The precinct 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.
It is also the confirmed build location for the nation’s $50 billion Attack class submarine program and $35 billion Hunter class frigate program.
The South Australian Government developed the world-class Common User Facility and Maritime Skills Centre, and recently transferred ownership to Australian Naval Infrastructure Pty Ltd (ANI), a government business enterprise of the Australian Government, after a sale was negotiated in May 2017.
The transfer ensures the State recoups its significant investment in the facility and enables a clear path for the Australian Government to expedite Arafura class offshore patrol vessels, Hunter class frigates and Attack class submarines.
The Osborne Naval Shipyard currrently consists of:
- shipbuilding and submarine maintenance facilities which currently support ASC for the delivery of the Air Warfare Destroyers and maintenance of the Collins Class submarines
- common user shipbuilding facilities, including a 213-metre wharf, runway, dry berth, transfer system and the largest shiplift in the southern hemisphere
- a commercial and education precinct, including:
- easy access to the national transport network, including road, rail and deep-sea port.
In addition, development-ready land is available for suppliers in the adjacent Port Direct area.
The precinct is located at Osborne, 25 kilometres north-west of Adelaide’s CBD, and is a 35-minute 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 Defence Science and Technology.