Defence Landing Pad to launch global companies in South Australia

19 October 2018

A new one-stop-shop supporting international defence companies to establish in South Australia will drive defence industry investment.

The Defence Landing Pad, located in Adelaide’s new innovation neighbourhood Lot Fourteen, will provide a home for global companies to develop their Australian business strategy and plan local operations.

Premier Steven Marshall, who will be promoting the initiative when he attends Euronaval in Paris next week, said the Landing Pad will enable international businesses to build relationships with South Australian businesses and create opportunities for supply chain collaboration.

“The Defence Landing Pad combines our defence industry credentials with our culture of innovation to produce an offering that will be hard for companies thinking about investing in Australia to resist,” he said.

“It is a win-win for both international and South Australian companies and demonstrates our innovative approach to doing business.

“It provides the opportunity for South Australia to capture new defence industry investment, as part of a growing local industry with significant employment and broader local opportunities.

“I’m incredibly proud of the Defence Landing Pad initiative, as we launch a new way in which South Australia is fostering collaboration and creating business opportunities for our international defence partners.

“Companies that join the Defence Landing Pad will have a unique opportunity to be a part of Lot Fourteen, which is fast becoming a business hub for entrepreneurs, start-ups, corporations, mentors, researchers and investors.”

The Defence Landing Pad will provide immediate access to affordable, short-term office facilities, which are co-located with other like-minded companies and industry associations in the Adelaide CBD.

Companies will also have access to government and industry support services in a single location, providing assistance with local regulations, migration, business establishment and real estate, as well as information on workforce availability and skilling opportunities.

Companies interested in the Defence Landing Pad can contact Defence SA via enquiries@defencesa.com