Major SA Project Updates:
Posted by: Multi Dynamic SA, 11 Aug, 2021
Major economic change is occurring

Major Project Updates:

In support of the new aircraft, the Federal Government is funding $659 million worth of upgrades to Edinburgh RAAF Base.
The improvements are expected to be completed by 2019.

By 2022, 12 aircraft will be based at RAAF Base Edinburgh.
Another Defence project is the $1.2 billion upgrade of the radar system at the RAAF Base.
This will create 200 new jobs.

- Revamp of GMH site

The site of the General Motors Holden manufacturing plant has been bought by the Pelligra Group which is transforming the site into a high-tech manufacturing hub.
Now known as Lionsgate Business Park, the $250 million development will evolve over 20 years.
The transformation is underway with German battery storage company Sonnen opening a battery storage plant on the site where 50,000 energy storage systems are to be built over five years.
Sonnen employs about 400 people but has plans to expand in 2019.
Five hi-tech manufacturing companies are in the process of joining Sonnen in the complex, swelling the workforce by 1,600.

Major economic change is occurring in the LeFevre Peninsula precinct.
Defence Force contracts totaling $89 billion, together with State Government initiatives, are launching Port Adelaide region into a new stratosphere.

The Osborne Naval Shipyard is undergoing a $535 million upgrade to accommodate the building of 40 new Defence craft;
500 public servants are being moved into the precinct also.



LeafCann is a vertically integrated biotech company that plans to produce high-quality, pharmaceutical-grade medicinal cannabis ingredients and medicines. LeafCann will build state-of-the-art cultivation and Good Manufacturing Practice production facility with a forecast production capacity of up to 16.2 tonnes per annum of whole plant extract.


The project will also include the development of cultivation facilities that will be leased to independent medicinal cannabis cultivators. LeafCann has established a Registered Training Organisation to provide training and qualifications to the medicinal cannabis industry.

The project has a projected capital expenditure of $350 million and would create approximately 856 construction jobs and 1,400 ongoing jobs.