August 11th, 2020

As part of our series of what is happening around the States Recovery 2020: South Australia Recovery Plan.

“With the changing nature of work and the adoption of new technologies, we need to put a system in place that is flexible and responsive to future work patterns, while supporting and reskilling South Australians for the huge opportunities that will come from emerging industries” – Minister for Innovation and Skills David Pisoni


The South Australian Government is investing a record $12.9 billion investment in infrastructure. One of the projects is the South Eastern Freeway Managed Motorway Measures which will support around 35 jobs during construction.

Raytheon Australia’s Centre for Joint Integration

Raytheon Australia’s Centre for Joint Integration – their first production facility in the nation – is creating hundreds of new jobs for South Australians, and massively boosting the defence capability at Mawson Lakes Technology precinct. The project has created 200 construction jobs since the sod was turned in March 2019, and a further 300 ongoing jobs across the defence industry will be created once the facility is complete.

Emergency services headquarters

Construction has officially started on South Australia’s new $80 million purpose-built emergency services headquarters. Nearly 200 jobs will be created during construction and the use of South Australian materials such as steel and concrete will provide an economic boost for local industries of around $50 million. The new headquarters, in the World Park Precinct in Keswick, will enhance the state’s emergency control capabilities and provide a modern, first class facility for South Australian emergency services personnel and volunteers.

Reactivating the Repat Health Precinct

The $80 million investment in the second phase of the project will help us deliver on our commitment to a thriving health precinct while also creating 400 local jobs. The property and infrastructure company contracted to develop and build the facilities within phase two of the Repat project, said the development would boost local jobs and the economy.

SA Tourism Destinations

South Australia’s iconic nature-based tourism sector will get a much-needed boost – with works starting on the $10 million Remarkable Southern Flinders Ranges project which will help fast track the state’s economic recovery. The project will transform the region into a world-class adventure tourism destination with an international mountain bike track being developed at Mt Remarkable, upgraded trails for hiking and cycling – including a new multi-day hike and improved visitor facilities. This unique and thrilling tourism experience at Mt Remarkable will be a major tourism drawcard, supporting the local tourism businesses.

Building Program

$1.3 billion education capital works program has 12 schools across the state beginning  construction on their projects, supporting hundreds of construction jobs across the state. The $1.3 billion education capital works program is supporting South Australian jobs and boosting South Australia’s economy.

Helping businesses get back to work

Restaurants and pubs are among some of the businesses who will benefit from a new training program to prepare the hospitality sector for reopening. Participants will learn a range of skills, including: hand hygiene practices, effective surface cleaning, use of personal protective equipment (PPE), disposal of contaminated waste, amongst other skills. Up to 5,500 training places for this accredited training will be available in SA in retail, tourism, hospitality, cleaning, security, transport and logistics, and will be delivered by local registered training organisations.


As many as 1000 construction jobs will be supported and an estimated $1 billion in economic activity generated in Adelaide over the next three years, as development begins on the next stage of South Australia’s iconic Health and Biomedical Precinct.


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