Regional manufacturing hubs

Our regional manufacturing hubs provide a place for local manufacturing businesses to receive expert advice and support to transition to advanced manufacturing.

If you’re ready to grow your manufacturing business, our regional manufacturing hub teams are here to help.

Each hub offers access to a wide range of services including:

  • Business development programs
    • Benchmarking
    • LEAN manufacturing workshops
    • Introduction to digital technology workshops
    • Assistance with grant writing
    • Business-to-business mentoring and networking, Mentoring for Growth
    • Improving supply chain capability
    • Sustainability seminars
    • Assistance to increase access to national and international markets
  • Skills development and training programs
    • Coordinated access to existing and emerging trade and professional skills
    • Improved access between business and research
    • Support for industry recognised skills and certifications
  • Awareness of advanced manufacturing
    • Technology demonstration days
    • Industry 4.0 seminars
    • Virtual and physical tours of advanced manufacturing businesses
    • Hosting of international experts in advanced manufacturing
    • Events and workshops on advanced manufacturing, automation, robotics, Internet of Things

Find out how our manufacturing hubs are making a difference and supporting manufacturers and businesses across Queensland.

Browse our success stories.

Find your local manufacturing hub

The manufacturing hubs offer training, business development programs, tailored advice and play host to a regular program of workshops and events to help your business grow.

The hubs also have strong links with local universities, schools and TAFE Queensland to develop a workforce with strong skills in science, technology, engineering and maths.

Manufacturing hub

Focus areas

Location

Contact

Cairns

  • Marine
  • Aviation
  • Food manufacturing

TAFE Queensland Cairns Campus
S Block
Gatton Street
Manunda
QLD 4870

Email: Cairns.manufacturinghub@rdmw.qld.gov.au
Phone: (07) 4241 0502

Gladstone

  • Biofuels
  • Hydrogen
  • Renewable energy

Room G.47
Martin Hanson Building
Central Queensland University
Gladstone Marina Campus
Gladstone
QLD 4680

Email: rockhampton.manufacturinghub@rdmw.qld.gov.au Phone: 0436 814 547

Gold Coast

  • Marine transport equipment and vehicles
  • Food processing
  • Metal products

Unit 2B
19 Cotton Street
Nerang
QLD 4211

Email: geoff.adams@rdmw.qld.gov.au
Phone: 0407 655 968

Mackay

  • Mining equipment, technology and services (METS)
  • Resource recovery
  • Agriculture

Resources Centre of Excellence
65 Crichtons Road
Paget
QLD 4740

Email: mackay.manufacturinghub@rdmw.qld.gov.au Phone: 0460 022 817

Rockhampton

  • Rail manufacturing and technology
  • Advanced technologies for metal production
  • Food product innovation

Building 37
Central Queensland University
Yaamba Road
North Rockhampton
QLD 4701

Email: rockhampton.manufacturinghub@rdmw.qld.gov.au Phone: 0407 563 377

 
Townsville
  • Advanced metal production manufacturing
  • Food transformation through advanced manufacturing

TAFE Queensland Trade Training Centre
763 Ingham Road
Bohle
QLD 4818

Email: townsville.manufacturinghub@rdmw.qld.gov.au Phone: (07) 4722 5263

Last updated: 01 Nov 2021