In May 2016 the Australian Government announced the landmark Australia -Singapore Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, which will see more than a billion dollars of investment into infrastructure in Townsville.
The agreement further strengthens Australia and Singapore’s already strong defence partnership. Building on our existing defence cooperation, the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) will benefit from increased access to Australian military training areas, including up to 14,000 Singaporean military personnel participating in training in Australia each year. This will bring us closer as defence partners and generate significant local economic activity in Queensland.
Singapore will invest up to $2.25 billion in the expansion of two of Australia’s most important military training facilities, the Townsville Field Training Area and the Shoalwater Bay Training Area.
The Australia – Singapore Comprehensive Strategic Partnership Is a once in a generation opportunity for Townsville. This is a massive opportunity for Townsville - It's about how we can leverage this deal to benefit the city, and drive the initial billion dollar investment even further.
If your business is interested in exploring how as a city, we can drive profit even further than the initial billion dollar investment, please email Ewen your business name, business description and contact details.