Local Industry Capability for Defence Projects

Understanding the investment that is programmed to be injected into Shoalwater Bay Military Training Area over the coming years via the ADF Remediation plus ASMTI Projects (two separate projects), Capricorn Enterprise is working closely with the Centre for Defence Industry Capability (Qld Division) to engage with a selection of larger regional industry groups keen to engage in defence projects plus general supply chain activity. 

CDIC’s advisory and facilitation services help businesses to improve their business capabilities and take advantage of development opportunities within the defence industry.

CDIC business advisers have extensive defence and private sector experience across business management, skills development, innovation collaboration, export activities and supply chain facilitation. They work closely with defence, defence projects, prime contractors, research institutions, and Commonwealth, state and territory agencies, building a network of knowledge and relationships that facilitates the relationship between industry and defence.

Scheduled to commence mid May, senior advisers from CDIC will work closely with a selection of larger businesses in the key areas of Construction, Civil and Specialist Consultancies extending advice and guidance on the defence market and working in the defence sector including;

  • identifying supply chain opportunities and what it takes to win work
  • potential opportunities for broader engagement with the defence sector
  • exporting and international supply chain opportunities
  • how the CDIC and other government agencies can assist your business.

Capricorn Enterprise Economic Development Manager Neil Lethlean is working closely with ADF personnel plus a selection of Defence Primes and Tier 1 Companies to maximise regional industry participation in projects programmed for Shoalwater Bay.

The engagement of CDIC advisers is an essential first stage in ensuring that regional businesses have the key capabilities and are pre-qualified for work packages that will result when project announcements are made.

Mr Lethlean adds “with an announcement expected very soon on the successful Contractor for the ADF Shoalwater Bay Remediation Project ($135M) – plus the advancement of the ASMTI Project ($800M plus), it is essential that regional businesses be well prepared and are accredited to bid for work packages under these projects.”

More information – contact Neil on: email neillethlean@capricornenterprise.com.au or phone 07 4927 2055.

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