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Naval Shipbuilding Plan

What is the Naval Shipbuilding Plan?

The Naval Shipbuilding Plan released on 16 May 2017 outlines the Government’s vision for the Australian naval shipbuilding enterprise and the significant investment required in coming decades.

The Australian Government is laying the foundations for an Australian-wide naval shipbuilding enterprise, ending the boom-bust cycle that has afflicted the Australian naval shipbuilding and sustainment industry. This will provide certainty to local businesses and shipbuilding workers.

Modernisation of our naval forces is a complex, national endeavour aimed at building and sustaining Australia’s naval capabilities, creating economic growth through maximising Australian industry involvement, and securing Australian jobs for future generations.

The Government will invest:

  • around $90 billion in new naval ships and submarines;
  • more than $1 billion in modern shipyard infrastructure; and
  • up to $62 million in workforce growth and skilling initiatives to enable the delivery of these platforms.

Four key enablers are required to implement the Government’s Naval Shipbuilding Plan:

  • modern, innovative and secure naval shipbuilding infrastructure;
  • workforce growth and development;
  • a sustainable and cost-competitive Australian industrial base; and
  • a national collaborative approach.

Success will see the realisation of the significant strategic, economic and employment advantages to Australia that a national naval shipbuilding and sustainment capability can bring.

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