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Defence Infrastructure Division

Northern Territory Proposed Works

RAAF Base Darwin

The proposed works include a new sensor equipment building, construction of a new air traffic control tower and refurbishment and modifications to the airfield systems complex facilities.

Sensor Equipment Building. The 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 system complex upgrade will include a substantial extension to the building to accommodate the Phase 3 Equipment whilst the existing equipment remains operational. There will also be additional office space for approach control administration functions, new electrical connections, generator and an uninterruptable power supply. Minor upgrades will be made in the existing building primarily to ‘make good’ following the removal of the redundant air traffic control equipment.

Air traffic control tower. The proposed new tower is a 50m high multi-level facility accommodating a control cabin, external observation deck and a crew rest area, toilet, kitchenette and plant room. A 50m tower is required at Darwin due to difficulties viewing the aerodrome movement areas in a shorter tower. The existing tower will be demolished following the commissioning of the new facility.

RAAF Base Tindal

The proposed works include a new sensor equipment building on the northern side of the base. The works also include the construction of a new air traffic control tower and airfield systems complex to accommodate the Phase 3 equipment.

Sensor equipment building. The new sensor equipment building will be a single-storey structure housing a generator, uninterruptible power supply room, switch room and communications room. The existing sensor equipment building at Hill 202 will not be demolished as it has continuing operational radio transmitter and receiver capability requirements.

Airfield systems complex. The proposed airfield systems complex will be a single-storey facility with air traffic control and maintenance functions. The existing airfield systems complex will not be demolished as it is planned to be reused as an administration building.

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