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Capital Facilities Projects (-$35.1m)

New South Wales

Eden - Naval Ammunitioning Facility

Achieved

This project provided a naval ammunitioning facility to replace both the former facility at Newington on the Sydney Olympics site and the Point Wilson interim facility. Construction of the wharf and the ammunition storage depot commenced in March 2002 and March 2003 respectively and was completed in October 2003 and March 2004 respectively.

This project contributes to Navy capability.

Nowra - HMAS Albatross - Base Redevelopment

Partially Achieved

This project replaces existing facilities and services that are beyond economical repair and includes the redevelopment of the operational and administration support facilities. Major work elements that have been completed include aircraft support, storage and maintenance facilities, the air traffic control tower, explosive ordnance facilities, training facilities and aircraft pavements. During 2003-04, design of the flight deck procedural trainer has progressed, some elements of engineering services have been delivered and demolition works have been completed. Outstanding elements, such as engineering services and the flight deck procedural training facilities, are now due for completion by late 2005 given delays associated with National Code of Practice issues.

This project contributes to Navy capability.

Holsworthy - Special Forces Training Facilities

Achieved

This project forms part of the project previously referred to as the Holsworthy Redevelopment and Special Forces Infrastructure project. That project is now to be delivered in two separate packages - the approved Holsworthy Special Forces Training Facilities and the unapproved Holsworthy Special Operations Working Accommodation and Base Redevelopment Stage 1. The training facilities project provides specialised ranges and training facilities to support Special Forces units based at Holsworthy. The Federal Executive Council provided exemption from consideration of the project by the Joint Standing Committee on Public Works on 27 May 2004. Design work was completed in August 2004, with construction expected to commence in November 2004 and completion expected by October 2006.

This project contributes to Army and joint capabilities.

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Randwick - Disposal and Rationalisation - Interim Works

Achieved

This project, which is related to the Defence property disposal program, will allow the disposal of surplus land at Randwick and associated redevelopment of the portion of the barracks to be retained. To date, there has been progressive remediation of the surplus land, together with infrastructure works, to allow its release. Construction of the interim works commenced in June 2004 and completion of the works is expected in September 2005.

This project contributes to Army capability.

Richmond - RAAF Richmond - Reinvestment

Partially Achieved

This project involves a limited capital reinvestment to address pressing infrastructure deficiencies. The building works associated with the reinvestment project will support the current operations of the Air Lift Group as well as providing an upgrade of the base engineering infrastructure. The project received Parliamentary approval in October 2003. National Code of Practice issues raised throughout the tendering process caused a delay in the commencement of construction activities. Construction commenced in June 2004 and will be completed by the end of 2005.

This project contributes to Air Force capability.

Ermington - Pre-Disposal Site Works

Partially Achieved

This project involves preparing the Ermington site for disposal. It includes two elements: progressive site filling and stabilisation of the soil, and the installation of infrastructure services. This will enable the site to be sold progressively over the coming years. The off-site works commenced in December 2003 with the on-site works commencing in February 2004. The sale of Stage 1 was achieved on schedule in June 2004. Stage 2 is planned to be sold by June 2005. Planning of the site is proceeding in close consultation with the Ermington Residents' Committee.

This project contributes to Command of Operations.

Williamtown - RAAF Williamtown - Redevelopment Stage 1 and Airborne Early Warning and Control Works

Achieved

This project provides a range of new and redeveloped facilities and infrastructure necessary for the introduction into service of the airborne early warning and control capability at RAAF Williamtown. Construction of the No. 2 Squadron Headquarters facility and initial infrastructure was completed in March 2004. The managing contractor for the remaining works has been appointed and the planning phase is complete, with construction expected to commence in late November 2004. Total estimated expenditure for this project has been reduced from $149m to $129.9m to reflect the turnkey project for airborne early warning and control support centre being delivered by Boeing at $19.8m with funds held in the major capital equipment program. The total estimated facilities cost has been adjusted accordingly.

This project contributes to Air Force capability.

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