A new one-stop-shop supporting international defence companies to establish in South Australia will drive defence industry investment.
The Defence Landing Pad, to be located in Adelaide’s new innovation neighbourhood Lot Fourteen, will provide a home for global companies to develop their Australian business strategy and plan local operations.
Premier Steven Marshall, who will be promoting the initiative when he attends Euro Naval in Paris next week, said the Landing Pad will enable international businesses to build relationships with South Australian businesses and create opportunities for supply chain collaboration.
“The Defence Landing Pad combines our defence industry credentials with our culture of innovation,” said Premier Marshall.
“The Defence Landing Pad will provide the opportunity for South Australia to capture new defence industry investment, as part of a growing local industry with significant employment opportunities.
“I’m incredibly proud of the Defence Landing Pad initiative, as we launch a new way in which South Australia is fostering collaboration and creating business opportunities for our international defence partners.
“Companies that join the Defence Landing Pad will have a unique opportunity to be a part of Lot Fourteen, which is fast becoming a business hub for entrepreneurs, start-ups, corporations, mentors, researchers and investors.”
The Defence Landing Pad will provide immediate access to affordable, short-term office facilities, which are co-located with other like-minded companies and industry associations in the Adelaide CBD.
Companies will also have access to government and industry support services in a single location, providing assistance with local regulations, migration, business establishment and real estate, as well as information on workforce availability and skilling opportunities.