Alstom train

Committee responds to announcement of $986 million investment and at least 150 new jobs at Alstom’s Ballarat facility


Michael Poulton – CEO Committee for Ballarat

“This is an incredibly significant announcement and one that will energise manufacturing jobs growth in Ballarat for years to come. This announcement will again position Ballarat as a major train manufacturing centre, continuing our long and proud history and pushing the boundaries of technology and design for a new generation of metro trains.”

“For generations to come, every time a commuter gets on a train in Melbourne, they will know that train was built in Ballarat by local people, utilising a significant amount of local content.”

“This is a significant investment in Ballarat and regional Victoria. We recognise and thank the state government for acknowledging the capacity and capability of our local manufacturing sector. We also acknowledge the confidence this announcement will inject in the future of our manufacturing workforce and the message it will send to a new generation of workers, looking for opportunities.”

For further details see the State Government announcement here.