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ANI is a Commonwealth company and a Government Business Enterprise (GBE), classified as a Public non-Financial Corporation (PnFC).

The creation of ANI followed a strategic review of the ASC Group in 2015-16, which resulted in ASC Engineering Pty Ltd (as ANI was formerly known) being separated from ASC Pty Ltd on 26 March 2017.

ANI’s primary object is to support the Commonwealth’s continuous naval shipbuilding program through:

  • acquiring, holding, managing and developing the infrastructure and related facilities used in connection with this program; and
  • efficiently and effectively managing the infrastructure (including providing access) in a manner that ensures an integrated and co-ordinated approach to delivery of all elements
    of this program.

All the share capital in ANI is owned by the Commonwealth of Australia and, as at 30 June 2019, ANI’s Shareholder Ministers were the Minister for Defence and the Minister for Finance.

In the 2018-19 financial year, ANI has expanded its operational capability and capacity, including staffing, corporate functions, systems and processes.