- 15th anniversary of the Australian Marine Complex-Common User Facility (AMC-CUF)
- Strategic centre encourages greater local content
- $2.5 billion contribution to local economy and more than 40,000 jobs created
Premier Mark McGowan today congratulated the Australian Marine Complex-Common User Facility (AMC-CUF) in Henderson for 15 successful years of operation.
The State Government-owned asset aims to capitalise on growing potential in marine, defence, mining, and oil and gas industries by enabling delivery of major engineering projects in WA.
The AMC-CUF has generated $2.5 billion for the local economy and created more than 40,000 jobs through 440 projects over the past 15 years.
The Common User Facility has a broad market focus and has been designed so a number of projects can be undertaken concurrently by different companies.
This strategic infrastructure is unique in Australia with the diversity of work ranging from oil and gas operators, Department of Defence, mining companies and ship building.
Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:
"My Government's priority is to diversify the economy and create jobs for Western Australians.
"Over the past fifteen years the AMC has generated $2.5 billion for the State economy, supported more than 440 projects and created more than 40,000 local jobs, showing what can happen when we do economic development the right way.
"By being a 'common user facility' with a broad market focus, it has provided companies, who otherwise wouldn't have this level of capacity, the ability to bid for, win and complete work that would otherwise miss Western Australia.
"Unlocking the potential of the precinct will not only attract more investment into these sectors but will create a diversity of employment opportunities.
"I congratulate the Australian Marine Complex on 15 successful years and wish them more success for the future."
Premier's office - 6552 5000