SMART MANUFACTURING 16 is an event designed to promote Dandenong and South East Melbourne as the largest and most vibrant MANUFACTURING ZONE in Australia.

Dandenong and South East Melbourne Manufacturing Zone

The Manufacturing Zone accounts for

  • 50% of Victoria’s manufacturing output
  • 92,539 jobs
  • $6.8b in wages and salaries p.a.
  • 30% of Australia’s export
  • $12b contribution to region’s GRP

Investment in manufacturing

  • Every $ spent in manufacturing creates a $1.70 for the regional economy
  • Every manufacturing job creates 4-7 indirect jobs – compared to one job created for each service job