Major training at East Sale

RAAF Base East Sale was confirmed as major training facility in the 2016 Defence White Paper, Gippsland MHR Darren Chester said.

Mr Chester has welcomed the white paper which provides the Coalition government strategy for the nation’s future defence security.

“It is the first responsibility of our federal government to keep our nation safe and through this white paper the Coalition government has achieved its commitment to realign defence strategy, capability and resources,” Mr Chester said.

Mr Chester said further upgrades at East Sale RAAF Base would be required as Gippsland becomes home to army, navy and air force basic pilot training.

Details of additional work required at East Sale RAAF Base have not been released.