The government provides assistance to manufacturing companies to implement efficiency measures including funding for efficiency measures and access to the latest in sustainable technology. This can assist manufacturers along the pathway to becoming a world class, sustainable manufacturer. Some of the opportunities provided are listed below.
The Department of State Development's Advanced Manufacturing supports the development of a globally engaged, competitive and sustainable manufacturing industry, through a range of targeted initiatives and programs, which foster a diverse, innovative, technology-oriented industry, with a strong focus on a world class sustainable manufacturing.
ecoBiz is being rolled out by CCIQ with funding from Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection. ecoBiz provides a comprehensive framework to assist businesses identify efficiencies in waste, water and energy for financial and environmental benefits. Participants in the program can receive recognition for their good work by becoming ecoBiz Partners. Additional assistance is provided through webinars, workshops, case studies and fact sheets covering a range of topics relevant to manufacturing operations.
The Australian Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government provides a summary of grants available to Australian businesses under a variety of grant programs.