Table A4.2 Performance of major capital facilities projects
Location Status 2008-09 Achievements
New South Wales
Headquarters Joint Operations Command - Provision of Command, Control, Communications, Computing, Intelligence Systems, Land Acquisition and Other Costs Achieved This project delivered the new Headquarters Joint Operations Command facility near Bungendore NSW (provided under public private partnership arrangements) with command, control, communications, and computing and intelligence systems. The project included land acquisition, relocation and project management costs necessary to establish the new capability for effective command and control of ADF operations. Remaining activities include finalisation of land acquisition with one landowner and rectification of defects.
Holsworthy-Special Operations Working Accommodation and Base Redevelopment Stage 1 Substantially Achieved This project provides facilities to support Special Operations Command elements including the Tactical Assault Group (East) and the Incident Response Regiment. It also includes an upgrade of the base infrastructure. Key working accommodation and supporting base infrastructure upgrades were completed in October 2008. The remaining works are scheduled for completion in 2010.
Holsworthy-171 Aviation Squadron Relocation Substantially Achieved This project provides facilities to support 171 Aviation Squadron. The key facilities were completed and occupied in March 2009. The remaining works are scheduled for completion in 2010.
Williamtown-RAAF Base Williamtown Redevelopment Stage 1 and Airborne Early Warning and Control Works and Multi Role Tanker Transport Pavement Works Achieved This project has provided a major upgrade to the base infrastructure. The project also included the construction of a new headquarters building, hangar and working accommodation for the airborne early warning and control capability. The remaining project element, construction of an ordnance loading complex, commenced in 2008 and is expected to be completed in late 2009.
Victoria
Bandiana-Joint Logistics Unit Victoria Warehousing Substantially Achieved This project will provide new and upgraded warehousing, storage and ancillary support facilities at Bandiana. Construction commenced in May 2009 and is expected to be completed in 2010.
Watsonia-Defence Force School of Signals 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, and is on the revised schedule following initial delays experienced in tendering the works. Completion is expected 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. Construction commenced in January 2009, and is on a revised schedule following initial delays experienced in tendering the works. Completion is expected in 2010.
Puckapunyal Redevelopment Achieved This project will address a number of shortcomings in existing training facilities, engineering infrastructure, security provisions and personnel facilities at the base. Procurement of a construction contractor is progressing on schedule for construction to start in the second half of 2009. Completion is expected in 2011.
Queensland
Amberley-RAAF Base 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 is ahead of schedule, with key facilities expected to be completed progressively in the second half of 2009. Completion is expected in 2011.
RAAF Base Amberley-Australian Super Hornet Facilities Achieved This project will provide new, expanded and modified facilities and infrastructure at RAAF Base Amberley to support the introduction into service of the Super Hornet aircraft. Construction commenced in early 2009 and is on schedule for completion by late 2010.
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. The construction phase of the project was completed in July 2009.
Townsville-Lavarack Barracks Stage 4 Achieved This project will provide upgraded working accommodation for various Army elements located at Lavarack Barracks. Facilities for B Squadron 3rd/4th Cavalry Regiment were completed on schedule in 2009. Construction of the facilities for 4th Field Regiment and 3rd Combat Engineer Regiment are progressing on schedule.
Enoggera-Base Redevelopment
Stage 1
Achieved This project will provide new working accommodation for Headquarters 7th Brigade, address shortcomings in base engineering services, and provide a new combined catering and messing facility. Construction commenced in late 2008 and is progressing on schedule. Completion is expected in 2010.
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. Some additional infrastructure will also be provided at Murray Bridge and in the Cultana Training Area. Construction commenced in late 2008, and the works are progressing on schedule. While the project is not expected to be completed until 2012, facilities are expected to be progressively available for occupation starting in December 2010.
RAAF Base Edinburgh - Redevelopment Stage 2 Achieved This project will provide new working accommodation and upgrades to engineering services. Parliamentary clearance was obtained on 28 May 2009. Procurement of construction contractors is progressing on schedule for construction to start in the second half of 2009. Completion is expected in 2011.
Western Australia
RAAF Base Pearce-Redevelopment Stage 1 Partially 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. Construction commenced in July 2008. Progress has been affected by delays in procuring subcontractors. Notwithstanding these delays, the project is expected to be completed on schedule in 2011.
Northern Territory
Katherine-RAAF Base Tindal Redevelopment Stage 5 Substantially Achieved This project comprises a number of elements to expand and upgrade existing working accommodation, construct new working accommodation and to augment electrical and water supply infrastructure. Progress has been affected by delays in procuring the managing contractor for the project. Procurement of subcontractors is on schedule. Construction is expected to start in the second half of 2009, with completion in 2011.
Katherine-RAAF Base Tindal Airborne Early Warning and Control Facilities Partially achieved This project will provide facilities and infrastructure at RAAF Base Tindal to support the introduction into service of the new airborne early warning and control aircraft. The scope of work includes new taxiways, operational facilities and working accommodation. Progress has been affected by delays in procuring the managing contractor for the project. Construction is expected to start in the second half of 2009 and is due for completion in 2011.
Timber Creek-Bradshaw Field Training Area Infrastructure Achieved This project provides engineering services and infrastructure to allow the use of Bradshaw as a field training area for the 1st Brigade. The construction phase of this project was completed in early 2009.
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 works remain to be finalised in the second half of 2009.
Darwin-Robertson Barracks Redevelopment Partially achieved This project comprises three individual project elements: the Robertson Barracks Redevelopment project; LAND 907 facilities project; and the Hardened and Networked Army 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 Hardened and Networked Army project will provide additional working accommodation and other support facilities. While delays have been experienced in contracting the managing contractor, construction is expected to start in late 2009 and be completed in 2012.
Darwin-RAAF Base Darwin Redevelopment Stage 2 Substantially Achieved This project will upgrade existing facilities including fuel farms and workshops and construct a new logistics headquarters. Design work is well advanced and procurement of contractors is progressing satisfactorily. Construction is expected to start in late 2009 and be completed in 2011.
Australian Capital Territory
HMAS Creswell Redevelopment 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. Construction commenced in June 2009. The project completion date has been revised to mid 2011 to reflect an extended design and procurement phase.
Defence Signals Directorate-ACT Accommodation Achieved This project provides working accommodation for the Defence Signals Directorate. Construction commenced in January 2009 and is progressing on schedule. Completion is expected by early 2010.
Malaysia
RMAF Butterworth-Australian Defence Force Facilities Rationalisation Achieved The project will provide three new headquarters buildings, a combined armoury, a sewage treatment plant, and will refurbish some other existing support facilities. Construction commenced in 2008 and is on schedule for completion in 2010.
Various Locations
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 into service of the Multi Role Helicopter aircraft. The project will involve a mix of new facilities, refurbishment and adaptive reuse of existing facilities. The proposed facilities and infrastructure will be located at RAAF Base Townsville, the Army Aviation Centre (Oakey), HMAS Albatross (Nowra), and Gallipoli Barracks, Enoggera (Brisbane). Construction works is progressing on schedule at all four sites, with progressive completion expected to start by early 2010.
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. The scope of the project includes a headquarters, maintenance facilities, air movements and cargo facilities, a simulator, warehousing and support facilities an airfield pavement works at the RAAF Base 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 is on schedule, with key facilities at RAAF Bases Darwin, Edinburgh, Townsville and Amberley expected to be completed progressively starting in the second half of 2009.

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