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Mar 19

Central Queensland businesses to reap up to $4 million with early work for the military training area expansion

Central Queensland businesses are already benefiting from the economic opportunities being generated by the expansion of the Shoalwater Bay Training Area under the Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative, Assistant Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon David Fawcett, said today.

Minister Fawcett today met with the Managing Contractor, Laing O’Rourke, and locally engaged engineering and design businesses delivering key aspects of the Shoalwater Bay Training Area expansion.

So far, 16 companies from Rockhampton, Yeppoon, Gladstone and the surrounding region have been participating in the project in partnership with the head contractors. This work is anticipated to bring approximately AUD 4 million into the local economy.

Click here to read Minister Fawcett’s announcement.

Mar 13

Military training area on track

Assistant Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon David Fawcett, today welcomed the reinstatement of Laing O’Rourke’s building licence.

Laing O’Rourke is the Managing Contractor for the expansion the Shoalwater Bay Training Area under the $2.25 billion Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative (ASMTI).

Work on the ASMTI has been progressing well since Laing O’Rourke was announced as the Managing Contractor in September 2018.

Click here to read Minister Fawcett’s announcement.

Feb 28

Defence settles contracts in Greenvale

Assistant Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon David Fawcett, has announced the Department of Defence has settled with willing sellers and will move ahead to establish a training area near Greenvale in North Queensland as part of the Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative. Land acquisition negotiations remain in progress.

Securing the land provides certainty to the community and industry that the training area is going ahead.

Click here to read Minister Fawcett’s announcement.

Feb 04

Next Generation Training and ASMTI

Industry representatives with a strong background in the design and development of Defence training, training facilities and collective training technology recently attended a workshop focusing on the next generation of training systems.

The Defence Industry Future Training Workshop provided an opportunity for Defence and representatives from across defence industry to identify potential developments for the future of Australia’s military training ranges and the integration of space, cyber and information environments into more traditional training environments.

To see a summary of the Workshop, click here.

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