Kennelly Constructions, an Indigenous construction and facility maintenance business, has been awarded a $3.8 million contract for works at Gallipoli Barracks in Brisbane.
“Brisbane-based Kennelly Constructions is a prominent Indigenous business providing opportunities for Indigenous Australians, while delivering a wide range of civil, electrical, building and maintenance services across Australia," Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price said.
“Importantly, Kennelly Constructions is aiming to achieve 100 per cent local content for the project, which is fantastic news for the local economy.
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, reducing heavy vehicle movement close to the perimeter of the Base.
Construction will start in September and is expected to be finished by August next year.