Contracts roll out in CQ Defence initiative
Six companies have been awarded contracts worth more than $11 million as the expansion of the Shoalwater Bay Training Area ramps up.
The contracts were part of up-to 200 sub-contract packages to be made available over the next five years in the region, said Minister for Defence Industry, Melissa Price.
“The Shoalwater Bay Training Area is one of Australia’s most important Defence training areas, and its expansion is supporting economic growth in Central Queensland,” Ms Price said.
“We are committed to maximising opportunities for local industry across the life of the ASMTI through its Local Industry Capability Plan.”
Sub-contracts for fuel supply, consumables, potable water, fencing and engineering services have been awarded to companies based in the Capricorn region:
These packages were in addition to the Central Queensland businesses already engaged in the design and construction of the Shoalwater Bay Training Area expansion, Federal Member for Capricornia, Michelle Landry said.
“I’m extremely pleased with the level of engagement with local industry and businesses under the ASMTI,” Ms Landry said.
“This initiative is a game-changer for our region and it’s only through the support of our Government that we’re seeing so many local jobs and opportunities created.”
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