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Capital Facilities Projects

New South Wales

Nowra - HMAS Albatross - Base Redevelopment

This project replaces existing facilities and services that are beyond economical repair. It includes redevelopment of the operational and administration support facilities. Outstanding elements include engineering services and the flight deck procedural training facilities, which are due for completion by late 2005.

This project contributes to Navy capability.

Holsworthy - Special Forces Training Facilities

This project provides specialised ranges and training facilities to support Special Forces units based at Holsworthy. Civil works are substantially complete and construction on the training facilities commenced in April 2005, with expected completion in 2007.

This project contributes to Army and joint capabilities.

Randwick - Disposal and Rationalisation - Interim Works

This project, which is related to the Defence property disposal program, will allow the disposal of surplus land at Randwick. There has been progressive remediation of the surplus land. A community centre has been constructed in preparation for transfer to the Randwick City Council for community use. Components of 9th Force Support Battalion have been relocated temporarily to another area within Randwick Barracks to facilitate the disposal project. This element will relocate to RAAF Amberley as part of another project. Key elements scheduled for 2005-06 include the development of a public environmental park and preparation of a further segment of the property for disposal. The revenue received from the sale of the property will be returned to consolidated revenue.

Richmond - RAAF Richmond - Reinvestment

This project involves a limited capital reinvestment to address pressing infrastructure deficiencies. The individual building works associated with the reinvestment project support the current operations of the Air Lift Group as well as an upgrade of the base engineering infrastructure. Construction on the squadron headquarters complex and maintenance workshops commenced in mid-2004 and completion is expected in late 2005.

This project contributes to Air Force capability.

Ermington - Ermington Pre-Disposal Site Works

The project involves preparing the 21.3 hectare site for disposal. It includes progressive site filling and stabilisation of the soil, and the installation of infrastructure services including water, electricity and telecommunications. This will enable the site to be sold progressively over the coming years. Planning is proceeding in close consultation with the Ermington Residents Committee. Stage 2 of the infrastructure work has commenced and is due for completion in late 2005.

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

The 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 that will be based at RAAF Williamtown from mid-2006. Construction work has commenced on a maintenance hangar, associated aprons and fuel facilities to support the introduction into service of the new aircraft.

This project contributes to Air Force capability.

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