Capabilities

The Shoalhaven is a unique place that has a vast array of capabilities to develop defence supported businesses. Below are some of the current businesses that utilise the Shoalhaven as their base of operations.

Contact Details

Chris Sievers – CEO
1 Bubuk Street
Yerriyong NSW 2540
csievers@airaffairs.com.au

Air Affairs Australia

www.airaffairs.com.au

Air Affairs Australia is an Air Operations and Engineering based company. Established in 1995 and 100% Australian owned.

They own and operate a fleet of special mission Learjet and Kingair aircraft, providing specialised air training support services to Defence. The aircraft are available for other special mission’s roles.

AAA maintains an extensive manufacturing and engineering facility, providing a complete design through to manufacture and certification capability and are the OEM for several products.

This facility currently supports the manufacture and support for the MTR-101 Target Towing Reeling Machine, AIRPOD 101 Utility Airborne Pod system and an array of airborne tow / drone target systems.

Contact Details

Ken Mitchell
02 4421 0878

Theresa Mitchell
02 44210878

Aerospace Training Services

www.aerots.com.au

Aerospace Training Service (ATS) is a Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) Maintenance Training Organisation (MTO) and a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) delivering a range of aircraft maintenance engineering courses from the National Aeroskills Training Package. ATS also provides CASA aircraft specific types courses from GA aircraft, such as the Learjet 35/36, to RPT aircraft such as the Boeing 717 and Airbus A320. In addition to this training, ATS is a NSW Smart and Skilled Apprenticeship Training Provider, currently training apprentices across the state.

ATS learners have a wide range of delivery mode choices including face-to-face (F2F) classroom, structured online (real-time webinars), and self-study options. This delivery range allows ATS to customise theory and practical training and assessment to suit each individual client.

Local Contacts

Ian Gibney – Project Manager
ian.gibney@baesystems.com
02 4424 6900

Josh Rogers – Operations Manager
josh.rogers@baesystems.com
02 4424 6900

BAE Systems Australia Limited
1 Bubuk Street, Yerriyong, NSW, 2540
T: +61 2 4424 6985
F: +61 2 4424 6901

BAE Systems

www.baesystems.com

Capabilities

Aircraft sustainment

We are a longstanding provider of military aircraft sustainment services to the ADF across a range of platforms.

We offer:
Total in-country air combat capability sustainment

We currently provide integrated through life support for the Hawk 127 Lead-In Fighter fleet; structural fatigue and corrosion monitoring for the Joint Strike Fighter, Hornet and Hawk fleets; and software design, development and through life support for the Classic and Super Hornet mission systems. Turn-key rotary wing support We currently provide deeper maintenance and upgrades for the Seahawk, Black Hawk fleets. Deeper maintenance, through life support and fleet management of large military aircraft.

Training solutions

A long-term training solutions provider to the ADF and other defence forces, we provide innovative:

  • Rotary wing, fixed wing and advanced military flight training;
  • Aviation technical training; and
  • Advanced flight training simulation and test systems design and support.

Contact Details

Mr Justin Suwart
0418 319 097
justin.suwart@bisalloy.com

Bisalloy Steels

www.bisalloy.com.au

Bisalloy Steels is Australia’s only manufacturer of high strength and high hardness quenched and tempered steel plate used for armour, structural and wear resistant applications; products which are marketed under the brand name BISALLOY® and exported to a host of countries throughout Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas. From its base in Unanderra, south of Sydney in NSW, Bisalloy Steels manufactures through a highly efficient, continuous flow process and, since beginning operation in 1980, has earned an outstanding international reputation for the quality of its products and technical backup. As a specialist performance steel manufacturer and supplier, Bisalloy Steels is highly responsive to customer demands and market changes anywhere in the world and is also strongly committed to, and clearly focused on, the crucial task of continuous product development and improvement.

Contact Details

Clint Evans – General Manager
11 Bellevue Street,
South Nowra NSW, 2541
Australia
+61 (2) 4423 7959
info@globaldefence.com

Global Defence Solutions (GDS)

www.globaldefence.com

Global Defence Solutions (GDS) is a 100% Australian Owned company with headquarters in South Nowra, NSW. GDS supplies a range of deployable infrastructure to the Australian Defence Forces, including catering, medical, sanitation, accommodation and command posts, and deployable air-conditioners. Our deployable capabilities incorporate both hard and soft shelters and every solution is bespoke to meet the customer’s specific requirements. GDS has a fully equipped repair and overhaul facility in house, and we also provide on-site maintenance as required. We also provide training in house and on site to ensure our customers get full ROI from their equipment.

Contact Details

Dave Hager
Project Director – Defence Support

2/57 Graham St
Nowra NSW 2541
(02) 4424 4938
Dave.Hager@ghd.com

GHD

https://www.ghd.com/en/sectors/defence-and-national-security.aspx

GHD is one of the world’s leading professional services companies operating in the global markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation. We provide engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services to private and public sector clients.

Established in 1928 and privately owned by our people, GHD operates across five continents – Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America – and the Pacific region. We employ more than 10,000 people in 200+ offices. GHD’s Nowra office is involved in a diverse range of projects supporting Defence and industry with engineers and scientists specialising in civil, environmental, mechanical, telecommunications, structural and maritime engineering.

Contact Details

Phil Guy – Executive Director
11 Bellevue Street
South Nowra NSW, 2541
Australia
+61 (2) 4422 8160
info@mellori.com.au

Mellori Solutions Pty Ltd

www.mellori.com.au

Mellori Solutions is a 100% Australian Owned company with located in South Nowra, NSW. Mellori is a provider of Electronic Warfare (EW) testing and training services to the Australian Defence Force. Mellori offers controlled environment, real world and field testing to ensure full capability of critical EW equipment. We provide extensive on-site operational and maintenance support capability across a range of applications. Our experienced technicians and engineers deliver bespoke training solutions that are immersive, collaborative and fit for purpose to enable your operators to work to their best potential, maximising ROI

Contact Details

John McKelvie – Managing Director
1 Bubuk Street
Yerriyong NSW 2540
(02) 4422 2700
John.mckelvie@partechsys.com

Partech Systems

www.partechsys.com

Partech Systems is an Australian leader in the provision of avionics test and repair solutions for the most complex aviation platforms. Partech designs and manufactures automatic test system (ATS) test program sets (TPS) and special to type test equipment (STTE) required to test, repair and qualify avionics components for flight. Partech is a 100% Australian owned ISO9001-2105 and DASR 145 accredited company that has nearly two decades of experience across the most advanced aerospace technologies. Partech’s team has worked on key components of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft and continues to support the MRH-90 aircraft for Airbus Helicopters. With the acquisition of a Lockheed Martin LM-STAR® automated test system Partech operates a Maintenance Repair Overhaul (MRO) facility for important ADF platforms across air, sea and land. Partech is part of a world-class aerospace and avionics manufacturer in the Leonardo Company. Leonardo provides avionics to many aircraft types for military companies in over 50 countries.

Contact Details

Andrew Watson – General Manager
+61 407 831 265
Andrew.Watson@schiebel.net

Schiebel Pacific Pty Ltd

www.schiebel.net

Schiebel Pacific Pty Ltd (SPL), the Australian subsidiary of the Vienna-based Schiebel Group, focuses on the development, testing and production of the revolutionary CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS). SPL is backed by Schiebel’s international reputation for quality defence products and exceptional after-sales services. The Australian base provides the Pacific region with a permanent and comprehensive program, logistics and sales hub, demonstrating a commitment to the local industry.

Contact Details

Economic Development Office, Shoalhaven City Council
+61 2 4429 3388

business@shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au

Shoalhaven City Council

www.business.shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au/

Shoalhaven Council established an Economic Development Office in the mid-70’s to stimulate the growth in the local economy. The Economic Development team are investment specialists and can assist prospective investors. We can help with tailor-made investment facilitation and information services including:

  • Delivery of programs to support businesses that are:
    • expanding and developing new market opportunities
    • looking to set up greenfield operations
    • planning to relocate to the Shoalhaven.
  • Guidance on setting up a business in the Shoalhaven
  • Helping potential investors identify and develop commercial opportunities in the area
  • Commercial land sales and potential locations
  • Coordination across key government agencies and regulatory bodies
  • Assistance in identifying business-to-business solutions and opportunities
  • Advice on accessing grants, logistics and supply chain operations.

Contact Details

Manager TAFE Services
TAFE NSW Nowra
60 Beinda St
Bomaderry NSW 2541
PO Box 225
Nowra NSW 2541
61 2 4421 9888

Tafe NSW

www.tafensw.edu.au

TAFE NSW has extensive experience in providing industry specific consultancy and training services both internationally and within Australia. These range from operator level practical skills training to senior management and professional programs, and cover all aspects of efficient operations. All programs are delivered by highly qualified staff who have vast industry and business experience.

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