Almost $16 million and $34 million will be invested in the delivery of vehicle workshops, hardstands and shelters in Hobart, Tasmania and Swanbourne, Western Australia, respectively, to support the modernisation of the Australian Army and RAAF vehicle fleet.
Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price announced Lendlease will deliver fit-for-purpose facilities and infrastructure to sustain the new fleet of trucks and trailers being procured for the ADF.
According to a statement from Defence, the Hobart project has an expected peak workforce of about 40 people per day during its 16-month construction period, and the Swanbourne project about 50 people per day during its three-year construction.
“This is part of a larger, $150 million national infrastructure project that will deliver supporting infrastructure for the sustainment and maintenance of the Australian Defence Force’s next-generation defence logistics vehicle fleet,” Minister Price said.
“This vehicle fleet is capable of supporting combat operations, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations, and training to ensure the Australian Defence Force is prepared for both current and future operations.
“Lendlease is committed to achieving a target of 90 per cent local workforce participation for the works being delivered at Derwent Barracks (TAS), and a target of 85 per cent local workforce participation for the works being delivered at Campbell Barracks (WA).”
Work on the Derwent Barracks works being delivered under the Land 121 Stage 5B project is expected to be complete by late 2022, while work on the Campbell Barracks works is expected to be completed by mid-2024.
Work on the Derwent Barracks works and Campbell Barracks works being delivered under the Land 121 Stage 5B project are expected to be complete by late 2022 and mid-2024 respectively.