Major Capital Facilities Program 2007-08

Approved major capital facilities projects

Performance of major capital facilities projects
Location Performance
New South Wales
Headquarters Joint Operations Command (HQJOC) — Provision of Command, Control, Communications, Computing and Intelligence (C4I) Systems Substantially achieved. The new HQJOC facility is located approximately 11 kilometres south-west of Bungendore, NSW. The acquisition of C4I systems commenced in August 2005, and is scheduled for completion in November 2008.
Holsworthy—Special Forces Training Facilities Substantially achieved. Final fit out of the ranges with specialised target systems is scheduled for completion in late 2008.
Holsworthy — Special Operations Working Accommodation and Base Redevelopment Stage 1 Achieved. Key facilities were completed and occupied as planned in 2007-08. Completion of the project is currently scheduled for 2009.
Holsworthy — 171 Aviation Squadron Relocation Substantially achieved. Construction of the permanent working accommodation and supporting infrastructure is well advanced and scheduled for completion in 2009.
Ermington — Pre-Disposal Site Works Substantially achieved. This project involves preparing the former Naval Stores site at Ermington for disposal. Second and final stage of the infrastructure works is scheduled for completion in late 2008.
Williamtown — RAAF Williamtown Redevelopment Stage 1 and Airborne Early Warning Substantially achieved. This project has provided a major upgrade to the base infrastructure The remaining project element, construction of an Ordnance Loading Complex, commenced in September 2008, with completion anticipated in 2009.
New South Wales and Victoria
RAAF College Relocation — RAAF Wagga and RAAF East Sale Achieved. This project relocated the RAAF College from RAAF Williams (Point Cook) and RAAF Edinburgh to RAAF East Sale and RAAF Wagga. The project provided working accommodation, training facilities, and living-in accommodation for college staff and students. Key facilities were completed and occupied by RAAF College in early 2008. This project is now substantially complete, with only minor elements of the project outstanding.
Victoria
Watsonia — Defence Force School of Signals Partially achieved. This project will provide new working accommodation, improved security arrangements and upgraded living-in accommodation for the Defence Force School of Signals at Simpson Barracks. Construction commenced in October 2008 after delays were experienced in tendering the works. The project is scheduled for completion in 2011.
Monegeetta — Land Engineering Agency Test Services Relocation Achieved. This project will relocate existing land materiel test and evaluation functions currently conducted at Maribyrnong to new facilities at Monegeetta. Parliamentary clearance was obtained in March 2008. Construction is expected to commence in late 2008 and be completed in 2010.
Queensland
Amberley — RAAF Amberley Redevelopment Stage 2 Achieved. This project provided new facilities to support the relocation of the 9th Force Support Battalion and the Multi— Role Tanker Transport to RAAF Amberley and included upgrading the base's trunk engineering services. All key facilities have been completed and occupied. Minor elements of the project remain to be completed in 2008.
Amberley — RAAF Amberley Redevelopment Stage 3 Achieved. This project will provide new trainee living-in accommodation and messing facilities, physical fitness facilities, office, medical and working accommodation, consolidation of maintenance facilities, construction of a new fuel farm and a base security upgrade. Construction commenced in April 2008, with key facilities expected to be completed progressively from 2010 through to late 2011.
Heavy Air Lift Capability — Permanent Facilities Achieved. This project will provide new facilities for the introduction into service of the C-17 Globemaster III heavy lift aircraft. This includes a headquarters, maintenance facilities, air movements and cargo facilities, a simulator, warehousing and support facilities and airfield pavement works at the Amberley home base. The upgrading of airfield pavements, movements and cargo facilities and supporting infrastructure at RAAF Bases Edinburgh, Townsville, Darwin and Pearce will also be included. Construction commenced at Amberley in April 2008, and is expected to be complete by late 2010.
Enoggera — Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Facilities Achieved. This project provided facilities to support the introduction of the tactical unmanned aerial vehicle capability and collocation of the Regimental Headquarters at Enoggera. This project is now complete.
Enoggera — Base Redevelopment Stage 1 Achieved. This project will provide refurbished working accommodation for Headquarters 7th Brigade, address shortcomings in base engineering services infrastructure, and rationalise and modernise existing catering and messing facilities. Parliamentary clearance was obtained in June 2008. Construction is expected to commence in late 2008, and be completed in 2010.
Canungra — Kokoda Barracks Redevelopment Achieved. This project provided upgraded training and mess facilities, working accommodation, and living-in accommodation for the Army training units located at Kokoda Barracks. The project also included the upgrading of infrastructure services. All key facilities have been completed. Minor works remain to be completed by the end of 2008.
Cairns — HMAS Cairns Redevelopment Achieved. This project provides a combination of new and refurbished facilities to accommodate a full range of operational and support functions at HMAS Cairns including appropriate berthing space and shore services to accommodate all vessels to be home-ported. Key facilities were completed and occupied as planned in 2007-08. The project is expected to be completed in 2009.
Townsville — Lavarack Barracks Stage 4 Achieved. This project will provide upgraded working accommodation for various Army elements located at Lavarack Barracks. The first phase of the project was completed on schedule in 2008. The project is expected to be complete in 2011.
Townsville — RAAF Townsville Troop Lift Helicopter Facilities Achieved. This project provided a combination of new and refurbished facilities to support the introduction of the new troop lift helicopter at 5th Aviation Regiment. This project is now complete.
South Australia
Edinburgh Defence Precinct — Hardened and Networked Army Facilities Achieved. This project will provide facilities and infrastructure to support the establishment of a mechanised battle group in the Edinburgh Defence Precinct with additional infrastructure also at Murray Bridge and in the Cultana training area. Parliamentary clearance was obtained in June 2008. Construction is expected to commence in late 2008. While the project is not planned to be complete until 2012, progressive occupation of facilities is expected to start in late 2010.
Western Australia
RAAF Pearce — Redevelopment Stage 1 Substantially achieved. This project will provide new and refurbished operational, training, domestic support and aircraft maintenance facilities, improvements and upgrading of engineering services and demolition of redundant facilities. Preparatory works commenced in July 2008, after delays were experienced in procuring the managing contractor. The project is expected to be completed in 2011.
Northern Territory
Katherine — RAAF Tindal — Redevelopment Stage 5 Achieved. This project will expand and upgrade existing working accommodation, construct new working accommodation and augment electrical and water supply infrastructure. Parliamentary clearance was obtained in June 2008. Construction is expected to commence in 2009, with completion expected in 2011.
Katherine — RAAF Tindal Airborne Early Warning and Control Facilities Achieved. This project will provide facilities and infrastructure at RAAF Tindal to support the introduction of the new airborne early warning and control aircraft. The scope of work includes new taxiways, operational facilities and working accommodation. Parliamentary clearance was obtained in June 2008. Construction is expected to commence in 2009, with completion expected in 2010.
Timber Creek — Bradshaw Field Training Area Infrastructure Partially achieved. This project provides engineering services and infrastructure to allow the use of Bradshaw as a field training area for the 1st Brigade. Works include roads, training force maintenance area, base camp, range control and caretaker facilities. The residual works are scheduled for completion by late 2008.
Darwin — Darwin Naval Base Patrol Boat Facilities Substantially achieved. This project provides upgraded facilities at the Darwin Naval Base for the new Armidale class patrol boats. Minor elements of the project remain outstanding. Delays have been experienced in obtaining satisfactory tenders for these works. The project is scheduled for completion in early 2009.
Darwin — Robertson Barracks Redevelopment Achieved. This project comprises three individual project elements: the Robertson Barracks Redevelopment project; facilities for the LAND 907 Main Battle Tank Replacement project; and the Hardened and Networked Army (HNA) facilities project. The Robertson Barracks Redevelopment will provide new and upgraded facilities for training, emergency response, working accommodation and equipment support. The LAND 907 facilities project will provide parking and working accommodation for heavy tank transport vehicles and other tank support services. The HNA project will provide additional working accommodation and other support facilities. Parliamentary clearance was obtained in June 2008. Construction is expected to commence in 2009, with completion expected in 2011.
Darwin — RAAF Darwin Redevelopment Stage 2 Achieved. This project will upgrade existing facilities including fuel farms and workshops and construct a new logistics headquarters. Parliamentary clearance was obtained in June 2008. Construction is expected to commence in 2009, with completion expected in 2011.
Australian Capital Territory
HMAS Creswell Redevelopment Partially achieved. This project will provide new and upgraded facilities for the training of Navy officers upon initial entry and senior sailors in the areas of leadership, management and personal development. Parliamentary clearance was obtained in March 2008. Construction is expected to commence in 2009, with completion expected in 2011.
Malaysia
RMAF Butterworth — Australian Defence Force Facilities Rationalisation Achieved. The project will provide three new headquarters buildings, a combined armoury, a sewerage treatment plant, and will refurbish some other existing support facilities. Preparatory works commenced in April 2008, and the project is expected to be complete in 2010.
Various
Multi Role Helicopter Facilities Achieved. This project will provide a range of helicopter shelters, maintenance and operational facilities, simulator buildings and deeper maintenance facilities to support the introduction of the Multi Role Helicopter aircraft at RAAF Townsville, Army Bases Oakey and Enoggera and HMAS Albatross. Parliamentary clearance was obtained in June 2008. Construction is expected to commence in late 2008 and be complete in 2010.