Land Environment Working Group

The Land Environment Working Group (LEWG) is a semi-annual symposium hosted by the Director General Land Development Branch, Capability Development Group and Industry Co-Chair. The LEWG aims to present the focus and direction of the Branch within the scope of Capability Development. Using a series of briefings and discussions the LEWG provides updates on major projects, emerging trends in the Land Environment while providing industry an opportunity to meet directly with Land Development officers to discuss the status of current projects. The LEWG is open to all interested representatives of small-to-medium enterprise and large corporations, both within Australia and abroad.

The next iteration of the Land Environment Working Group will be conducted at the National Convention Centre in Canberra. We are taking registration details for LEWG on 11 April at the National Convention Centre in Canberra. Please respond by email to with your name, email, phone number and company.

Please note that this email is updated from the DEFGRAM due to network requirements.

While we are still tailoring the morning sessions, after lunch will be focussed on the Capability Development Programs. The 9 Programs are listed below. Please list which Program presentations you would like to attend in the afternoon.

  • Land C3
  • Army Aviation
  • Special Operations
  • Soldier Combat Systems
  • Combat Support
  • Armored Fighting Vehicles
  • Mobility Systems
  • Combat Service Support

The full agenda will be released and emailed to participants prior to the meeting.

The morning session will be limited to 250 seats in the main auditorium. With this in mind, please coordinate your company's responses so that we can achieve maximum participation across Industry.

Registrations will close on 31 March or when all available seats are reserved.

The LEWG secretariat maintains a virtual community hosted on Govdex. The Govdex site is the primary source of information for upcoming events and aims to facilitate increased communication between representatives from Land Development and industry. Please contact MAJ John Engroos to request access to the LEWG Govdex community.

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