The future direction of the Australian Automotive Industry is an issue close to the hearts of the motoring enthusiast community. While the impending wind up of vehicle manufacturing is a very regrettable and emotional milestone for our community, it is acknowledged that we must look to the future.
The opportunities for skills development, business and employment are enormous if we can further encourage sustainable growth in other automotive sectors while domestic vehicle manufacturing winds down.
The decisions we make now will shape the future of the entire sector. Australia continues to create people that possess passion and enthusiasm for automotive products. It is crucial that the automotive market keeps a foot hold within the Australian economy by building on what we do well now and looking forward to developing the technologies of the future.
Our Industry Vision for the Future:
- Recognise the economic contribution of the wider automotive industry and needs of the small business majority that drives it;
- Building on what we do well in motorsport and aftermarket industries to strengthen our domestic and global presence in niche markets by implementing nationally consistent regulatory reform;
- Stimulate growth in the specialist and enthusiast vehicle sectors to secure the Australian Motoring Culture for future generations;
- Support training, innovation, leadership, research and product development to realign ourselves for future industry demands;
Support competency based driver training by linking motorsport and product development venues with driver training operations.