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Defence Infrastructure Division

Joint Project 2008 Phase 5B2 Satellite Ground Station - East Facilities Project

Welcome to the public website for the Joint Project 2008 Phase 5B2 Satellite Ground Station - East Facilities Project (SGS-E). Defence has established this web page to provide information to members of the public about SGS-E. The information contained within this web page is intended to complement the information provided to the Parliamentary Standing Committee for Public Works (PWC). For more information on the PWC or to access a copy of the SGS-E Statement of Evidence, please refer to http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Joint/Public_Works/JP2008.

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Figure 1: Artist impression of the proposed facility

The aim of SGS-E is to anchor Wideband Global Satellites (WGS) visible from the east coast of Australia. Subject to Parliamentary approval, it is proposed that a new facility be constructed within the Kapooka Military Area (KMA) near Wagga Wagga, New South Wales. An artist impression is shown in the Figure 1 above.

The SGS-E facilities project proposes the following three work elements:

  1. Work Element 1: The Satellite Ground Station - East works;
  2. Work Element 2: Defence Terrestrial Communications Network connection to SGS-E; and
  3. Work Element 3: Base Utilities, Services and Roads connection to Satellite Ground Station - East.