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Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative

Socio-Economic Impact Assessment (2017)

What is the Socio-Economic Impact Assessment and why was it conducted?

Defence is committed to implementing the ASMTI to provide economic benefits for communities in Central and North Queensland.

The Socio-Economic Impact Assessment, conducted by KPMG in 2017, is an independent analysis of the ASMTI’s social and economic impacts in Central and North Queensland.

Key findings

The Assessment found the ASMTI will deliver positive and enduring benefits.

State economic impacts

New investment into Queensland proposed by the ASMTI could lead to:

  • A net increase of up to A$50.3 million in annual income and up to 591 new jobs across Queensland during development.
  • A net increase of up to A$20.5 million in annual income and up to 147 new jobs across Queensland when training facilities are operational.
Central Queensland economic impacts

New investment into the Central Queensland Region proposed by the ASMTI could lead to:

  • A net increase of up to A$15.9 million in annual income and up to 291 new jobs across the Central Queensland region during development.
  • A net increase of up to A$7.3 million in annual income and up to 68 new jobs across the Central Queensland region when the training facilities are operational.
North Queensland economic impacts

New investment into the North Queensland Region proposed by the ASMTI could lead to:

  • A net increase of up to A$26.3 million in annual income and up to 264 new jobs across the North Queensland region during development.
  • A net increase of up to A$10.7 million in annual income and up to 68 new jobs across the North Queensland region when the training facilities are operational.

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