Scotty just how far off is this submarine base. Tell us the truth, this is about the next election!
Prime Minister Scott Morrison will on Monday tell a Lowy Institute forum that defence officials have been tasked with talking to the NSW and Queensland governments on setting up a multi-billion dollar nuclear-submarine.
Sites at either Newcastle or Port Kembla in NSW or Brisbane are being considered as possible locations.
The base will also be for visiting nuclear submarines as well as Australia vessels.
The three potential sites have been chosen because of their proximity to industrial infrastructure, large population centres, deep water, maritime training and weapons storage and loading facilities.