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Latrobe Aerospace Technology Precinct

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What is the Latrobe Aerospace Technology Precinct?

The Precinct is an integrated Advanced Air Mobility Ecosystem. 

The ecosystem includes:

  • A ‘Launchpad’ for start-up and developing AAM businesses
  • Test and Evaluation range services
  • Research and Development facilities
  • Office spaces, meeting rooms, presentation areas
  • Appropriately zoned areas for manufacturing and commercial production, including airside access
  • Support services by Latrobe City Council and government agencies.

Precinct infrastructure includes:

  • Spaces that can be hired on a short, medium or long term basis. These include office/administration areas, hanger areas, outside areas, airside access
  • High speed broadband availability
  • 3 phase power supply,
  • Security fencing

Where is the Latrobe Aerospace Technology Precinct?

Distance from Melbourne to Morwell

The Latrobe Aerospace Technology Precinct (‘Precinct’) is located in the Latrobe Regional Airport. The Precinct is approximately 150kms east of Melbourne, in one of Victoria’s major regional centres, Latrobe City.

The Precinct can be accessed Princes Freeway (M1), which is around an hour and a half from central Melbourne and two hours from the Tullamarine International Airport. There are regular train services between Melbourne and Latrobe City and aviation access via the regional airport.

Latrobe City has been the powerhouse of Victoria for more than 100 years, with its industrial community now transitioning from its traditional industries to new industries that include renewable energy production, such as solar, wind and hydrogen. The City is home to a highly skilled engineering workforce, including an aviation trained workforce that supports Australia’s only commercial aircraft manufacturer.  

Why Choose the Latrobe Aerospace Technology Precinct?

Our Value Proposition:

  • Ease of access to a capital city (Melbourne)
  • Physical environment conducive to AAM development activities – significant unpopulated areas adjoining the Precinct that surround power stations will not be developed and are suitable for T&E
  • A Precinct with serviced, appropriately zoned areas suitable for development
  • Supportive Local Government Council (owner of Precinct)
  • Strong social licence understanding and support of community
  • Significant local aviation manufacturing knowledge and experience
  • Commitment to supporting Net Zero Emissions technologies development
  • Workforce development support
  • Work environment support – special rates for local accommodation and food recommendations, car hire.
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Contact us 

To enquire about available opportunities at the Latrobe Aerospace Technology Precinct, please contact:

Bruce Connolly - Economic and Transition Manager

bruce.connolly@latrobe.vic.gov.au

0408 979 455

Alison Spence - Economic Investment and Transition Officer

alison.spence@latrobe.vic.gov.au

0427 833 817

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