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Defence Infrastructure Division

Air 5431 Facilities Project

New South Wales Proposed Works

RAAF Base Richmond

The proposed works at RAAF Base Richmond include a new tower and airfield systems complex. The tower works will accommodate the installation of the Phase 3 equipment.

Airfield systems complex. The proposed airfield systems complex will be a two-storey facility with administrative and maintenance functions. The existing airfield systems complex will be demolished following the commissioning of the new facility.

Air traffic control tower. The proposed tower is a 25m high multi-level facility accommodating a control cabin, external observation deck and a crew rest area, toilet, kitchenette and a mechanical plant room. The existing tower will be demolished following the commissioning of the new facility.

HMAS Albatross

The proposed works at HMAS Albatross include modifications to the air traffic control tower and airfield systems complex to accommodate Phase 3 equipment requirements and modifications to the unused building at Nowra Hill as a sensor equipment building.

Sensor equipment building. There are to be modifications to the unused building at Nowra Hill to house the necessary electrical and communications infrastructure to support the Phase 2 sensor equipment.

Airfield systems complex. The proposed airfield systems complex upgrade will include a building extension and services upgrades to accommodate the Phase 3 equipment. This will include a new approach control room and technical equipment room that are required to facilitate installation and commissioning of the Phase 3 capability. The existing approach control and equipment room will be converted to a briefing room, work area and executive office space. The services upgrades will include replacement emergency power and uninterrupted power supply systems to provide the level of service continuity and reliability required by the Phase 3 capability.

Air traffic control tower. The proposed tower upgrade will include the minor refurbishment of building finishes, replacement of air conditioning and an upgrade of electrical and communication services to accommodate the Phase 3 equipment requirements.

RAAF Base Williamtown

The proposed works at RAAF Base Williamtown include the construction of a new sensor equipment building on the southern side of the Base, construction of a new air traffic control tower, airfield systems complex and new fire watch tower.

Sensor equipment building. The proposed sensor equipment building will be a single-storey structure housing a generator, uninterruptible power supply room, switch room and communications room.

Airfield systems complex. The proposed airfield systems complex will be a single-storey facility with approach control, administrative and maintenance functions. The existing airfield systems complex will be demolished with the exception of the Technical Equipment Room as it houses a base-wide communications hub. Demolition will follow the commissioning of the new facility.

Air traffic control tower. The proposed tower is a 25m high multi-level facility accommodating a control cabin, external observation deck and a crew rest area, toilet, kitchenette and plant room.

New fire watch fire facility. The demolition of the existing tower will require provision for a new fire watch facility to maintain the existing air base fire service capability.