Space agency goes to Adelaide

December 11, 2018

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced Adelaide will be the home of Australia's new space agency.

South Australia beat strong competition from other states to secure the headquarters, after enlisting homegrown NASA astronaut Andy Thomas to help with its campaign.

The agency will be based at Lot Fourteen, the former Royal Adelaide Hospital site, which is being transformed into an innovation precinct.

The Prime Minister said South Australia was an ideal home for the new agency and was already a key hub for the space and technology industry.

Key points:

  • Australia's space agency will be located at the former Royal Adelaide Hospital site
  • South Australia was selected after putting forward the strongest case
  • Scott Morrison said it would create up to 20,000 jobs by 2030


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