Federal Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch welcomes the Defence Force Posture Review committees visit to Cairns today to hear the Far North’s proposal for relocation of personnel, resources and assets to Cairns.
“I look forward to the outcome of this very important visit to Cairns and the Far North. Cairns is positioned to build on the existing facilities of HMAS Cairns and to take on a more expanded role in the Defence of our Nation.
“HMAS Cairns is currently home to significant ADF shipyard facilities including deep water berths and I have been contacted by many residents of Cairns who join me in welcoming this review. We are well placed geographically to handle Australia’s future security challenges, and with our existing 51st battalion ranked as one of the best, we have the people on the ground to support this growth.”