Defence has announced an investment in the redevelopment of critical infrastructure at Irwin Barracks in Karrakatta.
Local Western Australian construction company, Doric Contractors, has been selected to manage the development phase of the major infrastructure upgrades.
Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price said the $360.5 million Irwin Barracks redevelopment project would create more jobs and maximise opportunities for WA businesses.
“About 90 per cent of the workforce for the Irwin Barracks redevelopment is going to be sourced locally,” Minister Price said.
Minister Price said the project would see Irwin Barracks receive refurbished and consolidated cadet, recreation, headquarters and training facilities; living in and office accommodation; and workshops.
“The significant investment in new, upgraded and consolidated facilities and infrastructure is designed to maintain the evolving needs of the ADF, and support defence capability,” Minister Price said.
Subject to Government and Parliamentary approvals, works are expected to commence at Irwin Barracks in mid-2023, with construction completion in mid-2026.