Pre-fab Innovation Hub
The Pre-fab Innovation Hub was announced by Karen Andrews, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology on 16 June 2019 to support Australia’s manufacturing and building and construction sections. It is expected that the new lab would support work on a wide range of buildings, including tiny houses, larger homes and offices and strengthen Australia’s position in the global prefabricated building market.
As part of the funding agreement with the Commonwealth, AMGC must first undertake a feasibility study for a manufactured building hub for the prefabricated building industry. The feasibility study will describe the requirements for the establishment of the Hub. If the Commonwealth approves the establishment of the Hub, then the grant allows the development and implementation of the Hub to deliver the following outcomes:
- support links between the construction and manufacturing sectors to enable businesses to benefit from advanced manufacturing processes
- support new technologies and innovations enabling the transformation of the industry to provide smarter, more affordable and more sustainable construction solutions for Australians
- grow the manufactured buildings eco-system to improve business capability to incorporate advanced technologies and processes within industry