The Department of Transport and Planning is proud to release Made in Victoria for Victoria: Victorian Rolling Stock Strategy, the Victorian Government’s new rolling stock strategy.

The Victorian Government has invested over $8 billion in Victorian-built rolling stock and supporting infrastructure since 2015, as part of the state’s wider $90 billion transport infrastructure commitment.

Victoria is now the premier state for train, tram and bus manufacturing in Australia, with the state’s commitment to local manufacturing and maintenance supporting more than 10,000 jobs across the industry. Minimum local content quotas on all new rolling stock orders means thousands more jobs for Victorians over the coming years.

The strategy comes at an important time for the Victorian rolling stock industry, with the effects of COVID-19 still being felt across the nation and the state. This strategy lays out the long-term investment plans for rolling stock, securing ongoing work for Victorian businesses and workers with a pipeline of orders.

With our transport sector currently delivering one of the largest public investments ever committed to in Victoria, this strategy aims to provide Victorian manufacturers with certainty on future rolling stock orders, investments in local supply chains, and supports our expert workforce here in Victoria.

A strong rolling stock industry is central to the overall success of the transport sector, complementing the state’s infrastructure investments through the Big Build, and ensuring our network can meet the future demands of our state.