AWU Welcomes High Skill Jobs in Ipswich Region

Thursday 15th March 2018

AWU National President & Queensland President Marina Chambers and Acting Southern District Secretary Mark Raguse welcomed the announcement by Reinmetall Australia Managing Director Gary Stewart and Minister Cameron Dick that Rheinmetall Defence Australia’s highly-anticipated Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence and Australia-New Zealand headquarters will be built at Redbank Industrial Estate near Ipswich.

The AWU welcomes this announcement as a boost for high-skilled jobs opportunities in the region.

There will be new jobs in both the facilities construction phase, plus ongoing jobs during manufacturing:-

  • ** 200 jobs over the next 3 years in construction of the facility
  • ** 400 ongoing jobs building military vehicles for Australia and the Asia Pacific.


Pictured: Mark Raguse (AWU Southern District Acting Secretary), Marina Chambers (AWU President), Carlos, Minister Cameron Dick, Reinmetall Defence Australia Managing Director Gary Stewart and Ipswich West MP Jim Maddern at the announcement.