Techport Australia is home to Australia’s two largest naval projects – the Collins class submarine sustainment and Hobart class Air Warfare Destroyer construction – and some of Australia’s leading maritime companies, including anchor tenant ASC, Raytheon Australia, Babcock, PMB Defence and Ferrocut.
The South Australian Government developed this world-class maritime industrial precinct and is in the process of transferring ownership to Australian Naval Infrastructure Pty Ltd (ANI), a government business enterprise of the Australian Government after the sale was negotiated in May 2017.
The sale will ensure reimbursement for the state’s investment in the facility and enable a clear path for the Australian Government to expedite Offshore Patrol Vessel, Future Frigate and Future Submarine programs.
Techport Australia consists of:
- common user shipbuilding facilities, including a 213-metre wharf, runway, dry berth, transfer system and the largest shiplift in the southern hemisphere
- a fully integrated industrial precinct for suppliers
- a commercial and education precinct, including:
Techport Australia is located at Osborne, 25 kilometres north-west of Adelaide’s CBD, and is 35 minutes drive from Adelaide International Airport. It is also close to major national defence precincts Technology Park Adelaide and the Edinburgh Defence Precinct, home of RAAF Base Edinburgh and the Defence Science and Technology Group.
For industry, Techport Australia has a limited number of prime industrial allotments available for immediate development. It has easy access to the national transport network, including road, rail and deep-sea port, and links through the SABRENet high-speed optical fibre network to major research, defence and education sites across Adelaide.
Techport Australia has been designed for expansion to accommodate multiple prime contractors and support future naval shipbuilding and maintenance contracts.
For further information, please direct all enquiries to Paul Bates, General Manager Infrastructure at the Techport Australia Common User Facility. Tel: +61 8 8248 9603 or Paul.Bates@defencesa.com