Lendlease has recently secured a contract with the Department of Defence to deliver the Land 4502 Project at RAAF Base Townsville.
The project includes the construction of new facilities and infrastructure, and upgrading of some of the existing facilities, to support three additional Chinook Helicopters (CH-47F) for 5th Aviation Regiment.
Dale Connor, Chief Executive Officer Building Australia said the appointment reinforced Lendlease’s local Defence capability and commitment to the Townsville region.
“Lendlease has been delivering work at RAAF Base Townsville for more than 10 years. Securing the Land 4502 Project allows our North Queensland team to transition from the recently completed Replacement Chinook Facilities Project and continue our work promoting increased Indigenous and local industry participation,” he said.
“With the support of Defence, we have developed a Local Industry Capability Plan for the Land 4502 Project that not only identifies subcontract, employment and training opportunities, but also ensures that wherever possible, the project spend is directed into the local economy.
“Our recent work on the Replacement Chinook Facilities Project at RAAF Base Townsville injected around $39 million into the local economy, with 72 per cent of subcontract packages being awarded to local businesses.”
The Land 4502 Project will provide opportunity for approximately 85 full time jobs onsite at peak times.
Work has commenced and is due for completion in late 2020.