Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA

Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA

Premier; Minister for Public Sector Management; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Federal-State Relations

Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA

Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA

Minister for Tourism; Racing and Gaming; Small Business; Defence Issues; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

    ‘Join the Mission’ to bring all COLLINS class submarine maintenance to WA

    29/09/2019 9:15 AM
    • ​McGowan Government launches advertising campaign to secure Full Cycle Docking (FCD) of COLLINS class submarines for WA
    • National campaign to appear in newspapers, radio, TV and online
    • Moving Full Cycle Docking to WA will create 3,000 local jobs and contribute more than $8 billion to economy

    The McGowan Government is on a mission to bring all COLLINS class submarine maintenance to Western Australia.


    The 'Join the Mission' campaign launched today complements independent reports that found moving Full Cycle Docking (FCD) to WA is in the national interest, and will create more than 3000 local jobs and contribute more than $8 billion into the State's economy.


    The advertising campaign features local apprentices and defence industry representatives and will run across the country on television, radio, online and in newspapers.


    The 'Join the Mission' campaign raises awareness of WA's defence sector and promotes future job opportunities that are emerging from the growing industry.


    It also highlights the decision to move FCD must be made in the national interest. 


    The campaign is being run in conjunction with ongoing collaboration and discussions between the State Government and the Federal Government to ensure WA can meet the needs of Defence.


    The State Government will spend $500,000 on the six-week campaign.


    Earlier this week the McGowan Government delivered a compelling business case to the Federal Government outlining its commitment to bring FCD to Western Australia by 2024-25.


    To view the TV commercial download from link:  Join the Mission - TV advertisement


    For more information search 'DEFENCE WEST' or visit https://www.jtsi.wa.gov.au


    Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:


    "Bringing the work West make sense.


    "Our submarines are based in in WA, they should be maintained here in WA.


    "Minister Papalia and I met with Defence Minster Reynolds and senior Defence staff to put the case for Western Australia to undertake full cycle docking.


    "A comprehensive business case outlining our capability has been delivered to the Federal Government and shows we are prepared to work collaboratively to secure the full maintenance schedule because it is in the national interests.


    "This campaign shines a light on Western Australia's capability and commitment. It features people on the job who represent the thousands of Western Australians and generations to come that will benefit from this work."


    Comments attributed to Defence Issues Minister Paul Papalia:


    "The State Government is now on a mission to secure all maintenance of Australia's COLLINS class submarines."


    "It is in the national interest to move FCD to WA, which will also provide significant economic benefits to the State."


    "This campaign will not only engage and educate all Western Australians about the opportunities Full Cycle Docking will create, but will encourage the Federal Government to make a decision in the national interest."


    Premier's office - 6552 5000

    Defence Issues Minister's office - 6552 5600