Innovation Centre Boosts The Latrobe Valley Economy

The Morwell Innovation Centre, officially opened in January 2021, is now home to nearly one hundred workers.

It houses the customer operations hub for one of Victoria’s largest energy suppliers, Alinta Energy, and is supporting a growing network of local businesses.

The Victorian Government funded the $17 million project which is the centrepiece of the Hi-Tech Precinct in Gippsland, through the $40 million Latrobe Valley Economic Development Program established in 2016.

Since the centre opened in January, it has welcomed its first wave of tenants. Alinta Energy has begun transitioning their offshore operations to the centre – already recruiting 125 local people for the 230 roles in its new customer contact centre.

The purpose-built centre is quickly becoming a hub for innovation in the region and has hosted 80 events.  Work has also started on a new research hub that will bring together academic and industry stakeholders to help transition the economy.

Innovation programs funded as a part of Government’s overall investment will continue to be rolled out over the next three years and will support the growth and capability of at least 140 local businesses.

Contact the Hi-Tech precinct at their website, here, if you would like to use this brilliant facility for an upcoming meeting or event.

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