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NSW-based Varley signs $41m deal with federal government

The contract with the Tomago-based company is designed to improve the Australian Defence Force’s deployable infrastructure capabilities, with the government's investment in capabilities to include delivering enhanced power generation facilities, new hygiene and catering centres, and new kennels for military dogs.

The contract with the Tomago-based company is designed to improve the Australian Defence Force’s deployable infrastructure capabilities, with the government's investment in capabilities to include delivering enhanced power generation facilities, new hygiene and catering centres, and new kennels for military dogs.

The $41 million investment, part of a broader $89 million investment, is expected to support ADF personnel across a range of operations including disaster relief tasks and potential conflict.

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The federal government estimates that the investment would create 80 jobs in the Hunter region of NSW.

“This investment will significantly upgrade capability and enhance the ADF’s ability to deploy rapidly on a wide range of operations, as well as humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts, both domestically and internationally,” Minister for Defence Peter Dutton explained.

“We are committed to protecting our nation by equipping the ADF with modern capabilities to best meet future challenges.

“Sovereign defence manufacturing is a critical part of the government’s commitment to keeping our region safe, while protecting our national and strategic interests in a rapidly changing global environment.”

The Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price further clarified that the recent rounds of investment in deployable capabilities will support domestic Australian industry capability.

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“This contract with Varley is critical to the delivery of these key systems to support our ADF,” Minister Price said.

“To see 80 new jobs in the Hunter region, specifically from this initiative, is a profound confirmation of the direction we have been taking in regards to a robust, self-reliant defence industry – right here in our own backyard.

“The acquisition and sustainment of these systems will create significant work for Australian businesses across the nation.

“I’m proud of the positive impacts that this $41 million contract and the wider $89 million acquisition investment in Australia’s defence capability is bringing to Australian industry.

“This investment highlights the broad and varied support that Australian industry can provide and guarantees the development of key industries in Australia into the future.”

Australian industry partners are expected to play key roles across the supply chain.

NSW-based Varley signs $41m deal with federal government
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