The Power of Collaboration

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Sydney Aerospace & Defence Interest Group


Defence makes a substantial contribution to the NSW economy, and the Greater Sydney regions. In 2014–15 Defence contributed just over 20,000 jobs to the NSW economy with a direct spend of approximately $7.9 billion, including $5.5 billion in operations and $2.4 billion in capital expenditure*. NSW has over 80 Defence bases and facilities, in addition there are around 6,500 defence industry jobs and a further 29,500 from supporting industries whose activities make a major contribution to the Sydney and regional economies. (*Source: The NSW Government Defence and Industry Strategy 2016).

OUR VISION:

To provide a focus and a forum for Sydney’s Aerospace and Defence Industry sectors and to facilitate their growth; to work closely with Government agencies and industry associations to attract a higher percentage of Defence and Aerospace Business into the Greater Sydney Region.

OUR PURPOSE: 

We help our members to help themselves by facilitating, encouraging and supporting collective efforts and initiatives designed to benefit the industry as a whole by:

  • identifying new strategic opportunities which can only be tackled on a collaborative basis,
  • providing feedback to industry members and other stakeholders, including State and Commonwealth Governments, on the make-up and health of the Aerospace and Defence Industry sectors,
  • identifying key factors and trends affecting the Aerospace and Defence industries,
  • helping facilitate industry access to available Government support and services.