09/04/2017: The Australian Government has unveiled the design and turned the first sod for the new surface shipbuilding yard in Osborne, South Australia.
This is the latest in a series of significant announcements supporting the delivery of a continuous naval shipbuilding program in Australia.
The unveiling of the design for this $535 million project is an exciting insight into the future of Osborne’s shipyards that is a result of this Government’s $89 billion investment in our future shipbuilding industry.
The Government has also finalised the purchase of the initial tranche of state-owned land and facilities and has also received State planning consent for construction of the new shipbuilding infrastructure.
The infrastructure expansion and upgrades are a fundamental enabler of the construction of the Future Frigates and are key to delivering a continuous naval shipbuilding program which will support thousands of Australian jobs.
Credit: Australian Department of Defence