A Northern Territory company has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract to upgrade range facilities at four Defence training areas.
Sitzler secured the $22 million contract as the Managing Contractor for the Development Phase of the $514 million NT Training Areas and Ranges Project.
Sitzler will manage the design and development of upgrades to facilities and infrastructure at Defence training areas at Robertson Barracks, Kangaroo Flats, Mount Bundey and Bradshaw.
Under the Government’s Defence Policy for Industry Participation, Sitzler have provided a Local Industry Capability Plan with a target of 98 per cent of construction sub-contract packages to be awarded to businesses within the NT.
Minister for Defence Linda Reynolds said the announcement was a significant milestone for the US Force Posture Initiatives.
“Our NT training areas and ranges are essential for supporting the joint training needs of the ADF and our US partners,” Minister Reynolds said.
“This reinvestment is part of the Government’s commitment to the NT made under the 2015 Developing Northern Australia White Paper and the 2016 Defence White Paper."
“Since its establishment in Darwin in 1976, Sitzler is now one of the largest privately owned and operated construction companies in Northern Australia,” Senator for the NT Dr Sam McMahon said
An estimated $14 million in design sub-consultants will be engaged over the next three to four months to progress the designs for subsequent government and parliamentary approvals.
If approved, construction is scheduled to commence in late 2021 with completion anticipated by 2025.