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South Australia jobs $88bn boost

29 July 2016 by News Desk

South Australia jobs will be created as the government rolls out a massive defence programme.

South Australia jobsSouth Australia jobs will be created across a wide range of industries from construction and metalwork to hi-tech software and 21st century service provision.

“Many thousands of skilled workers will be required to prepare the various sites and facilities needed to start shipbuilding,” says Darrell Todd founder of thinkingaustralia.

“When the shipbuilding work actually starts, many more skilled workers will be need to fulfil the contracts”.

Shipbuilding and associated industries in South Australia will be busy for years into the future.

A new $1 million master plan has been unveiled that will deliver key infrastructure projects at the main Osborne site and is aimed at delivering maximum economic benefit to the community.

State Cabinet today met at Techport Australia to see firsthand critical areas earmarked for expansion and upgrading ahead of the commencement of $88 billion worth of naval shipbuilding contracts in 2018.

South Australia jobs $88bn boost

State officials say the contracts will drive major expansion including additional land for shipbuilding activity, warehousing and land-based test facilities.

New Common-Use Facilities will provide additional dry berths, wharf space and associated services.

Major new infrastructure, including a new railway line, will be constructed to connect the expanded shipbuilding areas.

Jobs will be secure for years into the future thanks to a continuous shipbuilding program involving $3 billion Offshore Patrol Vessels, $35 billion Future Frigates and $50 billion Future Submarine programs.

The Offshore Patrol Vessels program is expected to begin in 2018 and the Future Submarines program in 2022. The first of 12 submarines is expected to enter service in the 2030s.

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