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Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative

The Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative (ASMTI) will see the delivery of enhanced military training areas in Central and North Queensland that will benefit the Australian Defence Force (ADF), provide significant local economic opportunities, and enhance Defence’s bilateral relationship with Singapore. Under the Initiative, Singapore will invest approximately AUD 2 billion to acquire, design, develop and construct military training areas through expanding the existing Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA) and establishing a new training area in North Queensland. When the Initiative reaches maturity, up to 14,000 Singapore Armed Forces personnel will conduct training in Central and North Queensland over 18 weeks a year for 25 years.

News and Events

Defence settles contracts in Greenvale
Assistant Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon David Fawcett, has announced the Department of Defence has settled with willing sellers and will move ahead to establish a training area near Greenvale in North Queensland as part of the Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative. Land acquisition negotiations remain in progress. Find out more...

Next Generation Training and ASMTI
Industry representatives with a strong background in the design and development of Defence training, training facilities and collective training technology recently attended a workshop focusing on the next generation of training systems. Find out more...

Military training area one step closer in North Queensland
Assistant Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon David Fawcett, has announced the Department of Defence is one step closer to establishing a new military training area in North Queensland as part of the Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative (ASMTI).

Defence has exchanged contracts with willing sellers to acquire sufficient land to establish a new military training area near Greenvale.

Progress is also being made to acquire land to expand and further develop the Shoalwater Bay Training Area in Central Queensland.

Click here to read Minister Fawcett’s announcement.

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“The Initiative will deliver enhanced Defence training areas in Central and North Queensland, supporting the future capability of the Australian Defence Force and meeting the needs of the Singapore Armed Forces. We will deliver realistic training environments which can adapt to future technologies so we can best prepare our people for future challenges. The Initiative will see significant investment in Central and North Queensland, providing significant economic opportunities for local industry”.

Brigadier Mark Brewer
Program Manager,
Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative