The NSW Standing Committee on State Development conducted a regional hearing into the Defence Industry in Nowra on Thursday 29 June 2017.
Shoalhaven City Council gave evidence at the hearing and presented nine recommendations to the Committee for their consideration.
Council used the inquiry to further promote the Shoalhaven region to the defence industry and drew attention to areas where further Government support is needed.
Members of the Standing Committee visited several industries on Friday and were impressed with the technologies being utilised. Air Affairs, BAE Systems and Global Defence Solutions were all able to demonstrate local initiatives with staff training, product development and an export orientation to markets and sales.
The next hearing will be held in Sydney on Thursday, 3 August 2017.