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Defence Infrastructure Division

Air 5431 Facilities Project

Queensland Proposed Works

RAAF Base Amberley

The proposed works for RAAF Base Amberley include construction of a new sensor equipment building, a new airfield systems complex, including accommodation for the new operational maintenance training equipment, and a new air traffic control 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 located adjacent to the new sensor.

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 a mechanical plant room. The existing tower will be demolished following the commissioning of the new facility.

Airfield systems complex. The proposed airfield systems complex will be a single-storey facility with approach control, maintenance, and administrative functions. The existing airfield systems complex will not be demolished due to a requirement to maintain Information and Communication Technology services that currently pass through the facility.

Operational maintenance trainer. Both Phase 2 and Phase 3 will provide a new operational maintenance trainer, which will enable technical training of engineering and maintenance personnel. The new trainers will be located within the airfield systems complex to maximise sharing of amenities without compromising the function of the facility.

Army Aviation Centre Oakey

The proposed works at Army Aviation Centre Oakey will include a new sensor equipment building at Turkey Hill. The existing air traffic control tower and airfield systems complex will be demolished and replaced with new facilities.

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. The existing sensor equipment building on the site will be converted into a facility that provides amenities for technicians working on the sensors.

Airfield systems complex. The proposed airfield systems complex will be a two-storey facility with approach control, maintenance and administrative 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.

RAAF Base Townsville

The proposed works at RAAF Base Townsville include construction of a new air traffic control tower and airfield systems complex. Minor modification of the existing sensor equipment building is planned at Many Peaks.

Sensor equipment building. The existing sensor equipment building is in good condition, with proposed works to be limited to communications, electrical and mechanical services upgrades within the facility to accommodate the Phase 2 equipment.

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 following the commissioning of the new facility.

Air traffic control tower. The proposed tower will be 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.