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Collaborating for the future

This month we’re proud to be sponsoring Business Hunter’s inaugural Powering Business 2050 Summit, and second Hunter…

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Visit us at the INDO PACIFIC 2022 International Maritime Exposition

As the world’s leading defence, innovation and aerospace precinct, we’re pleased to be exhibiting at the INDO…

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Building Australia’s Newest Defence Hub in The Hunter

With international conflict on the rise, critical Australian Defence Force projects like AIR6500: Australia’s Joint Battle Management…

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BAE Systems expansion plans at Willamtown take flight

Off the back of the NSW Government $250 million Jobs Plus Program announcement, BAE Systems Australia is…

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Qantas Connects Defence Hubs in Newcastle and Adelaide

The Flying Kangaroo has landed in Newcastle, bringing passengers direct from Adelaide to the Hunter Region for…

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HENSOLDT Australia Take Up Residence at Newcastle Airport

2 February, 2022 Leading defence contractor HENSOLDT Australia has established a new office within the Newcastle Airport…

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BAE Systems Australia to expand footprint at Newcastle’s Astra Aerolab

In a significant show of confidence in Astra Aerolab and the Defence and Aerospace industry at Williamtown,…

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Deputy Premier John Barilaro unveils stage one of Newcastle Airport’s Astra Aerolab

Tuesday, 8 December 2020 Newcastle Airport and the Williamtown Special Activation Precinct (SAP) are set to be…

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Astra Aerolab signs agreement with Leading Edge Data Centres to bring dedicated data centre to Williamtown

Astra Aerolab has cemented its place as the pre-eminent space for innovation, announcing it has entered into…

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NSW Government names Williamtown as location for new Special Activation Precinct

The Hunter Region and Northern NSW are set to reap significant benefits after the NSW Government today…

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Astra Build Progress – August 2019

The dream is becoming a reality. The Astra Aerolab work site is live – front access points…

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Creating the Astra Aerolab vision

A clear vision has been developed to shape and align all phases of the Astra Aerolab development,…

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Turning the first sod

On Tuesday 14 May 2019, NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro turned the first sod of soil at the…

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First major contracts for Astra Aerolab works

Astra Aerolab, Newcastle Airport’s newly acquired and globally significant Defence and aerospace precinct is one step closer…

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Wildlife Catch and Release

As part of preliminary works for Astra Aerolab, experts in biobanking, ecology and environmental management were consulted….

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Astra Aerolab contracts announced as Newcastle Airport forges ahead with Williamtown industrial hub

A PRECINCT for defence and aerospace industries at Williamtown has taken a step forward after contractors were…

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Aboriginal artefact sweeping

The Astra Aerolab site sits on the traditional lands of the Worimi people. We acknowledge and celebrate…

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Site preparation

Site Preparation and Stage One

Site preparation works will commence in late March 2019 and will include the completion of heritage and…

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Newcastle Airport purchases land for Astra Aerolab

Newcastle Airport this week took a giant step toward the development of Astra Aerolab Business Technology Park…

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Opinion: Hunter industry integral to supporting fighter’s future

Early next week the first of the Royal Australian Air Force 72 F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike…

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NSW Government and Newcastle Airport to start Astra Aerolab precinct

NSW Deputy Premier, John Barilaro MP, has announced $11.7 million in funding to create a world-leading aerospace…

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NSW government announces $11.7 million to start work on Williamtown defence-aviation-technology precinct

The NSW government has committed 11.7 million to kick-start work on a new defence, aviation and technology…

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Council shareholders approve proposed purchase of land for Airport expansion

Council shareholders approved proposed purchase of land for Airport expansion Newcastle City Council and Port Stephens Council,…

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