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LIT­ER­ACY PRO­GRAM TURNS 40

Southern Telegraph - - News -

Con­struc­tion of a new state-of-the-art ship­build­ing fa­cil­ity in Hen­der­son is start­ing this week.

Civmec an­nounced late last year it planned to spend $80 mil­lion on a 29,000sqm, 20-storey high, pur­pose­built ship and mod­ule con­struc­tion and ship-re­pair and main­te­nance fa­cil­ity. The Hen­der­son com­pany is in the run­ning to win a con­sid­er­able por­tion of the $3 bil­lion off­shore pa­trol ves­sel pro­gram al­lo­cated to WA in the De­fence White Paper.

Min­is­ter for De­fence In­dus­try Christo­pher Pyne was ex­pected to at­tend a sod-turn­ing cer­e­mony to­day.

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