State Liberal Leader Steven Marshall has welcomed today’s announcement by the Federal Government that the new $230 million Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC) will be established in Adelaide.
“Locating the CDIC in Adelaide is another important step towards creating a sustainable naval ship building industry in South Australia and is a crucial vote of confidence in our state’s defence industry,” said Mr Marshall.
“I have been lobbying Ministers Pyne and Payne for the CDIC to be established in South Australia and am pleased they have chosen our state.
“At a time of high unemployment in South Australia establishing the $230 million CDIC in Adelaide will encourage innovation, investment and jobs growth in this important arm of the local economy.
“It is significant that the CDIC will bring together Defence, AusIndustry and the private sector to develop the world class technology and capability our defence forces need.
“The decision to locate the CDIC in Adelaide is an important sign of the Turnbull Government’s understanding of the deep economic challenges confronting South Australia.
“Prime Minister Turnbull and Minister Pyne are important allies in the fight to lift South Australia out of the economic doldrums.
"This $230 million investment will create jobs and enhance confidence in the future of the South Australian economy.”