• RAAF Bases Curtin and Learmonth.
Credit: CIMIC
    RAAF Bases Curtin and Learmonth. Credit: CIMIC

CPB Contractors has been selected by the Department of Defence to undertake the early contractor involvement (ECI) development phase for the upgrades at RAAF Bases Curtin and Learmonth, with a delivery phase subject to successful completion of development.

Both bases are in Western Australia, with RAAF Base Curtin located southeast of Derby and RAAF Base Learmonth being a RAAF airbase with civilian airport operations, located south of Exmouth.

“CPB Contractors has successfully delivered upgrades at RAAF Bases Pearce, Amberley and Williamtown and will be applying this experience to ensure that normal operations continue without disruption while works are underway," said Jason Spears, CPB Contractors Managing Director.

"Our teams will be supporting the participation of local industry in line with CPB Contractors’ ongoing commitment to building industry capacity and capability through the delivery of major projects, including these two important Defence airbases.”

Works will involve upgrades to runways, taxiways, parking areas and aeronautical ground lighting, asphalting and the enhancement of culverts and drainage.

The ECI phase is expected to be completed in 2024, with construction completed in 2028.

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