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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.

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Industry talks on future ADF training
Over 90 industry representatives attended a recent Defence Industry Future Training Briefing on 9 November 2018 in Canberra. Find out more

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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“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