest tram investment

April 28, 2021Industry News No Comments

  The Victorian Government has a pipeline of work upgrading Melbourne’s iconic tram fleet, breathing new life into older tram models and preparing to deliver the state’s newest Next Generation Trams. Invitations were extended to SEMMA members by the Department of Transport to attend the recent Industry Engagement on-line event, “Rolling Stock Industry – Introducing… Read More →