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Defence Infrastructure Division

Point Wilson Waterside Infrastructure Remediation (PWWIR) Project

Welcome to the project website for the Point Wilson Waterside Infrastructure Remediation (PWWIR) Project.


The primary objective of the PWWIR project is to economically return the Point Wilson Explosives Area (PWEA) waterside infrastructure back to operational status to resume Explosive Ordnance (EO) importation activities.

PWEA has been operational since 1961 and is the only Defence owned importation facility capable of large scale movements of EO.

Bulk EO importation activities have ceased at PWEA due to the dilapidated state and condition of its structure. Defence has been required to use commercial facilities to undertake EO importation.

Returning PWEA to operational status will contribute to a broad range of Australian Defence Force capabilities.