Defence Minister in Sale this week

DEFENCE Minister David Johnston will make his first official visit to RAAF Base, East Sale, when he visits Sale Wednesday and Thursday.

Senator Johnston will visit at the invitation of Gippsland MHR and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence, Darren Chester.

In addition to the RAAF Base visit, the Minister will also open new flight simulation facilities and meet with Wellington Shire Council to discuss future defence priorities.

“There is no better time for the Minister to visit the region with the $185 million redevelopment project underway at the East Sale RAAF Base,” Mr Chester said.

“It is an important project in terms of securing the base’s long-term future and also provides a significant boost in the economy.

“I’m looking forward to hosting the Minister and providing an update to local representatives on Defence priorities for the future.”