Defence has developed an online tutorial series to help local businesses pursue contracts under the Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative (ASMTI).
Defence Industry Minister Melissa Price said the Getting Defence Ready initiative would make it easier for small business and industry to work with Defence and access opportunities in the defence sector.
“While Defence’s primary goal is to obtain value for money to deliver defence capabilities, it remains committed to maximising the role of Australian businesses,” she said.
The ASMTI will deliver advanced military training areas through the expansion of Shoalwater Bay Training Area in Central Queensland and the establishment of a new training area near Greenvale in North Queensland.
Ms Price said the ASMTI was already delivering significant economic benefits for Queensland, with 23 businesses based in the Rockhampton and Livingstone Shire regions sharing close to $79 million of work.
Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry said the start of major construction works on the expansion of Shoalwater Bay Training Area was bringing optimism and opportunities for the local and national economy during a period of economic uncertainty brought on by COVID-19.
Member for Herbert Phillip Thompson said small and medium businesses in Townsville were ready and willing to make the most of opportunities stemming from the new Greenvale training area.
“As a garrison city our local contractors are familiar with Defence projects and with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity like the ASMTI, I know the online tutorial series will give them an extra edge.”
The tutorials provide tips on how to lodge an expression of interest, prepare a high quality tender and meet contractual obligations when working with Defence.
To view the Online Tutorial Series and learn more about Getting Defence Ready, visit defence.gov.au/Initiatives/ASMTI/