Minister Fawcett visits new facilities at Cultana Training Area

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Senator the Hon David Fawcett

Assistant Minister for Defence

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Mr Rowan Ramsey MP

Member for Grey

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7 February 2019

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  • Member for Grey, Mr Rowan Ramsey MP

Today Assistant Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon David Fawcett, and Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey MP visited the Cultana Training Area to see the construction of the new urban operations training facility and range control facilities.

Minister Fawcett said the new facilities would allow the Australian Defence Force to raise, train and sustain the land force and prepare Australian soldiers for operational service through lifelike training activities reflecting current and expected future operational environments.

“It is also great to see the majority of this project’s sub-contract packages were awarded to local industry,” Minister Fawcett said.

Under this project $42.1 million has been invested in the South Australian economy.

Mr Ramsey said $33 million of the project costs had been sourced from 13  local contractors.

“That is very good and we will continue to push for local priority in future purchases,” Mr Ramsay said.

“By investing locally, we all benefit from supporting local businesses, who employ local workers and encourage growth in the local economy.”

These facilities are part of a broader $84.5 million redevelopment underway at the Cultana Training Area.

The construction has been underway since mid-2017 and is scheduled for completion in April 2019.

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