Defence NSW

Defence NSW is a compact, dedicated team within the Department of Industry. The Defence NSW mission is to execute the NSW Government Defence and Industry Strategy - Strong, Smart and Connected.

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    NSW Defence and Industry Strategy

    The strategy prioritises the defence industry as a key driver of growth and innovation across the state, especially in regional NSW.

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    Leadership team

    Defence NSW is lead by Director, Commodore Peter Scott, CSC, RANR, a highly regarded military officer with a distinguished career of more than 34 years and Defence Advocate Air Marshal (Ret) John Harvey AM, whose career has spanned 30 years.

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    How we support industry

    We can assist industry by coordinating relationships between governments and the implementation of a whole-of-government approach

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    Economic opportunities

    For every $1 billion recurrent Defence operational spending (non-capital) that comes into NSW, the estimated economic impact is approximately $1.4 billion in Gross State Product (GSP) and 10,000 jobs supported.

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    Industry strengths and capabilities

    NSW offers Australia’s largest and most diverse economy and is recognised as a leader in manufacturing, logistics, electronics, information and communication technology (ICT), business services and other areas relevant to Defence needs and global defence markets.

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    Western Sydney Aerospace & Defence Industries Precinct

    The NSW Department of Industry is developing the Western Sydney Aerospace and Defence Industries Precinct, a world-class aerospace and defence industries hub, adjacent to the future Western Sydney Airport.