Minister for Defence Personnel and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security Dan Tehan today announced approval of the $38.8 million fitout and relocation of the Australian Cyber Security Centre.
Up to 250 construction jobs are expected to be created with work scheduled to begin this month on the new centre at Brindabella Business Park in Canberra and completed by the end of year.
The new centre will be home to Government cyber agencies the Australian Signals Directorate, the Attorney-General's Department, ASIO, Defence Intelligence Organisation, the Australian Federal Police and the Australian Crime Commission.
“Moving the Australian Cyber Security Centre to Brindabella Park is part of the Government’s Cyber Security Strategy and will mean stronger engagement between the leading players across government and business in Australian cyber security,” Mr Tehan said.
“The new multi-classified space will allow business and academia to more easily work side-by-side with Government to share information and counter cyber security threats.
“The new ACSC building will have more space for Government agencies to grow their cyber security teams, as set out in the Cyber Security Strategy and Defence White Paper.
“Improving access and encouraging information sharing will improve cyber security for everyone.
“Parliament has approved the ACSC relocation from its current location in the ASIO offices at Ben Chifley Building.”