LOCAL BUSINESSES TO BENEFIT FROM SHOALWATER BAY TRAINING CENTRE UPGRADE
Rockhampton businesses and contractors will grow exponentially when the Shoalwater Bay Training Centre receives its upgrade.
Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry said the Federal Government has committed $1 billion dollars to the project, with work already commencing on a master plan.
“The design team is currently looking at shaping land into an enhanced defence estate and the new requirements of the training facility. “Once the design is right, everything will flow from there,” Ms Landry said.
Senator for Queensland Matthew Canavan said local businesses will benefit from the upgrade, with 80% of works being allocated to local content.
“In mid-march there will be an educational roadshow through Townsville, Mackay, Rockhampton, Gladstone, Emerald and Bundaberg outlining how business can get involved.
“I encourage businesses to go along and find out how they can become a sub-contractor in a defence environment,” Senator Canavan said.
JRT Group Director Jason Thomasson said the Shoalwater Bay Training Centre upgrade will build the capability of his local business.
“A project of this size will provide both short and long term employment opportunities, which is fantastic for the region,” Mr Thomasson said.