Building on discussions at ADM’s Northern Australia Defence Summit in Darwin this week, Stephanie Males and Nick Tate from PwC provide insight into the challenges involved with delivering defence infrastructure in the country’s north.

Beca has been contracted for a further 12-month extension to support the Directorate of Estate and Land Management implement and maintain an assurance program that continually improves the serviceability of the Defence estate.

The Anglesea Paterson Project includes significant upgrades to infrastructure and facilities at Hobart’s Anglesea Barracks, as well as a new facility and redevelopment of defence infrastructure in Launceston.

Preliminary works are underway to build the Northern Territory’s largest fuel storage facility in Darwin, with construction slated to begin shortly.

A major redevelopment of a Port Melbourne research facility used by Australia’s best Defence scientists will support 280 jobs during construction and provide a boost to the Victorian economy of more than $200 million.

Site works are underway to redesign and upgrade the first of three radars critical to protecting Australia’s northern coastline and airspace.

The MOU reflects a generational change in how base services can be delivered, with a focus on improving efficiency and sustainability.

Sitzler has been engaged as the Managing Contractor for the $747 million Northern Territory Training Areas and Ranges Upgrades Project.

Indigenous construction company Tiwi Partners has been awarded a $107.8 million contract to deliver facilities at Delamere Air Weapon Range.

Indigenous construction company Indigenous construction company Tiwi Partners has been contracted to deliver a $7 million explosive ordnance storage facility at RAAF Base Darwin.

The works will include the replacement of the original hardstand at Gallipoli Barracks to enable the second Combat Engineer Regiment to move its plant equipment.

A joint venture between Perth-based companies Duratec and Ertech has been awarded a $52 million contract to lead an extension and upgrade of the HMAS Stirling Oxley Wharf to service a growing naval fleet.

The government is encouraging prospective industry partners to step up and share in the fourth generation of lucrative contracts delivering services to Defence bases.

Barpa Pty Ltd, an Indigenous construction company, has been awarded contracts to upgrade Puckapunyal and HMAS Waterhen.

The factory will use 'state-of-the-art equipment', including a 1200-tonne hot forging press, to produce advanced 155mm calibre projectiles for the ADF as well as export markets.

Defence has announced an investment in the redevelopment of critical infrastructure at Irwin Barracks in Karrakatta.