Land 400 disappointment

Burnie City Council is disappointed with today’s announcement by the Department of Defence eliminating the Elphinstone Group’s bid with Team Sentinel for Land 400 Phase 2.

Burnie City Council Mayor Anita Dow said, “The Elphinstone Group, along with counterparts in Geelong and Hobart are globally competitive advanced manufacturers, and there is little doubt that we have the skills and capabilities in our city and region to undertake defence contracts and manufacture world class vehicles, so today’s announcement is very disappointing.”

“Council will be seeking a briefing with the Elphinstone Group to better understand the reasoning behind the decision.”

“The opportunity for armoured defence force vehicles to be manufactured on the North West Coast would have provided a much needed boost for the advanced manufacturing sector in the region, and the State.”

“Council acknowledges the efforts the Elphinstone Group has put towards this bid.”

For further information please contact

Janine Phillips
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
03 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728