Navy on the South Coast is set to benefit from the Federal Government's announcement last week that it would bring forward and increase defence force spending.
Part of the government's commitment to spend $270 Billion over the next 10 years includes upgrades to HMAS Albatross and HMAS Creswell, a new fleet of navy logistics helicopters and anti-submarine torpedoes for aircraft.
A defence spokesperson said the investment includes facilities and infrastructure works at both HMAS Albatross and HMAS Creswell.
"Details on specific projects will be announced as the projects develop, and will include information to help local businesses position themselves to maximise their opportunities to win work through the Government's Local Industry Capability Plan initiative," a spokesperson said.
"As is usual for defence planning, a range of options are carefully considered before decisions are taken by government in relation to specifics such as the location and nature of new capabilities, including infrastructure.
"This is to ensure that these projects achieve the best capability outcome, get best value for money for taxpayers, and maximise local industry involvement in the delivery of facilities and infrastructure to support these capabilities."
In total $10 billion will be spend to upgrade defence facilities across Australia.
There are also plans to bolster the navy's support capacity, by spending $1-1.6 billion for logistic helicopters from 2025.
"Navy's amphibious and maritime support ships have increased in number and capability and this increase requires a commensurate growth in the number of aircraft used by navy in the maritime support helicopter role.
"Under the new logistics helicopter project defence will expand and rationalise the helicopters to be utilised in the maritime support and logistics role to meet navy's increased support requirements.
"This rationalisation will provide opportunities for increased organisational efficiencies and improved logistics support to the growing amphibious and support ship fleet.
"No decision has yet been made on the aircraft type."
As well as the future helicopter acquisitions, the defence force is also seeking to acquire "advanced anti-submarine torpedos" to be used for air and surface assets.