Industry and Business Engagement

At NORSTA, our success hinges on the creation of a strong and adaptable regional sustainment community, dedicated to delivering exceptional vessel maintenance services in our area. We are proud to collaborate with industry partners and supply chain businesses to provide excellence in maritime sustainment services. Our relationships and partnerships are based on shared values and behaviours, which are detailed in our Enterprise Charter.

Fostering industry growth

We are committed to fostering local and regional industry growth to support sustainable maritime sustainment and bolster the surrounding community. By partnering and working with us, you’ll have the opportunity to be part of a dynamic network that is building a robust capability set that will serve the entire community, creating new jobs, boosting economic growth, and fostering prosperity for our region. With our focus on local and regional industry development, we aim to create a strong, resilient, and sustainable community that benefits everyone.

Join us so we can work together and unlock the full potential of our region.

NORSTA Regional Capability and Capacity Survey

This survey aims to enhance NORSTA’s understanding of Regional and Local Capability and Capacity in North Queensland. Your participation is invaluable in helping NORSTA better align its operations with the regional needs and opportunities.

The insights gathered from this survey will enable NORSTA to enhance collaboration with its Enterprise partner’s and contribute to Sovereign Regional Maritime Sustainment planning.

Rest assured; all information provided will be kept confidential in accordance with NORSTA’s Privacy Policy.

The survey comprises of four sections and should take approximately 5 minutes to complete. Your input is greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your participation.


Industry and Business briefings – Formal and informal updates will be held regularly to keep Cairns maritime stakeholders as well as local supply chain businesses up to date on the progress of the program and potential opportunities. Th ese briefings are an excellent opportunity to stay informed and be engaged in the program.

Plan Galileo and Industry Briefing – Held in Cairns on Tuesday 21 May 2024

The Plan Galileo Team, in conjunction with NORSTA Maritime, is set to host the Plan Galileo and Industry Briefing, an event aimed at providing Cairns’ maritime stakeholders and community, along with local supply chain businesses, with a comprehensive update on the progress of Plan Galileo. This update will particularly focus on the implementation of Regional Maintenance Centres across Australia, with special attention given to the Regional Maintenance Centre North-East located in Cairns, as well as the pivotal role played by the Regional Maintenance Provider North-East, NORSTA, in this initiative.
Additionally, the event will cover key Defence initiatives pertinent to the region.

Supply chain pre-qualification completion

Our dedicated supply chain team will reach out for any additional information required to progress to the pre-qualification stage. 

Supply chain meetings and enterprise charter commitments

Throughout the year we will establish meetings which outline our enterprise commitments with pre-qualified businesses.

Supply chain contract award and signature

We seek fair and sustainable agreements with clear terms and the right risk versus reward balance.

Assessments, audits & continuous improvements

At NORSTA, we strive to develop a continuous improvement culture. Once on-boarded and with your support, we will conduct periodic assessments and audits of areas within your supply chain which aims to identify areas of continuous improvement.

Get in touch

Industry and Business – Supply Chain
To enhance your understanding of supply chain opportunities and program engagement, we recommend reaching out to NORSTA’s experienced Supply Chain Team.
Their expertise in the field will assist you in identifying potential opportunities and requirements to enable you to engage with the program more effectively.
For further information and guidance please contact NORSTA’s Supply Chain Team.

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