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Latrobe City Aerospace Precinct

Council to establish ‘Latrobe City Aerospace Precinct’ dedicated to attracting aviation and aerospace businesses.

Competitive advantages:

  • A Regional Airport with established high quality airport infrastructure.
  • Large scale, appropriately zoned, fully serviced land.
  • Site is shovel ready with all zoning in place and efficient development approval process.
  • Close access to the Princes Highway (M1); 40 mins by air to Melbourne, 150kms east of Melbourne, 45 mins by road to the RAAF Base at East Sale.
  • Dedicated Council backing to support the growth of the Airport.
  • Co-locate and collaborate with a successful aviation manufacturing business and access a workforce with strong aviation and manufacturing skills.
  • Potential for competitive lease arrangements for potential investors, reducing capital expenditure for start-up.

Investment opportunity: Airfield Road, Morwell

The Latrobe City Council has established an Aerospace Precinct at its Latrobe Regional Airport, which is located 150km east of Melbourne in the heart of Gippsland.

The “Latrobe City Aerospace Precinct” builds on manufacturing capability already at the airport with Mahindra Aerospace, the manufacturer of the only Australian built commercial aircraft.

Thriving in Latrobe - Mahindra Aerospace

The Latrobe Regional Airport is home to Mahindra Aerospace, manufacturer of the only Australian built commercial aircraft. Mahindra Aerospace, formerly Gippsland Aeronautics, was established in 1977 as an aircraft maintenance and modification business working for large organisations such as the National Safety Council of Australia and Esso Australia.

It went on to design, build and certify a number of commercial general aviation aircraft, including the GA200 Fatman, GA200C Fatman, and the highly successful GA8 Airvan. After significant investment by Indian multinational conglomerate Mahindra Group, the business is now operated as Mahindra Aerospace.

A key to the success of Mahindra Aerospace has been the ability to source local employees, in particular engineers. The Latrobe Valley has a long and proud history of engineering excellence and innovative technology which can be applied to the aerospace manufacturing sector.

How to get involved

Get in contact with us to find out more about the opportunities currently available within the precinct and the significant government incentives on offer to establish or grow your business in Latrobe City.

For more information phone Economic Development Department 1300 367 700, or email

You can also view the Latrobe City Aerospace Precinct (PDF, 610KB) section of the Investment Prospectus. 

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