Downer has been selected to deliver the planning phase of the Australian Defence Force’s proposed Woomera redevelopment program in South Australia.
Under the contract, the Downer CPB joint venture will commence design development activities for the project that will form the basis of Defence’s submission for government approval.
Pending approval and negotiations with the Downer CPB joint venture for the delivery phase, the project will deliver buildings, services and infrastructure works.
Construction is planned to commence in early 2026 and is scheduled to be completed by early 2029, with revenue split evenly between Downer and joint venture partners, CPB Contractors.
“Downer is Australia’s largest sovereign Defence partner, providing program management of Defence base redevelopments and upgrades, integrated facility and asset management across the Defence estate, and technical and professional services,” said Peter Tompkins, Downer CEO.
“Downer is proud of the role we play in supporting the growth of Australia’s Defence capability and local industry participation. We look forward to working closely with the Department of Defence to develop these important facilities, which will support Defence capability for the next 30 years, while also providing an opportunity to support Indigenous and small-to-medium enterprises across regional South Australia.”