2016 Defence White Paper

About the Gascoyne Development Commission


On Wednesday 13 April, Exmouth hosted Federal Minister for Defence the Hon Marise Payne and Federal Member for Durak Melissa Price MP. Minister Payne was meeting with the Shire of Exmouth to discuss the investment of over $400 million into Exmouth under the Federal Government’s 2016 Defence White Paper.

Investment will provide a foundation for missile defence and space capability; including  the relocation of a space surveillance telescope to be set up near the Harold E Holt Naval Communication Station and spending at the Learmonth RAAF Base.

The GDC was pleased with the discussions held with the Senator and look forward to project implementation.