Manufacturing & Engineering

Manufacturing & Engineering

Engineering the Future.

With a rich heritage spanning over 120 years, the Harvey Region has advanced manufacturing embedded in its DNA.

This dynamic industry, which boasts an annual output of $1.35 billion and over 1,100 highly skilled employees, has grown and diversified over the past century, attracting a variety of manufacturing companies, both big and small.

Renowned for their ability to produce high quality customised solutions, the Harvey Region’s manufacturers are continually expanding their capabilities and staying ahead of the curve. With strategic investments in infrastructure, including the expansion of the nearby Bunbury Port and the Bunbury Outer Ring Road project, the surrounding area continues to grow physically and intellectually.

Ahead of the Curve
  • The Harvey Region is home to a variety of manufacturing companies, ranging from small businesses to large corporations, with a significant presence in the areas of agriculture, mining and construction.
  • The Harvey Region’s proximity to the Bunbury Port, which is undergoing expansion, provides a strategic advantage for manufacturers, enabling them to access global markets and increase their export capabilities.
The Bottom Line
  • The Harvey Region’s manufacturing industry generates an annual output of $1.35 billion and generates over 1,300 local jobs.
  • Manufacturing (up 8.7%) made the largest contribution to Western Australia’s real GSP growth in 2020-21.
  • Western Australia’s manufacturing industry was valued at $15.3 billion in 2020/21.
Opportunities on Offer
  • Investment in research and development to drive innovation and new product development
  • Attraction of skilled workers and talent to the Harvey Region through initiatives, such as training programs and apprenticeships
  • Expansion of local manufacturing capabilities to cater to growing demand in the domestic and international markets
  • Collaboration between local manufacturers to drive economies of scale, shared resources, and increased competitiveness
  • Development of specialist manufacturing facilities to cater to emerging industries such as renewable energy, defence, and aerospace.
  • Investment in automation and advanced manufacturing technologies to drive productivity gains and cost efficiencies
  • Establishment of manufacturing clusters or precincts to support collaboration, networking, and shared resources within the industry
  • Investment in sustainable manufacturing practices and technologies to reduce environmental impact and appeal to environmentally conscious customers
  • Development of export opportunities through government initiatives and international trade agreements
  • Investment in supply chain management and logistics to improve efficiency and reduce costs.
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Key Fact

Manufacturing (up 8.7%) made the largest contribution to Western Australia’s real GSP growth in 2020-21.​

Homegrown Heroes.

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