Cyber security company Alpha Echo charts expansion into Precinct 52

WILLIAMTOWN, NSW Australia – May 2024 – Alpha Echo

Alpha Echo is an Australian company that specialises in security advice and enterprise wide Cyberworthiness. The company has a multi-disciplinary team of subject matter experts that work closely with Defence and Industry to deliver on Cyber outcomes at a military grade level.

Alpha Echo is scheduled to move into bespoke secure facilities within Williamtown Aerospace Centre Precinct 52 (WAC P52) in 2027.

Director of Alpha Echo, Joshua Weeks commented, “Our company has grown significantly over the last two years, and with this growth comes the requirement to consider long-term secure facilities. The Cyber domain continues to influence the Defence Industry, Government and business so we envisage further expansion and the requirement for a ‘fit for purpose’ space to operate. Several of our current contracts are with Defence and the ability to be located at Williamtown will only enhance this relationship. We are excited to be a part of the next phase of the Williamtown Aerospace Centre and establishing a permanent home at Precinct 52.”

General Manager of Alpha Echo, Rebecca Shepherd says “The demand for our services is increasing and Precinct 52 will allow us to maintain the required rate of effort to meet industry needs. The ability to access secure facilities remains a challenge in the region so we welcome the opportunity to work with James and his team to create the appropriate facility for our business. We cannot ignore the impact that Cyber activity is having on our industry and society in general so the ability to be able to expand and continue to meet the needs of our partners is critical.”

Managing Director, James Garvey commented, “We are excited to work with a Hunter based industry leading cyber security firm, Alpha Echo.  Alpha Echo has grown substantially in the past seven years to now be seeking a second presence from the initial offices in Hunter Street, Newcastle.  Joshua Weeks and his team will continue to support the Australian Defence Force and commercial industry with local sovereign capability.  These emerging Defence SME companies continue to flourish and grow Williamtown Aerospace Centre as a Defence Technology cluster.  The WAC P52 development team are humbled to continue to be trusted and chosen by local, national and international Defence firms to deliver facilities that meet and exceed their specific requirements.

About Precinct 52, the next stage of the Williamtown Aerospace Centre

Precinct 52 continues the success of the Williamtown Aerospace Centre. The Precinct 52 estate will continue to enable organisations to be part of Australia’s national and international Aerospace and Defence Technology capability.

WAC P52 will be the platform for world class assembly, workshop, commercial and light industrial space, warehouse, logistics and distribution.  The Williamtown Aerospace Centre is continuing to prove itself as the premier Australian destination for Aerospace and Defence Technology companies seeking to expand into Australia and as a gateway to the Asian markets.

Each facility will be custom designed to suit tenants’ requirements in fulfilment of ongoing Department of Defence contracts.

Extending the success of the Technology Place development with an aesthetic balance of building form and functionality, Precinct 52 will offer a greater spectrum of facility solutions.  Fourteen hectares of land will be developed with full scale B double truck industrial road access.  Our experienced development partners include

Drayton Group is the WAC P52 main builder that prides itself customer satisfaction, attention to detail, consistent performance, and on-time delivery.  Drayton Group are the Hunter’s highly successful construction company that handled all of the Defence building requirements at the six Defence tenanted buildings at Technology Place, Williamtown.  The business is ably supported by a diverse network of subcontractors, suppliers and consultants enabling innovative construction solutions for their clients.

Newcastle Office Interiors are the Hunter’s local defence fit out contractor, specialising in the internal fit out of classified space.  Albeit based here in the Hunter, our service outreach covers all states in Australia as clients require.  It is not uncommon for NOI to spend 6 to 9 months a year interstate onsite managing projects whilst the remainder of our team service local business back home in Newcastle.

For the largest buildings, Core Project Group will be the partner construction firm and have decades of experience designing, developing, and delivering the region’s best projects offering a local solution to complex construction problems.  With the ability to manage expectations from concept through to occupation, it’s a unique skillset that sees truly integrated buildings delivered to our clients.

Williamtown Aerospace Centre Precinct 52 is located off the gateway to Newcastle Airport and Williamtown Drive – which enables businesses to be located with other aerospace and air industry companies, and adjacent to Australia’s largest operating Air Force base, RAAF Williamtown and Newcastle Airport for ease of access all over Australia.

See the related article from the Newcastle Herald here.

Alpha Echo Pty Ltd Contact:

Joshua Weeks

p: 0400 441 567




Williamtown Aerospace Centre Precinct 52 Pty Limited Contact:

James Garvey