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Williamtown Special Activation Precinct

A Special Activation Precinct in Williamtown will help to create a defence and aerospace hub, boost the local economy and generate thousands of new jobs for the region.

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Plans for Williamtown

The master planning process will investigate more than 10,000 hectares of land within the Port Stephens Local Government Area, including the RAAF Base, Newcastle Airport and its surrounds.

The new precinct will build on the NSW Government’s existing investment into the Astra Aerolab and create highly-skilled, long-term job opportunities that will attract investors, and strengthen the region’s economy.

Industry and employment opportunities

The strategic location of the Williamtown precinct next to the RAAF base, creates opportunities to attract new and existing businesses, in the defence and aerospace industries.

The precinct will bring together specialised opportunities for:

  • Large scale international defence contractors,
  • Small and medium enterprises, and
  • Research and development institutions.

The Williamtown precinct will help to attract even more highly-skilled and well-paid workers from defence and aerospace industries that will bring new cashflow into the region.

Next steps

The master planning process is underway, and community members and landowners will have an opportunity to contribute and provide feedback, to help shape the vision for this exciting project.

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