Defence Innovation and Design Precinct

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Project Description

Develop a business case for a Defence Innovation and Design Precinct.

Progress Statement

The University of Tasmania (UTas) is currently undertaking a feasibility study to inform a business case for a Defence Innovation and Design precinct at the Newnham campus.

On 26 June 2017, the Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon. Marise Payne, announced the Australian Government Department of Defence will provide $250,000 to UTas to support the development of a business case for a Defence Innovation and Design Precinct. The investment will be matched by an additional $125,000 each from the Tasmanian Government and UTas. 

The grant agreement between UTas and the Australian Government Department of Defence for the $250,000 has been finalised. Funding was transferred from the Australian Government to UTas on 22 January 2018.

KPMG has been appointed to complete the strategic review.

Next Steps and Milestones

Q3 2018: Element 1 – Strategic Review.

Q4 2018: Element 2 – Business Case.

Financial Information

Cost: $500,000

Funding partners:

  • $250,000 - Australian Government Department of Defence
  • $125,000 - Tasmanian Government
  • $125,000 - University of Tasmania

Responsibilities

Australian Government Department of Defence, Tasmanian Government, University of Tasmania.