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CHAPTER 8 - Capital investment programs

Approved Major Capital Investment Program

The Approved Major Capital Investment Program comprises those projects that generally cost more than $20m and which, following approval, have been transferred from the Defence Capability Plan to the Defence Materiel Organisation to manage the acquisition phase.

Funding for approved major capital equipment projects, including project management and overhead costs, is generally provided by Defence to the DMO under separate materiel acquisition agreements for each project.

Projects costing between $20m and $100m are approved jointly by the Minister for Defence and the Minister for Finance and Deregulation. Projects costing more than $100m are approved by the National Security Committee of Cabinet.

2012-13 achievements

A total of 27 projects and studies were approved with a combined value of $4.3b. Significant among these was the Government's approval for the following:

An artist's impression of the EA-18G Growler.
  1. AIR 5349 Phase 3-EA-18G Growler Airborne Electronic Attack Capability (Growler capability and 12 additional aircraft)
  2. JP 2047 Phase 3-Terrestrial Communications
  3. SEA 1448 Phase 4A-Anzac Electronic Support System Improvements
  4. AIR 5438 Phase 1A-Lead-In-Fighter Capability Assurance Program
  5. JP 2044 Phase 4A-Digital Topographical Systems Upgrade.

Major Capital Facilities Program

The Major Capital Facilities Program develops facilities and infrastructure to support the Approved Major Capital Investment Program, sustain current capability requirements, support other government initiatives, meet legislative obligations, and assist initiatives that support Defence personnel. A significant proportion of the program funding is directed towards the provision of base engineering and infrastructure services, either in support of new projects or upgrades to existing facilities.

Approval processes for capital facilities projects vary according to value. Major capital facilities projects costing over $15m are subject to government approval and review by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works. Projects approved by the committee in 2012-13 are listed in Chapter 5 under 'External scrutiny'. Medium facilities projects of between $250,000 and $15m in value are subject to departmental or government approval, but are generally not subject to inquiry by the committee.

Phase 2 of the Single LEAP project

The ADF's Single Living Environment and Accommodation Precinct (LEAP) project is a multi-phase project to deliver up to 6,400 permanent living-in accommodation units as part of the strategy to replace substandard living-in accommodation for single Australian Defence Force personnel with new accommodation that meets contemporary standards. Single LEAP Phase 1 delivered 1,395 living-in accommodation units and was completed in December 2008.

Defence entered a contract on 28 June 2011 with the consortium Plenary Living (LEAP 2) Pty Ltd under a public-private partnership arrangement for Phase 2 of the project. Plenary Living will provide the financing, construction, operating and whole-of-life maintenance for 3,015 living-in accommodation units and support facilities at 14 Defence bases over a 33-year period. Phase 2 commenced construction in September 2011 and completion of the final package is scheduled for February 2014. The project has achieved its targets for 2012-13 and construction remains on schedule to complete the facilities on or before the contracted dates.

Work is well advanced at all sites, with the last site due for completion by February 2014. Under the public-private partnership arrangement, annual payments to the strategic partner commence after commercial acceptance of each site.

Table W9.1: List of Major Capital Investment Projects Approved by the Government in 2012‑13

      Band $m  
Table W9.1: List of Major Capital Investment Projects Approved by the Government in 2012‑13
Project No. Phase Name Approval Budget Status as at 30 June 2013
First Pass Approval
JP 3029 1 Space Surveillance Awareness - C-Band Radar <$100m 5
JP 2068 2B.2 Computer Network Defence <$100m 1
LAND 155 1 Enhanced Gap Crossing Capability <$100m 4
SEA 1000 1&2 Future Submarine Design and Construction - Submarine Propulsion Energy, Support and Integration Facility <$100m 5
Second Pass Approval
AIR 5349 3 EA-18G Growler Airborne Electronic Attack Capability (Growler capability) >$1b 1
AIR 5349 3 EA-18G Growler Airborne Electronic Attack Capability (12 additional aircraft) >$1b 1
AIR 5440 3 C130J Update Part A <$100m 5
AIR 5438 1A Lead-In-Fighter Capability Assurance Program $100m - $500m 1
JP 2008 3H Military Satellite Capability - Wideband Terrestrial Terminals <$100m 1
JP 2025 7 Jindalee Operational Radar Network - Priority Industry Capability <$100m Changed to sustainment activity - now JORN PIC Support Program CAF13
JP 2069 2 High Grade Cryptographic Equipment (Tranche 3) <$100m 5
JP 2044 4A Digital Topographical Systems (DTS) Upgrade <$100m I&S
JP 2047 3 Terrestrial Communications $100m -$500m 1
JP 2069 2 High Grade Cryptographic Equipment (Tranche 4) <$100m 5
JP 2080 2B.1 Defence Management System Improvement - Personnel Systems Modernisation <$100m 5
JP 3029 1 Space Surveillance Awareness - C-Band Radar (Tranche 1) <$100m 1
LAND 17 1C.1 Additional Lightweight Towed Howitzers <$100m 1
SEA 1439 3.1 Collins Obsolescence Management <$100m 2
SEA 1448 4A ANZAC Electronic Support System Improvements $100m - $500m 1
Other Approvals
AIR 5428 1 Pilot Training System N/A 4
AIR 6000 N/A Air Combat Capability Transition Review N/A 5
N/A N/A Capability & Technology Demonstrator (CTD) Program - Round 17 <$100m 2
SEA 1000 1&2 Future Submarine Design and Construction (Progress of Options) N/A 5
SEA 1439 5B.1 Collins Improvement Program Real Cost Increase (first tranche) <100m 1
Status:
  1. Project Underway (Contract Signed)
  2. Tender Closed
  3. Out to tender
  4. Yet to Go to Tender
  5. Various: Either contributing to more than one project or consisting of several internal phases of varying status.
Notes:
  1. Two classified projects received First Pass approval.
  2. One classified project received Second Pass approval.
  3. As part of the AIR 6000 Air Combat Capability Transition Review, AIR 5376 Phase 4 Classic Hornet Extension was approved. However, this is awaiting cost clearance/approval by the Department of Finance and Deregulation.

Approved major capital facilities projects

Table W9.2: Approved major capital facilities projects by State and Federal electorate

  $m $m $m $m $m
Table W9.2: Approved major capital facilities projects by State and Federal electorate
  Total Estimated Expenditure Cumulative Expenditure To 30 June 2013 2012 - 13 Budget Estimate 2012 - 13 Additional Estimate 2012 - 13 Actual
NEW SOUTH WALES          
Gilmore          
HMAS Albatross          
Redevelopment Stage 3 192.0 0.7 19.1 0.5 0.7
Hughes          
Moorebank Units Relocation 352.9 43.9 64.8 49.6 43.9
Defence Logistics Transformation Project [1] [11] - 53.4 - 45.9 53.4
Liverpool Military Area High Voltage Reticulation Systems Upgrade 19.6 0.1 - 8.0 0.1
Facilities for Joint Counter Improvised Explosive Device Capability [1] [12] - 0.1 - 0.3 0.1
Hunter          
Singleton          
Enhanced Land Force Stage 2 Works [1][3] - 112.3 24.0 21.2 14.7
Facilities for Joint Counter Improvised Explosive Device Capability [1] [12] - 0.0 - 0.1 0.0
MacKellar          
Pittwater Annexe          
HMAS Penguin and Pittwater Annexe Redevelopment [1][4] - 4.0 4.3 4.3 4.0
Riverina          
Kapooka          
Enhanced Land Force Stage 1 Works [1][2] - 104.7 1.2 2.0 2.6
Warringah          
HMAS Penguin          
HMAS Penguin and Pittwater Annexe Redevelopment [1][4] - 44.9 20.5 28.0 26.2
Total New South Wales 564.5 364.1 133.9 159.9 145.7
 VICTORIA          
Gippsland          
East Sale          
RAAF Base East Sale Redevelopment 185.6 11.6 25.0 25.0 11.6
Indi          
Bandiana          
Facilities for Replacement Towed Artillery (Land 17) [1][5] - 0.9 2.8 0.9 0.8
Joint Logistics Unit Warehousing 36.4 32.2 - 2.2 0.0
Gaza Ridge Barracks          
Facilities for Project Overlander (LAND 121) [1][7] - 10.8 7.8 8.0 9.4
Jagajaga          
Watsonia          
Defence Force School of Signals 101.3 90.8 2.4 3.0 1.6
McEwen          
Puckapunyal          
Enhanced Land Force Stage 1 Works [1][2] - 60.9 32.5 20.2 17.0
Facilities for Replacement Towed Artillery (Land 17) [1][5] - 1.1 2.5 1.2 1.0
Total Victoria 323.3 208.3 73.0 60.5 41.4
QUEENSLAND          
Blair          
Amberley          
RAAF Base Amberley Redevelopment Stage 3 331.5 306.4 29.2 17.0 9.2
Australian Super Hornet Weapons Facilities [8] 110.1 107.8 0.9 0.9 0.9
Heavy Air Lift Capability Permanent Facilities [1][9] - 153.9 5.2 4.1 5.1
Facilities for Project Overlander (Land 121)[1][7] - 11.7 3.9 3.2 3.8
Enhanced Land Force Stage 1 Works [1][2] - 103.0 3.1 4.2 4.6
Defence Logistics Transformation Project[1][11] - 5.8 - 5.0 5.8
           
Enoggera          
Enhanced Land Force Stage 2 Works [1][3] - 635.7 119.5 202.6 194.4
Facilities for Replacement Towed Artillery (Land 17)[1][5] - 7.4 13.0 8.7 7.3
Forde          
Canungra          
Enhanced Land Force Stage 2 Works [1][3] - 39.8 28.3 24.0 23.0
Herbert          
Townsville          
Enhanced Land Force Stage 1 Townsville Works [1][2] - 181.3 8.8 13.1 12.9
Enhanced Land Force Stage 2 Works [1][3] - 60.5 2.9 1.6 2.0
Facilities for Replacement Towed Artillery (Land 17) [1][5]] - 1.8 4.0 2.0 1.7
Facilities for Joint Counter Improvised Explosive Device  Capability [1][12] - 0.1 - 0.2 0.1
Lilley          
Damascus Barracks          
Facilities for Project Overlander  (Land 121) [1][7] - 15.2 6.2 2.8 3.3
Moncrief          
Facilities for Joint Counter Improvised Explosive Device Capability [1][12] - 0.0 - 0.1 0.0
Rankin          
Greenbank Training Area          
Enhanced Land Force Stage 2 Works [1][3] - 101.3 83.2 79.2 88.1
Ryan          
Facilities for Joint Counter Improvised Explosive Device Capability [1][12) - 0.0 - 0.1 0.0
Wide Bay          
Wide Bay Training Area          
Enhanced Land Force Stage 2 Works [1][3] - 59.7 38.7 14.2 15.1
Total Queensland 441.6 1,791.4 346.9 383.0 377.3
 SOUTH AUSTRALIA          
Barker          
Murray Bridge Training Area          
Hardened and Networked Army Facilities [1][10] - 28.1 7.1 10.3 11.6
Wakefield          
Edinburgh Defence Precinct          
Hardened and Networked Army Facilities [1][10] - 544.9 3.8 0.7 0.8
Facilities for Replacement Towed Artillery (Land 17) [1][5] - 1.0 3.2 1.1 0.9
RAAF Base Edinburgh          
Redevelopment Stage 2 99.6 94.2 6.1 12.0 14.1
Enhanced Land Force Stage 1 Works [1][2] - 19.6 5.8 4.1 0.1
Enhanced Land Force Stage 2 Works [1][3] - 33.7 19.9 21.2 19.6
Total South Australia 99.6 721.5 45.9 49.4 47.1
WESTERN AUSTRALIA          
Pearce          
RAAF Base Pearce          
Redevelopment Stage 1 142.2 136.5 7.6 3.5 5.7
Facilities for Joint Counter Improvised Explosive Device Capability [1][12] - 0.0 - 0.1 0.0
Total Western Australia 142.2 136.5 7.6 3.6 5.7
TASMANIA          
Bass          
Scottsdale Specific Nutritional Capability 18.7 8.9 9.9 7.1 8.0
Total Tasmania 18.7 8.9 9.9 7.1 8.0
NORTHERN TERRITORY          
Solomon          
Darwin          
Robertson Barracks Redevelopment 72.1 62.1 0.4 1.6 1.8
Robertson Barracks Electrical Reticulation System Upgrade 43.4 40.2 32.0 33.7 36.6
Facilities for Replacement Towed Artillery (Land 17) [1][5]] - 1.1 4.4 1.0 1.0
Defence Logistics Transformation Project [1][11] - 11.6 - 10.0 11.6
RAAF Base Darwin          
Redevelopment Stage 2 48.7 45.0 0.7 2.1 2.0
Heavy Airlift Capability Permanent Facilities[1][9] - 42.9 1.7 1.7 2.1
Facilities for Joint Counter Improvised Explosive Device Capability[1][12] - 0.0 - 0.1 0.0
Total Northern Territory 164.2 202.9 39.2 50.2 55.1
AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY          
Canberra          
Defence Facilities at HMAS Harman and Other Locations [6] - 156.1 103.9 130.0 130.2
Australian Defence Force Academy: Living-In Accommodation Refurbishment 34.7 31.8 9.5 9.3 10.1
Australian Defence Force Academy Redevelopment 98.5 44.5 41.6 40.0 39.7
Fraser          
HMAS Creswell          
Redevelopment 83.6 83.2 0.1 0.7 0.7
Total Australian Capital Territory 216.8 315.6 155.1 180.0 180.7
VARIOUS LOCATIONS [1]          
Enhanced Land Force - Facilities Stage 1 Works [2] 793.1 - - - -
Enhanced Land Force - Facilities Stage 2  Works[3] 1,457.8 - - - -
HMAS Penguin and Pittwater Annexe Redevelopment [4] 63.3 - - - -
Facilities for Replacement Towed Artillery (Land17) [5] 46.5 - - - -
Defence Facilities at HMAS Harman and Other Locations [6] 163.5 - - - -
Facilities for Project Overlander (Land 121) [7] 50.3 - - - -
Heavy Airlift Capability Permanent Facilities [9] 268.2 - - - -
Hardened and Networked Army Facilities [10] 597.4 - - - -
Defence Logistics Transformation Project [11] 752.7 - - - -
Facilities for Joint Counter Improvised Explosive Device Capability [12] 13.4 - - - -
Projects in or about to enter Defects Liability Period 801.0 - 3.5 19.3 8.9
Total Various 5,007.2 - 3.5 19.3 8.9
TOTAL 6,978.1 3,749.2 815.0 913.0 869.9
Notes
  1. These projects cross state and electoral boundaries. Expenditure estimates for 2012-13 are provided in the table per location
  2. Enhanced Land Force Stage 1 has an approved budget of $793.1m covering the following locations: RAAF Base Richmond (completed), Holsworthy (completed), Singleton (completed), Kapooka, Puckapunyal, RAAF Base Amberley, Lavarack Barracks, Townsville high Range Training Area (completed), RAAF Base Edinburgh and Campbell Barracks.
  3. Enhanced Land Force Stage 2 has an approved budget of $1,457.8m covering the following locations: Singleton, Garden Island (completed), HMAS Penguin (completed), Watsonia (completed),, Puckapunyal (completed), RAAF Base Amberley (completed), Enoggera, Canungra, Lavarack Barracks, Townsville Field Training Area,(completed) Greenbank Training Area, Wide Bay Training Area , Cultana Training Area , RAAF Base Edinburgh. Majura Field Training Area (completed) and Royal Military College Duntroon (completed).
  4. HMAS Penguin and Pittwater Annexe Redevelopment has an approved budget of $63.3m covering two locations: HMAS Penguin and the Pittwater Annexe.
  5. Facilities for Replacement Towed Artillery (LAND 17) has an approved budget of $46.5 m. This project covers six sites: Enoggera, Puckapunyal, Townsville, Edinburgh, Darwin and Bandiana.
  6. Defence Facilities at HMAS Harman and Other Locations project covers two locations: Army facilities in Victoria and Defence facilities at HMAS Harman, ACT
  7. Facilities for Project Overlander (LAND 121) has an approved budget of $50.3m.  This project covers three locations: Gaza Ridge Barracks North Bandiana, Damascus Barracks Meeandah and RAAF Base Amberley.
  8. Australian Super Hornet Facilities has a budget of $117.1m that includes both the development and delivery phase budgets leaving a delivery budget of $110.1m.
  9. Heavy Airlift Capability - Permanent Facilities has an approved budget of $268.2m covering five locations: RAAF Base Amberley, RAAF Base Edinburgh, RAAF Base Darwin, RAAF Base Townsville and RAAF Base Pearce. Construction works at RAAF Bases Townsville, Edinburgh, Pearce and Darwin are complete. Outstanding Defects Liability works remain to be completed at RAAF Base Darwin. The Cargo Compartment Trainer is an approved additional scope item being delivered at RAAF Base Amberley.
  10. Hardened and Networked Army Facilities has a budget of $623.7m which includes the development and delivery phase budgets leaving a delivery phase budget of $597.4m. Hardened and Networked Army Facilities project covers two locations: Edinburgh Defence Precinct, and Murray Bridge Training Area. This project does not include similarly named works at Robertson Barracks.
  11. Defence Logistics Transformation Project has an approved budget of $752.7m covering 6 locations: Moorebank, Amberley, Townsville, Edinburgh, Darwin and Bandiana.
  12. Facilities for Joint Counter Improvised Explosive Device Capability has an approved budget of $13.4m. The project covers ten locations: Moorebank, Singleton Training Area, Bandiana, Watsonia, Canungra, Townsville Training Area, Cultana Training Area, Edinburgh Defence Precinct, Campbell Barracks and RAAF Base Darwin. 

Table W9.3 Performance of major capital facilities projects

Table W9.3 Performance of major capital facilities projects
Location Status 2012-13 Achievements
New South Wales    
HMAS Albatross Redevelopment Stage 3 Substantially Met This project will provide upgraded and new facilities and engineering services to support naval air operations. The contract for the Delivery Phase was signed in June 2013, and construction works are expected to commence on priority facilities in early 2014. Construction of the remaining facilities is expected to commence in mid 2014. Works are scheduled to be complete in mid 2017.
Moorebank Units Relocation Met This project supports the Government's Moorebank Intermodal Terminal project on Commonwealth owned / Defence occupied land at Moorebank. The Moorebank Units Relocation project is delivering new facilities at Holsworthy Barracks to relocate affected Defence units and facilities from the proposed Moorebank Intermodal Terminal site, including the School of Military Engineering. Construction commenced in Oct 2012. Works to allow the vacation of the Moorebank site are scheduled for completion in mid 2015, with all remaining works at Holsworthy Barracks scheduled for completion in late 2015.
Liverpool Military Area High Voltage Reticulation Systems Upgrade Met This project will provide an increased energy supply and improved electrical distribution systems to the Liverpool Military Area, primarily at Holsworthy Barracks. Construction commenced in August 2013 with completion of all works currently scheduled for mid 2014.
Victoria    
East Sale - RAAF Base East Sale Redevelopment
Met This project will provide new base services infrastructure, working accommodation, Living-in-accommodation, a compliant fuel farm, new air traffic control tower, chapel, gymnasium and commercial precinct. Construction commenced in May 2013. All works are currently scheduled for completion by mid 2015.
Bandiana-Joint Logistics Unit Warehousing
Met This project provided new and upgraded warehousing, storage and ancillary support facilities at Bandiana. All works have been completed.
Watsonia - Defence Force School of Signals Substantially Met 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. All works are substantially complete with the exception of one refurbishment scope element, which is currently being assessed in relation to remaining funds available to the project.
Queensland    
Amberley - RAAF Base Amberley Redevelopment Stage 3  Substantially Met 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 2008. All works are complete with the exception of Package 6, Passive Defence Augmentation. Completion is scheduled for early 2014.
Amberley - Australian Super Hornet Facilities Met This project provided new, expanded and modified facilities and infrastructure at RAAF Base Amberley to support the introduction of the Super Hornet aircraft. Key facilities have been progressively completed from late 2009. All works have been completed.
South Australia    
RAAF Base Edinburgh - Redevelopment Stage 2 Met This project provides new working accommodation and upgrades to engineering services. Construction commenced in late 2010 and completed in June 2013.
Western Australia    
RAAF Base Pearce - Redevelopment Stage 1 Substantially Met 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. Favourable tendering conditions have allowed for the inclusion of approved deferred works. Construction commenced in 2008, with completion scheduled in mid 2014.
Tasmania    
Scottsdale Specific Nutritional Capability Met This project provides a reinvestment in the existing Defence Science and Technology Organisation nutritional capability at Scottsdale through the construction of replacement food technology laboratories and working facilities. Construction commenced in early 2012, with completion scheduled in late 2014.
Northern Territory    
Darwin - Robertson Barracks Redevelopment Substantially Met This project comprises three individual project elements: the Robertson Barracks redevelopment project; LAND 907 facilities project; and the Hardened and Networked Army (HNA) facilities project (which is separately funded and distinct from the HNA facilities project supporting the hardened and networked capability). The Robertson Barracks redevelopment project will provide new and upgraded facilities for training, emergency response, working accommodation and equipment support. The HNA facilities project will provide additional working accommodation and other support facilities. The LAND 907 and the redevelopment component is complete with only some HNA elements to be delivered. Construction commenced in 2009, with completion scheduled in late 2013.
Darwin - Robertson Barracks Electrical Reticulation System Upgrade Met This project will provide Robertson Barracks with a reliable high voltage electrical distribution system that rectifies identified deficiencies and is capable of meeting current and future demands. Construction commenced in late 2011 and was completed in August 2013.
Darwin - RAAF Base Darwin Redevelopment Stage 2 Met This project will provide new facilities and an upgrade to existing facilities including fuel farms and workshops. Construction commenced in late 2010, with completion scheduled in late 2013.
Australian Capital Territory    
Australian Defence Force Academy: Living-In Accommodation Refurbishment Met This project will refurbish existing living-in accommodation for the Australian Defence Force Academy cadets. Construction commenced in late 2010, and was completed in mid 2013.
Australian Defence Force Academy Redevelopment Met This project aims to address the functional deficiencies of the teaching, training, office and living-in accommodation and mess facilities at ADFA to meet current and future academic and military training needs. Construction commenced in November 2011 and is scheduled for completion in mid 2015.
HMAS Creswell Redevelopment Met This project provided 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. The works include upgrades to base engineering services and infrastructure, new and refurbished classrooms, office and living-in accommodation and specialised training facilities. Construction commenced in 2009. All works have been completed.
Various Locations    
Enhanced Land Force - Facilities Stage 1 Works Met This project will provide modern, purpose-built facilities and supporting infrastructure for the relocation of the 3rd Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment from Sydney to Townsville. The works involve the construction of new and refurbished accommodation and training facilities, as well as the construction of common use facilities and site infrastructure upgrades at Townsville and other Defence sites across five states. Facilities at Kapooka, Singleton, Holsworthy and Puckapunyal will provide modern accommodation and supporting infrastructure for increased Army initial employment training. At RAAF Bases Amberley, Edinburgh and Richmond, new facilities will be provided for joint enabling elements supporting the enhanced land force capabilities. Facilities at RAAF Base Richmond, Campbell Barracks Perth, Holsworthy, Singleton and, RAAF Amberley have been completed. Construction commenced in mid-2009 and completion of the remaining elements is scheduled by late 2014.
Enhanced Land Force - Facilities Stage 2 Works Substantially Met This project will provide modern purpose-built facilities and supporting infrastructure for the 8th/9th Battalion the Royal Australian Regiment and supporting elements of the Army's 7th Brigade at Gallipoli Barracks in Enoggera, Brisbane. The project includes the construction of new and refurbished accommodation and training facilities, as well as common use facilities and site infrastructure upgrades at Enoggera and other Defence sites across four States and both mainland Territories. Facilities at Townsville, Singleton, Duntroon and Watsonia will provide modern accommodation and supporting infrastructure for increased Army career training. In Sydney and at RAAF Bases Amberley and Edinburgh and at nine Defence Training Areas, new and refurbished facilities and site infrastructure upgrades will be provided for Army and joint enabling elements supporting the Enhanced Land force capabilities. Works at Garden Island and Balmoral were completed in 2010. Facilities at Garden Island, HMAS Penguin, Watsonia, Puckapunyal, RAAF Base Amberley, Townsville Field Training Area, Majura Field Training Area and Royal Military College Duntroon have been completed. Construction commenced in mid 2010 and is scheduled to be completed by late 2016.
HMAS Penguin and Pittwater Annexe Redevelopment Met This project will provide a comprehensive upgrade of base wide engineering services infrastructure, security works and working accommodation for training and support functions. Construction commenced in mid 2011 and is scheduled to be completed in late 2013.
Facilities for Replacement Towed Artillery (LAND 17) Substantially Met  This project will provide new and upgraded facilities to support the introduction into service of the new towed artillery. The works will be at six sites: Enoggera, Puckapunyal, Townsville, Edinburgh, Darwin and Bandiana. The project received Parliamentary clearance in March 2012. Construction commenced in late 2012, with completion scheduled in early 2014.
Defence Facilities at HMAS Harman and Other Locations Met This project will provide an extension to the existing Defence Network Operation Centre that controls and monitors communication activities within Defence, as well as providing new data storage facilities for other capability projects and additional support facilities for the Army. All project components were completed in July 2013.
Facilities for Project Overlander (LAND 121) Substantially Met This project will provide the facilities to enable vehicle and conversion training for drivers and vehicle maintainers at three locations: Gaza Ridge Barracks North Bandiana, Damascus Barracks Meeandah and RAAF Base Amberley. Construction commenced in early 2012. The facilities are now complete with minor defects requiring rectification by the contractors.
Heavy Airlift Capability - Permanent Facilities Met This project provided new facilities for the C-17 Globemaster III aircraft. The works include 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 in 2008. The works at RAAF Bases Amberley, Townsville, Edinburgh and Darwin were completed in late 2009. The works at RAAF Base Pearce were completed in late 2010. All works have been completed.
Hardened and Networked Army Facilities Substantially Met This project provides facilities and infrastructure to support a mechanised battle group in the Edinburgh Defence Precinct. Additional infrastructure is being provided at Murray Bridge and Cultana Training Area. The Murray Bridge works are due for completion in late 2013 and the Cultana works are expected to be completed in 2015.
Defence Logistics Transformation Project (DLTP) Substantially Met The DLTP project will construct facilities at seven locations around Australia to support a reform of Defence's logistics system. The project comprises six works packages. Works Package 1 (Defence National Storage and Distribution Centre) commenced construction in December 2012. Works Package 1 (Bandiana) is scheduled for construction commencement in late 2014. Works Package 2 (RAAF Base Amberley) commenced construction in April 2013. Works Package 3 (Lavarack Barracks) has commenced with minor works. Works Package 4 (Darwin) commenced in May 2013. Construction contractors are currently being sought through a tender process for Works Packages 5 & 6 (RAAF Base Edinburgh, Palmer Barracks and HMAS Stirling).
Facilities for Joint Counter Improvised Explosive Device Capability Partially Met The project aims to provide test and evaluation facilities at Nurrungar (Woomera, South Australia) and Edinburgh (Adelaide, South Australia), plus storage and training facilities at 14 other sites across Australia . Defence has finalised agreements with the two indigenous groups and is finalising the design. Pending further Government and Parliamentary approval, construction is expected to commence in mid 2014.

Table W9.4: status of major projects expected to be referred to the Government and/or for consideration by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works by state, federal electorate and locality

Table W9.4: status of major projects expected to be referred to the Government and/or for consideration by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works by state, federal electorate and locality
  Status as at 30 June 2013
NEW SOUTH WALES
Hughes  
Liverpool Military Area High Voltage Reticulation Systems Upgrade Expediency motion 19 September 2012
Moorebank Units Relocation Expediency motion 19 September 2012
Newcastle  
RAAF Base Williamtown Redevelopment Stage 2 Deferred
   
QUEENSLAND  
Blair  
17 Construction Squadron Redevelopment/Relocation to Amberley Deferred
   
VICTORIA  
Corio  
Point Wilson Waterside Infrastructure Remediation Deferred
Melbourne Ports  
Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) Fishermans Bend - Human Protection Performance and Security(1) Expediency motion 16 May 2013
 VARIOUS LOCATIONS  
Base Security Improvement Program Expediency motion 19 September 2012
Defence Logistics Transformation Program Expediency motion 29 November 2012
Aircraft Pavements and Airfield Lighting at RAAF Base Amberley, RAAF Base Williamtown, RAAF Base Darwin, and RAAF Base Townsville Declared to be repetitive works by Special Minister of State 13 October 2012
Aircraft Pavements and Airfield Lighting at RAAF Base Edinburgh, RAAF Base Williams and Woomera[2] In development
Facilities for Chinook Helicopter (AIR 9000 Phases 5B and 5C) In development
Facilities for Force Protection Research and Training (JP154) In development
Facilities for Air Warfare Destroyer (SEA 4000) Expediency motion 16 May 2013
Facilities for Amphibious Deployment and Sustainment Facilities (JP 2048) Expediency motion 16 May 2013
Facilities for Future Naval Aviation Combat System Support (AIR 9000 Phase 8) Expediency motion 16 May 2013
Notes
  1. This project was previously reported as "Human Protection Performance Division"
  2. Defence proposes to seek exemption from the Public Works Committee scrutiny of this project on the grounds that the work is declared repetitive in accordance with Section 18(8A) of the Public Works Act 1969.

Table W9.5: approved medium capital facilities projects and their expenditure

  $’000 $’000 $’000 $’000 $’000
Table W9.5: approved medium capital facilities projects and their expenditure
  Total Estimated Expenditure Cumulative Expenditure to 30 June 2013 2012-13 Budget Estimate 2012-13 Additional Estimate 2012-13 Actual
NEW SOUTH WALES          
Hughes          
Holsworthy          
6th Aviation Regiment - Expanded 171 Aviation Squadron Facilities 11,684 8,437 9,396 8,846 8,339
Newcastle          
RAAF Base Williamtown Corrosion Control Facility and Spray Paint Booth Facilities Upgrade 6,280 570 - 4,616 570
RAAF Base Williamtown - Hunter Water Corporation Wastewater Transfer Scheme[1] 10,201 7,450 - - 7,450
Total New South Wales 28,165 16,457 9,396 13,462 16,359
VICTORIA          
Melbourne Ports          
Thermal Test Facility-Fishermans Bend 6,600 91 - 3,630 91
Lalor          
RAAF Base Williams          
Australian Operational Concept Contingency and Stores [3] - 46 616 716 4
Total Victoria 6,600 137 616 4,346 95
QUEENSLAND          
Capricornia          
Shoalwater Bay Training Area          
Triangular Island Facility Upgrade 2,150 884 1,160 2,057 791
           
Herbert          
Lavarack Barracks          
Countermine Capability Facilities (LAND 144) [2] - 167 87 389 149
RAAF Townsville          
Australian Operational Concept Contingency and Stores [3] - 21 610 716 4
Rankin          
Greenbank Training Area          
Countermine Capability Facilities (LAND 144) [2] - 117 120 304 116
Ryan          
Enoggera          
Australian Operational Concept Contingency and Stores [3] - 14 490 716 4
Total Queensland 2,150 1,203 2,467 4,182 1,064
SOUTH AUSTRALIA          
Wakefield          
RAAF Edinburgh          
Australian Operational Concept Contingency and Stores [3] - 23 605 716 4
P&EE Port Wakefield          
Explosive Ordnance Storage[4} 15,450 13,197 - 1,700 -
Total South Australia 15,450 13,220 605 2,416 4
WESTERN AUSTRALIA          
Pearce          
RAAF Base Pearce          
Potable Water Supply Upgrade 3,144 364 1,533 3,978 11
Total Western Australia 3,144 364 1,533 3,978 11
TASMANIA          
Denison          
Derwent Barracks          
Australian Operational Concept Contingency and Stores [3] - 22 695 716 4
Total Tasmania - 22 695 716 4
NORTHERN TERRITORY          
Lingiari          
RAAF Base Tindal          
Mount Bundey Training Area - Medical Facility 4,260 4,065 2,677 3,611 3,541
Corrosion Control Facility 4,465 28 2,675 1,964 24
Solomon          
Darwin          
Australian Operational Concept Contingency and Stores [3] - 22 1,377 716 4
Naval Fuel Installation Rectification 10,690 8,204 10 1,027 375
Larrakeyah Barracks          
Stormwater Infrastructure Works 2,463 2,254 - 900 900
Robertson Barracks          
Countermine Capability Facilities (LAND 144) [2] - 170 235 430 165
1st Aviation Regiment Facilities Upgrade 2,250 1,062 95 - 36
Total Northern Territory 24,128 15,805 7069 8,648 5,045
VARIOUS LOCATIONS          
Countermine Capability Facilities (LAND 144)[2] 1,420 - - - -
Australian Operational Concept Contingency and Stores [3] 7,900 - - - -
Projects in or about to enter Defects Liability Period - - - 3,251 1,958
Total Various 9,320 - - 3,251 1,958
TOTAL 88,957 47,208 22,381 40,999 24,540
Notes
  1. Project approved after publication of the Defence Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements 2012-13.
  2. Countermine Capabilities Facilities (LAND 144) has a budget of $1.420m covering five locations; Holsworthy Barracks, Lavarack Barracks, Greenbank Training Area, Gallipoli Barracks, Enoggera and Robertson Barracks. Construction works at Holsworthy and Enoggera are complete.
  3. Australian Operational Concept Contingency Vehicles & Stores has a budget of $7.900m covering six locations; RAAF Bases Williams, Darwin, Townsville, Edinburgh, and Gallipoli and Derwent Barracks.
  4. P&EE Port Wakefield Ordnance Storage: Total Expenditure is $15,460,000. The Portfolio Additional Estimates 2012-13 included a figure of $13,182,000 which is a misstatement.

Medium capital projects for consideration in 2012-2013

Table W9.6: Proposed medium capital projects for consideration in 2012-13

Table W9.6: Proposed medium capital projects for consideration in 2012-13
State Federal Electorate Locality Status
New South Wales      
  Calare Bathurst Regional Airport: Australian Air Force Cadets Approved
  Newcastle RAAF Base Williamtown: Corrosion Control Facility Upgrade Approved
  Newcastle Hunter Water corporation Wastewater Transfer Scheme - RAAF Williamtown [1] Approved
  Warringah HMAS Penguin - ADF Centre for Mental Health Facility Approved
South Australia      
  Grey Woomera Prohibited Area: Disposal Explosive Ordnance Storage Facilities Withdrawn
  Wakefield Port Wakefield: Vibration Testing Facility In development
Northern Territory      
  Solomon RAAF Base Darwin: Flood Mitigation Works In development
Various   ASLAV Additional Facilities In development
    JP 2048 Phase 3LHD Landing Craft Support Facilities In development
Note:
  1. Project approved after publication of the Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements 2012-13.

Table W9.7: Single LEAP Phase 2 (BY State, Federal Electorate, and Locality including Units and Capital Cost)

State/Site Living In Accommodation Capital Cost (Nominal) Federal Electorate Completion Date
Table W9.7: Single LEAP Phase 2 (BY State, Federal Electorate, and Locality including Units and Capital Cost)
  Units $m    
New South Wales        
RAAF Base Wagga 50 $14.7m Riverina August 2013
Blamey Barracks, Kapooka 90 $24.6m Riverina August 2013
HMAS Albatross, Nowra 170 $39.4m Gilmore September 2013
Victoria        
South Bandiana, AWMA 50 $14.5m Indi September 2013
Simpson Barracks, Watsonia 120 $28.8m Jaga Jaga October 2013
Puckapunyal Military Area 201 $56.7m McEwen October 2013
Queensland        
Lavarack Barracks, Townsville - Stage 1 272 $69.5m Herbert Completed October 2012
Lavarack Barracks, Townsville - Stage 2 270 $59.8m Herbert Completed July 2013
South Australia        
Edinburgh Military Precinct, Elizabeth - Stage 1 200 $45.7m Wakefield CompletedDecember 2012
RAAF Base Edinburgh, Elizabeth - Stage 2 232 $43.6m Wakefield CompletedJuly 2013
Western Australia        
HMAS Stirling, Rockingham 269 $59.3m Brand CompletedDecember 2012
Campbell Barracks, Swanbourne 60 $16.3m Curtin  CompletedJuly 2013
Northern Territory        
HMAS Coonawarra, Larrakeyah Barracks, Darwin 232 $71.9m Solomon CompletedJune 2013
Robertson Barracks, Palmerston - Stage 1 334 $99.8m Solomon CompletedJanuary 2013
Robertson Barracks, Palmerston- Stage 2 352 $71.4m Solomon February 2014
Australian Capital Territory        
ADFA, Campbell 80 $18.9m Fraser December 2013
RMC Duntroon, Campbell 33 $12.3m Fraser December 2013
TOTAL 3,015 $747.2m