In a major win for the South Australian economy, Australia’s Space Agency will be located in Adelaide.

The location is the final step in establishing the Agency, launched earlier this year with a $41 million investment by the Liberal National Government in the 2018–19 Budget, as part of our plan to triple Australia’s space economy to $12 billion annually and create up to 20,000 jobs by 2030.

Member for Barker Tony Pasin welcomed the deal and said it will help grow the South Australian economy and create more jobs.

“South Australia is already home to more than 60 organisations and 800 employees in the space sector and this decision builds on the very strong technology and defence presence in our state,” Mr Pasin said.

“The Agency will continue to build international space partnerships, opening the door for these local businesses to tap into the US$345 billion global space industry, helping to drive local job growth.

”The Liberal National Government is building on its defence industry investment in South Australia by strongly backing it in again through the Agency location.

“This is another example of the Liberal National Government’s plan to create new high-growth opportunities in Australia and long-term, high-wage, high-skill jobs in the space sector,” Mr Pasin said.

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