NSW Government Defence and Industry Strategy

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AIDN NSW works closely with the NSW Government to achieve our mission, we welcome the release of the 2017 NSW Government Defence and Industry Strategy (link). The strategy outlines five key initiatives, with each strategy having a range of initiatives specific to the Defence locations throughout the state.


Strategy One

Foster stronger relationships with Defence and across the NSW defence industry at a state and regional level
Initiative 1A — Support existing Defence establishments to prosper in NSW including closer engagement at regional level to build defence-supportive communities.
Initiative 1B — Establish Defence NSW as the coordinating agency for all defence related activities for the NSW Government.
Initiative 1C — Collaborate with the Commonwealth, state/territory and local government to provide integrated services to Defence and industry.


Strategy Two

Leverage NSW’s strengths in critical capability areas to grow existing work and create new Defence and defence industry activity
Initiative 2A — Ensure NSW remains Australia’s leader in complex systems integration and sustainment.
Initiative 2B — Build on NSW’s strengths in cybersecurity and space and promote collaboration between experts in Sydney and the Capital Region, and ACT industry.
Initiative 2C — Target major defence projects to take place in NSW through coordinated campaigns including Joint Strike Fighter (AIR6000), Air Force’s Future Battle Management System (AIR6500), Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles (LAND400) and Future Submarines (SEA1000), Offshore Patrol Vessels (SEA1180), and Future Frigate (SEA5000).
Initiative 2D — Explore Western Sydney Airport as a future aerospace precinct through engagement and partnership with NSW and federal governments.


Strategy Three

Provide Defence and industry with their future workforce
Initiative 3A — Promote interest and accessibility of STEM in NSW’s secondary and tertiary institutions, and promote careers paths in defence industry and technology through industry partnerships and incentive programs.
Initiative 3B — Work with Defence and industry to build on the training and education strengths in the Riverina, Hunter, Sydney and Capital regions.


Strategy Four

Initiative 4A — Assist the Navy to manage its interests at a congested Fleet Base East and position NSW as a leader in maritime sustainment.
Initiative 4B — Promote the inclusion of Port Kembla steel products in ships and vehicle procurement.
Initiative 4C — Grow and connect regional networks to enhance collaboration and develop business opportunities.
Initiative 4D — Assist specialist SMEs to better access local and global supply chain and export opportunities.
Initiative 4E — Facilitate regional opportunities for the defence industry to invest and expand.


Strategy Five

Increase opportunities for innovation, commercialisation and research within Defence and the defence industry
Initiative 5A — Enhance Defence and industry collaboration networks with universities to enable faster development and commercialisation of technologies.
Initiative 5B — Support regional collaborations between prime contractors, SMEs and research institutions to develop defence capability.
Initiative 5C — Support regional collaborations between prime contractors, SMEs and research institutions to develop defence capability.