The government has agreed to develop the new Defence and Maritime Innovation and Design Precinct in Launceston.
The agreement between the Defence and the University of Tasmania (UTAS) outlined a three year program which will expand the capability of the Australian Maritime College (AMC).
“I’m pleased to deliver this funding to develop the Defence and Maritime Innovation and Design Precinct at the University’s Newnham Campus in Launceston,” Minister for Defence Linda Reynolds said.
“This new precinct will foster maritime-specific solutions as well as a broad range of science and technology capabilities, drawing academics from across the country to support Defence Science and Technology.”
“Launceston has long been considered a hub of excellence in maritime engineering and innovation,” Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price said.
“This development will help preserve the AMC’s role as our national maritime institute, ensuring the needs of both civil and Defence maritime industrial sectors are served.”