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Trades Fact Sheet

East Gippsland has a robust trades and construction sector employing nearly 1,000 people across a range of disciplines. It is one of the fastest growing sectors in East Gippsland, experiencing 12% growth between 2006 to 2011, and contributing $434m to the local economy in 2014.

Demand is driven by a number of active land developments in the region alongside strong manufacturing and agriculture industries.

Local, State and Federal Government support infrastructure programs across the region providing commercial construction firms with large scale opportunities including redevelopments of public institutions such as schools and hospitals.