Manufacturing is by far the largest sector in term of exports and outputs. The sector remains resilient through technical advances, innovative thinking, government growth programs and tax incentives.
A highly skilled and capable workforce has is available due to the diversity of the manufacturing sector encompassing aviation products, heavy machinery, defence, chemicals and plastics, fabricated metals, textiles clothing, beverage and food processing.
The region provides opportunities for the expansion of manufacturing with access to affordable large acre allotments, serviced industrial estates and easy transport access by road and nearby rail services.
Wangaratta’s position and close proximity to the Hume Freeway ensures overnight freight to both Melbourne and Sydney.