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.
Defence’s boost to construction in Central Queensland
Assistant Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon David Fawcett, today announced Laing O’Rourke as the Managing Contractor for the Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative (ASMTI) Facilities Project works at the Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA).
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