Gippsland Region_ Victoria_ Australia by wuyunyi


									Gippsland Region, Victoria, Australia
An IdeAl Investment destInAtIon

    Victoria – A strategic location       4

    Regional Victoria                     6

    The Gippsland Region                  7

    –   A Thriving Economy                8
    –   Major Industries in Gippsland     9
    –   Leaders in Innovation, Research
        and Development                   12
    –   Expertise Through Clusters        14
    –   A Location of Choice              15
    –   Connecting Gippsland              19
    –   Education & Training              20
    –   A Great Place to Live and Work    22

    Connecting the Regions                24

    Victoria – Nationally
    and Internationally Connected         25

    World Class Connectivity              26

    Victorian Government                  27

    For further information               28

    Victoria – A strategic location

    victoria is a strong, flexible economy that is going              Victoria’s strategic location within the Asian region offers     MAP 1
    places.                                                           exciting opportunities for investors.
    It is one of the strongest and most resilient economies           Victoria has a diverse industry sector capability. From                                                            Shanghai
                                                                                                                                                                 New Delhi
    in the western world.                                             agricultural produce to manufacturing, resources and the
                                                                                                                                                    Dubai                            Hong Kong
                                                                      rapidly growing services sector, Victoria continues to provide
    Whilst the State occupies only 3 per cent of Australia’s land     outstanding opportunities to develop and commercialise                                    Bangkok                  Manila
    mass, it comprises 25 per cent of the national economy            competitive technologies, manufacturing and business
                                                                                                                                                                          Kuala Lumpur
    and 25 per cent of Australia’s population. Victoria has           services.                                                                                   Singapore
    a population in excess of 5.5 million, with a working
    population of 3.66 million.                                       With its progressive regulatory systems and long term
                                                                      sustainable government policies, Victoria has become
    Victoria is the manufacturing,services, innovation and            Australia’s largest food and fibre exporting state. With
    knowledge powerhouse of Australia. It’s an economy built          a favourable climate, high quality soils and clean water,
    on a tradition of exporting.                                      Victoria has a world-class agricultural industry which                                                                                   Auckland
                                                                      produces goods valued at around AUD$9 billion a year.                                                                    Melbourne
    In 2009-10, Victorian exports totalled over $33 billion,
    including $20.4 billion in goods and $12.7 billion in services.   Source:
                                                                                                                                       MAP 2
    In 2009-10, Victoria confirmed over $3 billion worth of new
    investments, creating around 115,800 new jobs.                                                                                                               Darwin

    Victoria has a AAA rating from Standard & Poors and
    Moody’s and the economy continues to grow at an average
    rate of 3 per cent. Victoria’s economy is internationally                                                                                                                 NT
    recognised as resilient and one of the few advanced
    economies worldwide to post positive growth.
                                                                                                                                                                WA                                              Brisbane

    With economic figures far exceeding Australia’s national                                                                                                                       SA
    average, Victoria has become the nation’s economic                                                                                                                                                    Sydney
                                                                                                                                                                           Adelaide               NSW
    engine room, experiencing increases in capital investment,                                                                                                                              VIC       Canberra
    employment and construction activity.                                                                                                                                                         Melbourne

                                                                                                                                             0            800
                                                                                                                                                    km               Relative size of GDP

                                                                                                                                       The South Eastern States of Australia comprise 67 per cent of the population
                                                                                                                                       and 70 per cent of the economic activity.

victoria – A great place to invest…

> Victoria has a highly competitive business environment
    supported by a pro-business government that is reducing
    the costs of doing business by cutting red tape.
> Victoria has a skilled, creative, educated and
    multicultural workforce.
> Victoria has fair, collaborative, productive and innovative
    workplaces with low levels of industrial disputes.
> Victoria has the skills and resources business needs
    to succeed in a changing and increasingly competitive
> Victoria is connected and global: high quality
    communications, transport (24 hour international
    airport and Australia’s largest container port),
    business infrastructure and personal networks
    that connect the world.
> Victoria is Australia’s knowledge, innovation and
    technology capital, home to many leading research
> Victoria has affordable and available land to accommodate
    all industry sectors, serviced by dependable infrastructure
    and utilities such as water, energy, roads, rail, IT, education
    and skills training centres.
> Victoria has a solid economic base with a strong legal
    and regulatory environment.
> Victoria has the skills and government programs to
    facilitate significant and complex investment projects.
> Victoria has a stable investment climate with economic,
    political and social stability.
> Victoria’s time zone bridges European, Asian and US
    working hours.
    Regional Victoria

    Regional Victoria offers a diverse and dynamic business
    environment, thriving industries and skilled professionals.       MAP 3
    Regional Victoria has approximately 26 per cent – 1.6 million
    of the State’s population.

    Regional economy
    Investment confidence in regional Victoria is high with an
    annual economic output of around $60 billion. In December
    2009, Regional Victoria recorded average employment of
    666,650, with forward indicators of labour demand pointing
    to a strengthening market in 2010-11.

    The attraction of industry and business to Victoria is
    also strengthened by the availability and development of
    industrial land that is serviced by water, energy, roads, ICT,
    education and skills training centres.

    Regional Victoria is comprised of five distinct and unique
    regional locations. (See Map 3)

    South East Victoria (Gippsland) stretches from Melbourne’s
    wine region of the Yarra Valley through to the grazing
    country of the Latrobe Valley, to the magnificent Gippsland
    Lakes and Ninety Mile Beach. It includes the regional
    centres of Warragul, Traralgon, Bairnsdale and Sale.
    Economic strengths include timber processing, paper product
    manufacturing, agriculture, horticulture, fishing and tourism.

    The La Trobe Valley is the source of the majority of Victoria’s
    electricity, with large reserves of brown coal. The region is
    one of Australia’s strongest dairy industries due to rich soil
    and dependable rainfall.

The Gippsland Region

The Gippsland region in south-east Victoria borders the          la trobe valley                                                    > A widespread transport and logistics network including
edge of Melbourne’s metropolitan area in its west, extends                                                                              courier, container and bulk haulage, with rail to the Port
eastwards to the New South Wales border, north to the            Within relatively close proximity to Melbourne and situated            of Melbourne;
Alpine region and south to its vast, unspoiled coastline.        on Victoria’s premier highway, the region is easily accessible
                                                                 by road. The La Trobe Valley is recognised as the industrial       > Proximity to a comprehensive power infrastructure for
Gippsland is set apart by its extensive and diverse              hub of Gippsland, comprising a landscape interspersed by               high energy users;
natural beauty which includes snowfields, national parks,        power stations and huge open cut coal mines.                       > Proximity to extensive forest and timber resources;
wilderness areas, rainforests, and a network of lakes and
pristine beaches.                                                The La Trobe Valley encompasses four major towns which             > Quality soils and favourable climatic conditions for
                                                                 all serviced by world-class infrastructure, major shopping             agriculture, dairying and horticulture activities;
                                                                 facilities and cultural activities. The central Monash
Population                                                       University town of Churchill is surrounded by smaller villages
                                                                                                                                    > An ideal location for sea-based aquaculture
Gippsland’s population is approximately 250,000 and is           and rural enclaves, which support the local industries.
projected to increase to 306,600 by 2026. It has a working                                                                          > A reliable electricity supply and gas (LPG
population of about 100,000 which is notably concentrated        east Gippsland                                                         supply extensive), together with high quality
around the central and south Gippsland areas.                                                                                           telecommunications (mobile phone and broadband
                                                                 This region is characterised by its diversity, which consists          coverage);
As in the rest of regional Victoria, growth in Gippsland’s       of a network of lakes and rivers, snow-capped mountains
population is predicted for its regional cities, while smaller   and a vast coastal landscape. These natural assets attract         > A significant amount of vacant industrial zoned land
towns in the south and west are projected to increase at         over one million visitors a year to its many thriving tourist          with potential for a cluster of industrial activities;
a comparatively high rate due to the proximity of Victoria’s     destinations.                                                      > One of the largest brown coal deposits in the world
capital, Melbourne.                                                                                                                     located in the LaTrobe Valley;
                                                                 The region offers a quality lifestyle in its many towns and
A general snapshot of Gippsland’s characteristics are:           various rural communities. East Gippsland also boasts a            > A quality and extensive road and rail infrastructure;
                                                                 skilled workforce, affordable housing and business stability.
                                                                                                                                    > Excellent access to health services with major regional
                                                                 It is well serviced by world-class infrastructure and utilities,
south/West Gippsland                                             including quality education and health facilities as well as
                                                                                                                                        hospitals located in the main centres;
South and West Gippsland offer a range of commercial,            bustling retail centres.                                           > All levels of educational facilities and with a range
social, cultural and environmental qualities. Surrounding                                                                               of courses offered at universities and a variety of
its larger centres of Warragul and Wonthaggi are a range                                                                                vocational institutions;
of investment opportunities, from rich farmland to thriving
                                                                 Why Invest in Gippsland?
                                                                 > Existing businesses offer a stable environment                   > Low establishment costs for commercial property; and
manufacturing and commercial enterprises.
                                                                     for potential investors;                                       > Affordable housing with community facilities.
A short freeway drive to Victoria’s capital Melbourne, the
western Gippsland region comprises urban landscapes,             > A labour force well suited to industries requiring
high quality farmland and industrial estates. The south is a         technical, engineering and agricultural expertise;
particularly dynamic tourist destination which boasts unique
marine and coastal parks that occupy most of the shoreline.
    A Thriving Economy

    Gippsland enjoys outstanding business potential supported        south/West Gippsland                                            east Gippsland
    by professional resources and employment opportunities for
                                                                     The western part of Gippsland is strongly linked to the         The natural advantages of East Gippsland have led to its
    a diverse range of industries.
                                                                     mining and utilities industries. The southern area is a major   reputation as a prosperous investment destination for
    The region benefits from a wealth of natural resources           dairy industry centre which is characterised by its farmgate    agriculture, timber production, horticulture, manufacturing,
    and its supply-rich coal and gas reserves provide most of        to manufacturer supply chain.                                   tourism, retail and service, commercial fishing and other
    Victoria’s energy requirements. Business, manufacturing and                                                                      marine industries.
                                                                     Underpinning Victoria’s potential as a leader in dairy
    logistics, telecommunications and social support networks
                                                                     innovation, Gippsland’s successful, competitive and             East Gippsland is home to some of Australia’s best-known
    are well established.
                                                                     sustainable dairy production continues to expand its            food brands and Victoria’s largest fishing port at Lakes
    Rich soil and reliable rainfall support established primary      capability through research and development.                    Entrance, where offshore and inshore fishing vessels are
    industries such as dairy, beef, wool, and timber. The region                                                                     protected by a safe harbour.
                                                                     Investment opportunities are particularly emerging in
    is also a significant contributor to Victoria’s fishing and
                                                                     intensive and organic food production, boosting its strong      As the region enjoys a naturally unique environment, tourism
    aquaculture industries. More recently, organic food and
                                                                     capability for agribusiness production and processing           continues to grow as a major economic driver, with services
    wine producers, hyrdroponic fruit and vegetable growers
                                                                     for export.                                                     such as retail centres, excellent accommodation and an
    and horticulturists continue to impact on the region’s already
                                                                                                                                     airport at Bairnsdale.
    vibrant economy.
                                                                     la trobe valley
    The region’s local governments provide a variety of services
    to attract and facilitate new investment, which is supported     As Victoria’s energy powerhouse, Gippsland has traditional
    by affordable commercial and industrial sites with excellent     strengths in energy generation and resource extraction and
    road, rail and energy infrastructure.                            vast oil, coal and natural gas reserves.

                                                                     The La Trobe Valley in central Gippsland has a growing
                                                                     population centre that produces the state’s innovative coal-
                                                                     derivative technology.

                                                                     Gippsland’s planning, mapping, consultation and high levels
                                                                     of investment in the exploration of clean coal and renewable
                                                                     energy technologies will provide the impetus to remain
                                                                     Australia’s centre for these technologies.

Major Industries in Gippsland

dairy                                                           Fishing & Aquaculture
Gippsland has a thriving dairy industry with more than          Commercial fishing has operated along the local waters in
2,500 licensed dairy farms. The main production areas are       Gippsland for many years. There are 1,431 square kilometres
in the west and south of the region, including 11 processing    of some of the largest and most extensive waterways in
plants and 2 research institutes at Maffra and Ellinbank.       Australia, stretching over 720 kilometres of the south-
                                                                eastern coastline of Victoria.
Gippsland has one of the highest concentrations of dairy
farming in Australia with strong performances in production,    Australia’s largest offshore fishing fleet is at Lakes Entrance,
research and development. Large investments in Gippsland’s      where the Gippsland Lakes meet the ocean through a man-
dairy manufacturing provide the capacity to supply growing      made entrance. The fleet targets various species of fish,
world markets.                                                  shark, scallops, prawns and crayfish for local, national and
                                                                international markets.
Dairy processing in the region produces milk powder, butter
and cheeses for both the export and domestic markets. Local     Due to its many protected waterways, Gippsland’s coastline
cheese companies flourish, some of which have received          provides an ideal development location for sea-based
international awards for their products. It is the leading      aquaculture. Aquaculture is conducted in a variety of formats
producer of organic dairy, accounting for approximately         according to the species being cultured, the characteristics
80 per cent of Australia’s certified organic milk production.   of the location’s natural resources and the application of
                                                                different technologies.
Several processing plants operate in the Gippsland dairy
sector, including Murray Goulburn Co-operative, Burra Foods     As an emerging industry, both freshwater and marine
(which has a specialty export-focused processing facility),     species are cultivated, including a short finned eel harvest
United Dairy Power (which operates a milk collection and        and grow out facility.
distribution facility), as well as Fonterra, Parmalat and
National Foods.                                       

     meat                                                                 timber
     There are around 12,900 beef producers in Victoria, many             Gippsland’s heritage in Mountain Ash Forests of the
     of them located in Gippsland. In 2009, Victorian fresh,              Central Highlands supports a well-established timber
     chilled and frozen beef and veal exports were valued at              processingindustry. The development of timber plantations
     approximately $734 million.                                          has been identified as a major opportunity in the region, with
                                                                          some land previously cleared for agriculture now proving to
     Beef production in the Gippsland region represents around            be suited to forestry plantations.
     27 per cent of Victoria’s beef industry. Gippsland’s climate,
     soils and reliable rainfall are ideal for finishing cattle for the   The region is home to several timber mills, pine mills and
     domestic or export market.                                           processing plants that are serviced by an efficient transport
                                                                          and logistics system.
     Australia’s Premium Grass Fed Beef comes from South
     Gippsland, providing a competitive advantage over some of            Gippsland produces versatile hardwood timber for domestic
     the predominantly feedlotting states within Australia. As            and international use and with local companies exporting
     an ideal region to establish a commercial operation, local           these products to a number of international markets. The
     regional livestock exchanges, saleyards and abattoirs are            Gippsland timber industry produces furniture grade timber,
     locally situated as part of this sector’s supply chain.              offering excellent potential in furniture manufacturing and
                                                                          the building supply chain.
     South Gippsland boasts Victoria’s largest and the nation’s
     third largest export bullock market at Koonwarra. The                The availability of this high quality timber has created
     Koonwarra centre attracts cattle farmers from all over               investment opportunities for value-added industry through
     Gippsland, including stock from the mountain cattlemen               specialised grading, milling, drying, laminating and machine
     of Victoria’s famed “High Country”.                                  processing. Products manufactured from Gippsland timber
                                                                          range from paper, furniture, laminated veneers
                                                                           and fibreboard.

Agribusiness/Horticulture                                         manufacturing                                                   energy – electricity, oil and Gas
Gippsland provides an ideal supply base to service the            The Gippsland manufacturing and value-adding sector has         One of the largest brown coal deposits in the world has
emerging Asian food market. Its clean environment,                shown steady growth over the past decade. It encompasses        historically driven the development of the electricity industry
temperate climate and good supply of water provide                a diversity of international, national and regional             in the Latrobe Valley region of Gippsland.
excellent advantages for its horticultural industries. With the   manufacturers with distinct export focus.
world demanding clean, fresh food, Gippsland is well placed                                                                       The majority of Victoria’s electricity requirements are
to market its horticultural products to the global community.     Key contributing factors to this industry’s success include     supplied by brown coal generators, and at current production
                                                                  the availability of a stable, diverse and skilled workforce,    rates, there are adequate brown coal reserves to satisfy
Vegetables (including Asian varieties), a range of fruit,         relatively low industrial land costs and the proximity of raw   Victoria’s demand for several hundred years. Other electricity
herbs and hydroponics are all providing access to growing         materials. Industrial zoned land is plentiful and land costs    supply comes from gas-fired generators and renewable
markets and niche opportunities. For instance, ideal growing      are considerably lower than those in the major cities or        energy sources including hydro-electric, wind power, solar
conditions have made Gippsland Australia’s largest export         equivalent outer metropolitan industrial zones.                 and biomass.
grower of snowpeas.
                                                                  The proximity of raw materials to processing facilities         The overwhelming majority of Research and Development
As Australia’s leading organic producing state, Victoria has      is a main factor in the success of major manufacturing          (R&D) into Victoria’s major energy resource has been
22 per cent of the country’s certified producers, representing    businesses, many of which also benefit from being located       towards power generation and, in recent years, efficient
a broad range of products that include fruit, vegetables,         on major highway routes.                                        water removal technologies.
nuts, meat (beef, lamb, pork and poultry), wine grapes
and grain.                                                        Being a coastal region, Gippsland possesses a well-             The oil and gas sector is a significant contributor to the
                                                                  established marine industry. Significant boat manufacturing     prosperity of the region. Demand for natural gas has
Successful food providers and growers are part of a network       and the mechanical, electronic, engineering and technical       increased over the past decade, which has created large
of businesses operating in the region. These companies            services associated with the nautical industry (commercial      benefits to the local economies.
leverage from their shared infrastructure thereby delivering      and recreational) are located in Paynesville and Lakes
to their specific needs.                                          Entrance.                                                       Esso/BHP Billiton operates the Bass Strait fields (70 per
                                                                                                                                  cent offshore) for exploration with associated infrastructure                                                With the steady growth of the forestry, mining and              in Gippsland. The majority of the Victoria’s natural gas
                                                                  telecommunications industries, the need for a consistent        comes from these fields which covers an area of more than
                                                                  supply of parts, products and services is increasing.           46,000 square kms.

     Leaders in Innovation, Research and Development

     The Gippsland Region’s focus on innovation has provided          latrobe valley Post Combustion                                    GHd
     many examples of research and development initiatives.
                                                                      Capture Project                                                   GHD is a one of the world’s leading engineering and
     A number of research and development institutions already
                                                                      The Energy Technology Innovation Strategy (ETIS) initiative       environmental consulting companies. It offers professional
     operate in the region, supporting a range of local industries.
                                                                      combines the support of the Victorian government and the          services in the markets of engineering, architecture and
                                                                      region’s two largest power companies. ETIS was established        defence, geotechnical, energy, telecommunications,
     the Gippsland Regional Automation                                so that research to develop prospective technologies for          transport, mining, water, transportation, environment,
     Centre (GRACe) (at monash University,                            the post combustion capture of carbon dioxide could               property and buildings.
     Gippsland)                                                       be undertaken.
                                                                                                                                        With around 80 employees in Gippsland, GHD offers local
     GRACe was established at the Monash University Research          The on-going project aims to:                                     knowledge and experience on skills and resources from over
     Centre in Gippsland to undertake a major research project                                                                          700 staff in the rest of Victoria. GHD employ creativity and
     for the automation of fresh fish sorting.                        > Identify cost-effective options of CO2 emissions in local       knowledge by generating, collaborating and acting on ideas
                                                                          brown coal fired power stations;                              and innovation through the services of engineers, architects,
     Partnering with local businesses, they have successfully                                                                           scientists and economists.
     designed and constructed facility in conjunction with            > Focus on post combustion capture of CO2;
     specialist engineering support in the area of automation.        > Determine the effects of separation technologies; and           For instance, GHD have collaborated on the development
                                                                                                                                        of a sun tracking shading system which moves around
     Catches have been manually sorted by local Gippsland             > Provide technological and economic assessment.                  on tracks to reduce energy consumption such as air-
     workers and exported to Asia. Automatic fish sorting has                                                                           conditioning and lighting use in tall buildings. The system
                                                                      This initiative is an important step on the road to large scale
     significantly increased the capacity of this process and                                                                           is powered by voltaic panels that direct excess energy back
                                                                      abatement of greenhouse gases by carbon dioxide capture
     provides labour cost savings. This market demands a high                                                                           into the energy grid. GHD is recognised for its commitment
                                                                      and storage.
     quality product and GRACe is working with Lakes Entrance                                                                           to innovation and sustainable development.
     Fishermen’s Co-Operative to research further automation
     options, thus ensuring business remains competitive.                                                                     

     The Monash University Research Centre and precinct in
     Gippsland is dedicated to the advancement of regional
     industry for the economic sustainability and wellbeing of
     its communities.

Gippsland Water Factory (GWF)
The Gippsland Water Factory is the first of its kind in
Australia, highlighting Gippsland’s commitment as a leader
in innovation.

This project addresses the odour created by the open
channel section of the Regional Outfall Sewer. The system
treats up to 35 million litres of domestic and industrial water
daily, creating around 8 million litres of recycled water.

The system is a wastewater treatment infrastructure that
produces recycled water not only to Gippsland’s Maryvale
Pulp and Paper Mill, but also to 15,000 local homes and
businesses. GWF’s treatment involves groundbreaking
technology, combining a processing system which effectively
treats wastewater.

The GWF has provided a solution to a serious local
environment issue with added benefits. Above all, GWF is
one of the many initiatives helping to secure the region’s
water supply and supporting future economic growth in

     Expertise through Clusters

     Clusters are geographic concentrations of similar, related      Food Growing & Processing Cluster,
     or complementary businesses with active channels for
                                                                     east Gippsland
     transactions, communications and dialogue that share
     specialised infrastructure, labour markets and services.        The aim of this cluster is to build strategic alliances
                                                                     between local industry and associated organisations around
     The Victorian Government’s Regional Innovation Clusters         a ‘paddock to plate’ supply chain for a sustainable future.
     Program (RICP) was developed to strengthen innovation,          Geographically, the East Gippsland food sector offers an
     encourage better business partnerships and stimulate new        excellent opportunity to extend investment, productivity
     economic business investment, productivity and competitive      and competitive capabilities into the area of value-added
     advantage in rural and regional Victoria.                       production.

                                                                     Strategic approaches for building a long-term future for food
     Aviation and Aerospace Cluster                                  growing and processing include:
     The main objective of the Aviation and Aerospace Cluster
     is to facilitate commercialisation of opportunities in the      > Prioritising commercial project ideas;
     aviation and aerospace industry. The cluster supports the       > Identify through market research potential outcomes
     creation and commercialisation of ideas and knowledge               for projects;
     to boost sector development and coordinate a regional
     business response to emerging opportunities for its             > Recognise potential stakeholders;
     members.                                                        > Identify potential cluster members with the intention
                                                                         of broadening its membership base;
     The cluster aims to provide the industry with a mechanism
     to inform industry authorities in the areas of education,       > Refine cluster operation plans to reflect stakeholder
     skill requirements, innovation, research and development,           needs;
     funding, partnerships and joint venture opportunities.
                                                                     > Develop the best business case to seek appropriate
     The intention is to utilise a collective industry voice to          research and development, revenue streams and
     improve training and education activities such as charter,          viability of projects.
     training, agricultural and aerial work, community and private
     flights throughout Australia.

     The core cluster members include aero service-related
     industries, educational institutes and aero engine

A Location of Choice

Australian Paper (nippon Paper Group)
Australian Paper located in Gippsland’s Maryvale region, markets                   La Trobe Valley
over 2,000 grades of paper used everyday in Australian homes                       Australian Paper (Nippon)
and businesses.                                                                    Flavorite Tomatoes
                                                                                   Carter Holt Harvey
The Maryvale Mill in central Gippsland is Australia’s largest                      GHD Consultants
                                                                                   Loy Yang Power Station
integrated paper-making and packaging paper complex, producing                     Hazelwood Power
more than 500,000 tonnes of paper every year. It produces recycled                 Hancock Timber                                   East Gippsland
fibre brown packaging papers, white and brown bags, white and                      Gippsland Aeronautics
tinted copy paper, envelopes, security papers and printing grade
papers. Key brands manufactured at Maryvale include Reflex,
Australian Recycled, Brilliant, Optix, Tudor and Olympic.

In 2008, Australian Paper’s commitment to sustainable practices
                                                                                                   Baw Baw
saw the commissioning of a chlorine-free bleaching plant and
upgrade to its pulping operations. The project has cut emissions
of sulphur oxide by 80 per cent, ensuring maximum efficiency.                                                  Latrobe           Eastern Gippsland Region
The Maryvale Mill recycles large amounts of water, using waste                        Bass                                       Esso/BHP Billiton
products as efficient energy sources, which ultimately assist its                                 South                          K & C Fisheries
                                                                                      Coast                                      Murray Goulburn Cooperative
environmental performance.                                                                      Gippsland                        Sale RAAF Base Training
                                                                                                                                 Patties Foods                                                                                                    Lakes Entrance Fishing Cooperative

                                                                     South & West Gippsland Region

                                                                     Burra Foods
                                                                     Bluescope Steel
                                                                     Koonwarra VLE (Meat)
                                                                     Poowong Abattoir
                                                                     United Dairy
                                                                     Murray Goulburn Cooperative
                                                                     Select Harvest
                                                                     Radford Meats

     Flavorite                                                       Patties Foods
     Flavorite Tomatoes has the reputation of revolutionising the    Patties Foods is Australia’s largest manufacturer of savoury
     tomato business in Australia, taking a small cottage industry   pies and products, located in Bairnsdale, East Gippsland. The
     to a major supermarket category.                                company is a success story, growing from a local bakery into
                                                                     a leading Australian manufacturer, supplier and marketer of
     Flavorite tomatoes are all grown hydroponically –               branded frozen savoury and dessert food products.
     under cover in plastic greenhouses and glasshouses.
     Flavorite focuses on developing and delivering systems          The company has more than 50 per cent of the retail frozen
     for sustainable agriculture and is strongly biased towards      savoury food market and around 20 per cent of the frozen
     biological growing with a bio-control approach. Bio-control     dessert market. Patties are well-supported by substantial
     has become a globally popular tool for integrated pest          investment, underpinned by a commitment to ongoing
     management, using effective but environmentally-friendly        capital expenditure and an innovative approach to
     control.                                                        global expansion.

     Flavorite’s investment in adapting greenhouse technology        Patties makes processed food products under the iconic
     and the latest growing techniques places them firmly at the     Australian brands of Four’N Twenty, Herbert Adams, Patties
     forefront of growers worldwide. Together with the use of        (using 100 per cent local Australian beef), and Nanna’s,
     refined automatic computer technology to control irrigation,    Creative Gourmet and Chefs Pride (using Australian fruit).
     Flavorite has attained a world-class standard level of
     production.                                                     Patties employs over 500 workers in the region and supplies
                                                                     national supermarket, retail and food services chains. More
     Flavorite began exporting its range to Singapore in 2005, and   recently, Patties have moved into the export market, namely
     exports have extended into Hong Kong and the Middle East.       the USA, New Zealand and the Middle East.                                  

Gippsland Aeronautics                                           Burra Foods
(mahindra & mahindra)                                           Burra Foods is an Australian-owned dairy product
Gippsland Aeronautics, based at the Latrobe Regional            manufacturer located in one of the most suitable and cost-
Airport in Gippsland, is a leader in Australia’s emerging       effective dairy locations in the world. Consequently, milk
aircraft manufacturing industry. It has exported more than      products from this region are in high demand.
200 certified world-class quality aircraft to 34 countries.
                                                                Burra Food’s product range includes a range of cheeses,
Gippsland Aeronautics have researched, developed, tested        fresh milk powders and concentrates, skim products, food
and certified its two main products, the efficient and          preparation blends such as fat blends as well as cream
successful GA200 aerial application aircraft and the            and ice-cream.
GA8Airvan, a utility transport aircraft. Both types have been
                                                                Burra Foods exports bulk products with special requirements
designed to meet particular market needs.
                                                                to international markets, suppling many of the world’s
As the demand for increased aircraft safety standards has       leading dairy and food manufacturers. They export to
grown, Gippsland Aeronautics have developed and designed        the Middle East, Europe and Asia, and have a branch office
solutions which have taken light aircraft to a new level. The   in Tokyo.
company was the first to develop and certify a seat system
                                                                Burra Foods have recently invested in a significant factory
to new crashworthiness standards. While other compliant
                                                                upgrade to accommodate its growing specialised milk
seats are now on the market, Gippsland Aeronautic’s seats
                                                                powder export demand. All products are produced in line
remain the lightest and cheapest on the world-wide market.
                                                                with audited HACCP procedures.
Gippsland Aeronautics has become a substantial employer
of local skilled workers and conducts an apprenticeship

     Carter Holt Harvey                                             Radford meats                                                    loy Yang A & B
     Carter Holt Harvey (CHH) is Australia’s most comprehensive     Radford Meats is a meat processing manufacturer with over        Loy Yang Power owns and operates the 2,200 megawatt
     wood manufacturing, distribution and sales business.           60 years experience based in central Gippsland. They offer a     Loy Yang Power Station and the adjacent coal mine in the
     They have been at the forefront of innovation in the timber    comprehensive beef and sheep meat supply chain, providing        heart of the La Trobe Valley, Gippsland. It covers an area of
     industry for over a century.                                   'paddock to pack' processing.                                    about 6,000 hectares and employs over 550 workers.

     CHH employs over 300 workers across two softwood               This experience underpins its sound expertise in livestock       As Australia’s largest open cut coal mine, Loy Yang
     processing facilities in the Gippsland region (at Yarram       assessment and qualifications in both wholesale and retail       supplies approximately one third of Victoria’s electricity
     and Morwell). They produce particleboard, mouldings,           butchering. Over the years they have constantly been at          needs or more than 8 per cent of total generation of
     flooring plywood as well as treated and untreated              the forefront of innovation in the Victorian meat sector, the    south-east Australia.
     decorative wood products. The timber used in their products    most recent being their response to the worldwide issue of
     is sourced from sustainably-managed plantation forests         climate change.                                                  The open cut mine excavates approximately 30 million
     – a renewable resource.                                                                                                         tonnes of brown coal each year. These high production
                                                                    Radfords have recently upgraded their water supply system        levels and commitment to international best practice is
     CHH’s commitment to maximising the benefits of its forests     with ultrafiltration technology – a red meat industry first.     complemented by a comprehensive safety program and
     and excellent energy footprint, is a market success story.     The system recycles up to 90 per cent of the water used          environmental management system.
     CHH services both the domestic and international export        and even captures defrost water back into the system, so
     markets and not only has a strong domestic position but also   improving the energy efficiency of the cooling towers.           Loy Yang Power is a key stakeholder in the sustainable
     exports to Japan, the Middle East and South East Asia.                                                                          utilisation of these resources, contributing to research and
                                                                    Radford’s are leaders in processing, quality assurance,          development so that new technologies are available for the                                     logistics and sales. They have recently obtained export          enhancement of this energy source into the future.
                                                                    registration (and Halal accreditation), allowing them to enter
                                                                    overseas markets for specific by-products.             


Connecting Gippsland

Much of Gippsland is between one to three hours drive           Air                                                               Ports
from Melbourne’s CBD. The region is well serviced by
                                                                An aviation Business Park at Gippsland’s La Trobe Airport         Gippsland has 5 main ports which service fishing,
intercity trains with a network of connecting buses, whilst
                                                                at Morwell has been developed to house aviation-related           commercial vessels and recreational boating. The Port of
Gippsland’s Latrobe Regional Airport has intra and interstate
                                                                industries.                                                       Hastings is a working commercial port which serves major
passenger services.
                                                                                                                                  international and domestic shipping movements, including
                                                                The new airpark employs around 150 workers and provides           shipments of oil, LPG, ULP and steel. The Port has a number
Road & Rail                                                     direct access to the airfield. It is helping to expand existing   of commercial jetties and wharves, ferry services and
                                                                businesses and establish new aviation businesses, improve         harbour berths.
Rail and road connections across the region have
                                                                passenger services and emergency responses through more
been significantly upgraded in recent years including
                                                                efficient services.                                               Gippsland is also within easy road and rail access to the Port
improvements to the regional arterial road network, and
                                                                                                                                  of Melbourne, the Southern Hemisphere’s busiest container
upgrade of the South Gippsland Highway between Sale
                                                                                                                                  port, servicing export markets with fast refrigerated
and Longford. It has strong transport links into the major
population centres and parts. Transport links include:
                                                                MAP 4
> Excellent multi-lane highway roads to Victoria’s
    capital, Melbourne;
> Road transport to the New South Wales ports
> Broad gauge rail to major centres; and
> Logistics precincts located to heavy industry parks.
The South Gippsland Highway directly connects with
Melbourne’s City Link freeway network offering excellent
access into and across Melbourne. There is rolling
program to progressively improve this access and open
up further routes.

     Education & Training

     The Gippsland region offers a broad range of education and         monash University                                                 Chisholm tAFe
     training opportunities for learning and skill development to
                                                                        Monash University Gippsland campus has developed into a           Located at Wonthaggi, South Gippsland, Chisholm offers a
     meet industry requirements.
                                                                        complete tertiary education provider, with local, national and    range of vocational, technical and recreational short courses
     Gippsland’s skilled workforce complements its diversified          international appeal. With over 4,500 enrolled students (almost   as well as industry workplace training tailored to employer
     economy. The largest percentage of the workforce is involved       60,000 worldwide), it offers a comprehensive range of faculties   requirements. Increasingly students come to Chisholm after
     in agriculture, energy and resources, fishing, business,           with courses in the areas of:                                     completing a tertiary degree to gain skills in demand within
     manufacturing and health services.                                                                                                   the workplace.
                                                                        > Applied Sciences and Engineering

     Gippsland education Precinct                                       > Art & Design                                                    east Gippsland tAFe
     The Gippsland Education Precinct is a multi-sectoral institution   > Arts                                                            Located at Bairnsdale, Lakes Entrance and Sale, East Gippsland
     formed by a partnership of major providers of education,                                                                             TAFE offers a comprehensive range of study options across
                                                                        > Business & Economics
     training and employment for young people in the region.                                                                              a diverse range of industries. Their focus is on supporting
     The GEP partners are:                                              > Information Technology                                          students to achieve positive employment outcomes through
                                                                        > Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences                             practical ‘job ready skills’ training that meet business and
     > Monash University                                                                                                                  industry standards. In addition, the region has additional
                                                                                                                                          campuses to accommodate specialised areas:
     > Kurnai College                                                   tAFe Colleges (technical and Further
     > Apprenticeship Group Australia                                   education)                                                        > Bairnsdale – Flexible Learning Centre, South East
                                                                                                                                              Australia Training Services & Trade Centre;
     > GippsTAFE                                                        TAFE colleges are committed to the vocational education
                                                                        and training needs of the community, business and industry.       > Lakes Entrance - Forestech, South East Australian
     > Latrobe City                                                     Courses are specifically designed to ensure students are ready        Maritime Education Centre;
     The precinct is located on the Monash University Gippsland         for employment or new careers, offering relevant programs and
                                                                                                                                          > Sale – Farm Tech Education Centre; Gippsland Group
     Campus at Churchill and comprises up to date teaching              services to the diversity of industry in each region.
                                                                                                                                              Training (carer training) South East Australia Training
     facilities and technology with all providers co-located on                                                                               Services – SEATS; Energy Training Centre Skills Stores;
     the site.                                                          GippstAFe                                                             and
                                                                        The Gippsland network operates out of Morwell,                    > TAFE Outreach Services in Buchan, Heyfield,
                                                                        Newborough, Yallourn, Warragul & Leongatha. With an                   Mallacoota, Swifts Creek, Yarram and Orbost.
                                                                        enrolment of 13,000 students, GippsTAFE offers a variety of
                                                                        courses including administration, building, conservation, event
                                                                        management, engineering, information technology, horticulture
                                                                        and telecommunications.

Courses at tAFe facilities include:                                 MAP 5
> Aeroskills
> Automotive
> Engineering
> Agriculture & Horticulture
> Aquaculture
> Financial Services
> Real Estate
> Business & Management
> Information Technology
> Conservation & Land Management
> Equine Studies
> Forestry
> Maritime                                                                                         GIPPSLAND
> Health Services
> Transport & Logistics
> Visual Arts & Multimedia.
In addition, RMIT University has recently established the
Aquaculture Research facility to complement to the existing South
East Australian Maritime Education Centre at Lakes Entrance.
                                                                    Source: Skills Victoria 2011

     A Great Place to Live, Work and Invest

     Gippsland offers a variety of natural attractions with        Residential Real estate                                        The region offers residential or low-density residential
     rainforests, a vast coastline with spectacular beaches,                                                                      blocks within the towns and rural properties of around two
     breathtaking high country, rivers and lakes, snowfields and   Buying a home in Provincial Victoria’s Gippsland is an         hectares and larger, with or without a house outside town
     wilderness areas for every imaginable form of recreation      affordable proposition. The average price of a three-bedroom   boundaries. Areas of East Gippsland are experiencing record
     and relaxation.                                               home within walking distance of schools and amenities          levels of residential building activity.
                                                                   range between $150,000 and $400,000, relative to proximity.
     Freeways, road and rail networks and world-class              An executive home in a prestigious residential area would
     communication is complemented by shopping and                 cost from $200,000 upwards.
     entertainment centres, as well as many of Australia’s best
     wineries, organic farms and fishing ports. Clean air, clean
     water and clean food are an enviable attraction.
                                                                    to Buy
     With a stable and enduring economy supported by world-         Location                        House       Unit                Rent            Distance
     class infrastructure and competitive cost base, the service    South Gippsland                 $277,000    $200,000            290            Melb to Wonthaggi 135kms 1h 45m
     sector has become the dominant provider of jobs. Gippsland
                                                                    Warragul                        $400,000    $280,000            220            Melb to Warragul 105kms 1h 10m
     enjoys an excellent network of health services, including
     15 hospitals, pharmacies, a range of community services,       Latrobe Valley                  $187,000    $127,000            150            Melb to Traralgon 165kms 2h
     as well as alternative health practitioners.                   Sale                            $215,000    $205,000            220            Melb to Sale 215kms 2h 50m
                                                                    East Gippsland                  $165,000    $139,000            220            Melb to Bairnsdale 280kms 3h 40m
     Gippsland has a number of town centres which are
     within close proximity to many of the region’s spectacular
     natural attractions.
                                                                   Note: Prices subject to change


Commercial Real estate                                         south/West Gippsland
                                                               There is a selection of industrial estates located throughout
east Gippsland                                                 this rich farming land which includes Korumburra, Leongatha
There are a number of options for locating a manufacturing     and Wonthaggi. With proximity to Melbourne, it is expected
investment in East Gippsland. Land prices range of             that prices are higher than in the other areas of Gippsland.
AUD $30 – $50 per square metre and sites adjoin road
and rail networks with direct links. The Bairnsdale, Sale      For example, for 300 square metres, land sale is around
and Rosedale sites adjoin road and rail networks with          $350,000 in Leongatha, while up to AUD$1.5 million in
connections all over Victoria.                                 Warragul for 1000 square metres for a factory/warehouse
                                                               site, depending on location.
la trobe valley                                                Note: Prices subject to fluctuation.
The towns of Churchill, Moe, Morwell and Traralgon all
offer industrial zoned 1 land for sale and lease. Warehouse
premises are fully serviced to power, sewer, water, drainage
and natural gas.

Lot sizes at 2,000 square metres range from $160,000 to
$190,000 for sale in Moe, while in Traralgon up to $515,000
for a similar site.

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                                                                                                              Victoria’s economy will continue to grow through efficient              Road, Rail and Ports
                                                                                                              and effective transport links that connect people to jobs and
                                                                                                                                                                                      Victoria is a compact state with a world-class system of
                                                                                                              goods to market. The Victorian freight and logistics industry                                                                                   Werribee
                                                                                                                                                                                      major road and rail networks, connecting regional centres to
             MAP 6                                                                                            current employs more than 334,000 people and contributes
                                                                                                                                                                                      Melbourne and the rest of Australia (See Map 6). Regional
                                                                                                              14.7 per cent to Gross State Product.                                                                                                     es
                                                                                                                                                                                      access by road and rail to the Port of Melbourne, Australia’sY W
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                                                                                                                                                                                      The efficient movement of freight on Victoria’s road, rail and
                                   Ouyen                     Kulwin          Piangil           Moulamein                                                                              port systems is essential for the State’s continued economic
                                                                                                                                                                                      growth. As regional centres and Melbourne’s fringe areas
     Pinnaroo                                                                        Swan Hill                                                                                        continue to grow Victoria’s roads are able to manage large
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Victoria – Nationally and Internationally Connected

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                          London                       Frankfurt

                                                                   Istanbul                                            Beijing                                                 Chicago
                          Milan                      Rome                                                                                                                                         New York
                                            Madrid             Athens                                                                      Tokyo
                                                                                                                                Shanghai                       Los Angeles

                                                                                     Abu Dhabi
                                                                                                             Guangzhou               Hong Kong
                                                                                   Dubai   Mumbai                                                                                                 Havana
                                                                                    Doha                                                   Manila
                                                                                                                                Ho Chi Minh
                                                                                                                          Kuala Lumpur

                                                                          Nairobi                             Singapore


                                                                       Mauritius                                                                                        Fiji
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Rio de Janeiro

                                                                                                                                                                               Palmerston North


melbourne Airport, victoria                                        Melbourne airport is the gateway to southern Australia,                               More than 24.2 million passengers pass through Melbourne
                                                                   with around 500 international flights operating every week                            airport each year with more than 55,000 every day. As
Victoria’s main airport in Melbourne is the major gateway to
                                                                   to and from major destinations. Carriers such as Qantas,                              Australia’s top hub for quality and passenger service, it is a
domestic, interstate and international locations. Melbourne
                                                                   Emirates, Etihad, Singapore, Malaysian, Thai, Cathay Pacific,                         24-hour single terminal precinct with full services on offer.
Airport has the ability to operate international flights 24
                                                                   JAL, British Airways and United Airlines all operate direct
hours, 7 days a week. This is an advantage over other large                                                                                              Melbourne Airport is strategically located 20 kms north
                                                                   international flights. There are also six domestic carriers
Australian airports such as Sydney, which are bound by a                                                                                                 west of Melbourne’s CBD and 1 to 3 hours from most major
                                                                   offering more than 390 flights every day from major cities
noise curfew. This means that short business trips to Asia                                                                                               centres in regional Victoria.
                                                                   and regional areas around Australia.
are possible without having to stay overnight.

     World class connectivity

     Broadband                                                    Gippsland
     Companies based in Melbourne and Victoria’s regional         Internet access (ADSL) is available throughout most of
     centres can access world-class connectivity to the rest of   the region, and digital mobile telephone coverage is
     Australia and the world.                                     accessible within the region’s main commercial areas
                                                                  and transport corridors.
     Victoria has the most extensive broadband coverage of
     any Australian state with 92.9 per cent of the population    With Victoria’s population density increasing, the
     having access to ADSL, cable and fixed wireless broadband    Government’s strategic investments in a regional fibre optic
     from a number of competitive suppliers.                      backbone infrastructure current under way, will enable
                                                                  faster and more extensive coverage of the NBN fibre optic
     Victoria also has an extensive fibre optic broadband         network. The Government commissioned detailed research
     infrastructure to support firms that require ultra high      of Victoria’s household and business demand for high
     broadband speeds. For example, the Victorian Government      speed broadband which showed that the NBN can achieve
     has connected all state schools, police stations and         high take-up rates in regional Victoria.
     Government offices throughout the State to high speed
     fibre optic broadband services.                              Local and global organisations investing in Gippsland
                                                                  can be assured that the region’s telecommunications
     Victoria also has an advanced mobile broadband services      infrastructure is reliable and efficient.
     market with several competitive 3G mobile networks
     in operation. The most extensive, Telstra’s Next G™
     network, covers 98.8 per cent of Victoria’s population
     and delivers wireless broadband at speeds up to
     40 megabits per-second.

Victorian Government

the department of Business and                             Invest victoria
Innovation (dBI)                                           Invest Victoria is the Victorian Government’s investment
DBI is Victoria’s lead economic, business and innovation   promotion agency, with offices in 13 locations around
agency. The State’s ability to participate effectively     the world. It provides free professional advice and
in the global economy depends significantly on the         confidential services to connect investors with an extensive
skills, knowledge and innovation of Victorians, and our    network of contacts to create opportunities and ensure
efficiency and effectiveness in supporting a competitive   business success.
business environment.
                                                           Invest Victoria’s business development representatives work
The key challenge for DBI is to continue to develop        with businesses to develop solutions that meet individual
and promote policies and actions that increase             company needs to ensure a secure and profitable business
productivity and participation in a manner which           future in Victoria. In addition to information about local
supports sustainable growth.                               market conditions, grants, support programs and suitable
                                                           local suppliers, Invest Victoria can help businesses identify
DBI aims to help grow Victoria’s diverse and vibrant       available sites and assist with infrastructure approvals.
economy by supporting pro-business policies, programs
and the development of innovative industries.

  If you are an international company seeking more information about investing in Victoria, Invest
  Victoria, part of the State Government of Victoria, can provide free, tailored confidential advice.
  Find out more at

     For further information

     1. department of Business and Innovation:   3. local Government Websites:      4. Useful Websites:
        Trade and Industry Investment               Bass Coast Shire                   Austrade
        Melbourne Office:                            The Australian trade Commission (Federal Government
        Level 33, 121 Exhibition Street,            Baw Baw Shire                      agency) that helps Australian companies in overseas
        Melbourne, Victoria 3000                   business and developing international markets.
        Tel: +613 9651 9999                         East Gippsland Shire     
        Web:             The Research Division of Food & Nutritional Sciences
        Regional Business office:                   La Trobe Shire                     (CSIRO)
        Traralgon                                      CSIRO assists in every stage of the food processing
        33 Breed Street                             South Gippsland                    value chain, from concept through formulation and
        Tel: +613 5174 9233                     processing, pilot production, packaging, shelf-life
        Fax: +613 5174 7845                         Wellington Shire                   assessment and scale-up to full production.
     2. Invest victoria:

5. overseas representatives -        Japan & Korea                          Kuala lumpur
   Government of victoria:           Prue Holstein                          Tim Dillon
                                     Commissioner for Victoria              Commissioner for Victoria
United Kingdom
                                     Tel: 0011-81-3-3519 3371               Regional Business Office, SEA
Sally Capp                           Fax: 0015-81-3-3519 3375               Suite 23.1,Level 23 Menara IMC
Agent-General                        Mobile: 0011 81 90 4004 5397           8 Jalan Sultan Ismail
Victoria House                                                              50250 Kuala Lumpur
Melbourne Place, The Strand          Joe Gayton
London WC2B 4LG                      Manager – Export Development
                                                                            Tel: +603 2055 1502
United Kingdom                       Victorian Government Business Office
                                                                            Fax: +603 2055 1489
Tel: +44207-836 2656 (Office)        Tel: +81-3-3519 3374
                                                                            Mobile: +6012 538 0085
Tel: +44207 836 2774 (Private)       Fax: +81-3-3519 3375
Fax: +44207-240 6025                 Mob: +81 90 4711 0174
Tel/Fax (ah): + 44207-589 7892       Level 13                               China, shanghai
Mobile: + 44-7768-805-549            Fukoku Seimei Building                 Patrick Stringer
Email:      2-2-2 Uchisaiwai-cho, Chiyoda-ku       Commissioner for Victoria
                                     Tokyo 100-0011                         Suite 308, Shanghai Centre
Germany                              Japan                                  1376 Nanjing West Road
André Haermeyer                      Email:         Shanghai 200040
Commissioner for Victoria                                                   China
Eschenheimer Anlage 26                                                      Tel: +86 21 6279 8681
60318 Frankfurt am Main                                                     Fax: +86 21 6279 8575
Germany                                                                     Mobile: +86 137 889 722 48
Tel: +49-69-668 074-0                                                       Email:
Fax: +49-69-668 074-66
Mobile: +49 15 112 340 275

     Hong Kong                           India, Bangalore                        United Arab emirates
     Jasmine Lu                          Geoffrey Conaghan                       John Butler
     Investment Manager                  Commissioner for Victoria               Commissioner for Victoria
     2108 Harbour Centre                 Tel: +91 80 41227560                    Tel: +971 4 321 2600
     25 Harbour Road                     Fax: +91 80 41227569                    Fax: +971 4 321 2700
     Wanchai                             Mobile: +91 984557 7330                 Mobile: +971 506 003 392
     Hong Kong
                                         Gopi Shankar                            Kassem Younes
     Tel: +852-2587 1133
                                         Investment Manager                      Regional Commercial Manager
     Fax: + 52-2802 9675
                                         Tel: +91 (80) 4122 7560                 Tel: +971 4 3212600
     Mobile: +852-9616 2603
                                         Fax: +91 (80) 4122 7569                 Fax: +971 4 3212700
                                         Level 1 ‘Pride Elite’ Building          Mobile: +971 50 6524676
     nanjing                             No 10, Museum Road                      Email:
     Sandy Gu                            Bangalore - 560 001                     Office 111, 1st Floor, Emarat Atrium
     Investment Manager                  India                                   Sheikh Zayed Road
     Room 1164 World Trade Centre        Email:   (opposite new DNATA building)
     Jinling Hotel                                                               PO Box 58004
     2 Hanzhong Road                                                             Dubai, United Arab Emirates
     Nanjing 210005                                                              Email:
     Tel: +8625 84701 231
     Fax: +8625 84709 821

UsA                                     new York
san Francisco                           Simon Guttman
Victor Perton                           Investment Manager
Commissioner for Victoria               C/- Australian Consulate
575 Market Street, Suite 2080           150 E. 42nd Street, 34th Floor
San Francisco CA 94105                  New York, NY 10017
Tel: +1 415 856 0552                    Tel: +1 212 687 0934
Fax: +1 415 856 0517                    Fax: +1 212 687 2187
Mobile: +1 415 695 4694                 Mobile: +1 (646) 321 4384
Email:   Email:

Scott Adlington
Investment Manager
123 N Wacker Drive, Suite 1470
Chicago IL 60606
Tel: +1 312 332 0862
Fax: +1 312 332 0863
Tel: (ah) +1 773 929 9957
Mobile: +1 312 543 2379

For further information or assistance, contact
your Victorian Government Business Office.
Invest Victoria
Department of Business and Innovation
121 Exhibition Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000

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