Estate

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.

A P-8A simulator training system, improved hangars and an extended runway form the bulk of the spend

The annual ADM Defence Estate and Base Services Summit was held in Canberra on September 19, attracting over 300 delegates and a range of local and international speakers from across Defence and industry.

The pilot projects will require tenderers bidding for major capital facilities projects to state clearly how they have engaged with local industry in providing their tendered solution.

A leading global defence consultancy has secured a number of projects through the DEIG – DIP arrangement with the Department of Defence.

The fifth annual ADM Defence Estate and Base Services Summit was held in Canberra on September 21, attracting delegates from across Defence, government and industry. The event this year was the biggest ever, with over 250 people attending the one-day conference.

The Force Posture Agreement signed between the Australian and US governments will see the Defence footprint in the NT grow significantly in the next few years.

It is now 12 months since the revolutionary Base Services contracts were signed with industry and it can be argued that there is now sufficient water under the bridge to judge how successful (or otherwise) they have been.