Victorian aviation precinct prepares for take off
|1 June 2012 |
|The Victorian Government is seeking to co-locate aviation businesses, services and training providers to create a new national aviation precinct, releasing a discussion paper on the National Aviation Services Precinct (NASP) and calling for industry feedback.|
|Forecasts show half of the world's air traffic growth will be driven by the Asia-Pacific region by 2030, prompting a world-leading move to create a precinct where aviation training, maintenance repair and overhaul, business and training facilities are co-located.|
It is intended that by co-locating these services, the precinct will offer more streamlined, targeted aircraft training, including classroom and on-the-job learning environments, to ensure we are training skilled aviation professionals to meet demand. The collaboration that will result from bringing industry, education and business together will lead to greater innovation and productivity.
The Victorian Government is keen to attract international aviation businesses to the precinct. Aviation is already worth more than A$1 billion to the Victorian economy each year, and this discussion paper aims to set a course for future growth and success in the Victorian aviation industry.
The Government is seeking feedback on the discussion paper from aviation industry stakeholders and training providers before formally consulting with prospective partners.
The NASP discussion paper can be found online at the Department of Business and Innovation’s website. Written submissions should be sent by email to NASP by 5pm 16 July 2012.