Estate

Construction for the Shoalwater Bay Training Area expansion and the establishment of a new training area near Greenvale have commenced.

Defence will partner with Viva Energy Australia to manage the HMAS Cairns fuel facility.

Defence has entered into a contract with Shayher Group for the sale of the Bulimba Barracks site in Brisbane.

Lendlease has recently secured a contract with Defence to deliver the Land 4502 Project at RAAF Base Townsville.

A ceremony has been held in Rockhampton to mark the registration of an Indigenous Land Use Agreement between Defence and the Darumbal people.

Beca has been awarded a contract for the management and contract administration of national airfield maintenance works.

Defence has awarded a head contract for construction works under the Defence Force School of Signals Redevelopment Project.

Defence has awarded a $33.4 million contract to Kane Constructions for the construction of a new health centre at the Royal Military College Duntroon.

Issues surrounding contamination by potentially harmful PFAS substances around major Defence bases have resurfaced.

A new $5 million, five-story shipside support tower has been opened at BAE Systems Henderson facility.

Assistant Minister for Defence Senator David Fawcett announced on September 25 that Laing O’Rourke is the successful bidder for the Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA) expansion project.

ADM’s seventh annual Defence Estate and Base Services Summit on September 19 was the largest to date, attracting in excess of 300 delegates.

The government has approved the Defence Fuel Transformation Program, but the issue of fuel security remains largely unaddressed.

A series of initiatives are currently underway to enhance training areas in Central and North Queensland.

The MCC contract will affect facilities at HMAS Stirling, HMAS Coonawarra, HMAS Cairns, Randwick barracks, Garden Island Dockyard Precinct and will include refurbishment of existing buildings and construction of new facilities alongside wharf upgrades.