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Jul 12

Greenvale Training Area Acquisition Works tender

The Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative has released an initial package for Minor Works associated with the acquisition of the Greenvale Training Area in North Queensland.

Companies interested in tendering for Minor Works should visit the AusTender website.

This tender closes on the 6 August 2019. Please direct all enquiries to the contact listed in the AusTender notice.

Jul 11

Full house at briefing on Greenvale Training Area

Defence introduced its Greenvale Training Area Capability Statements to a full house on Thursday 27 June 2019.

The well-attended briefing, held at the Greenvale Community Hall, provided an opportunity for local individuals and businesses to hear about how they can prepare for future works at the Greenvale Training Area, including how to communicate their business skills and capabilities to Defence in the format of a Capability Statement.

Brigadier Mark Brewer, Program Manager for the Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative (ASMTI), provided an update on progress at the Greenvale Training Area, while Ese Rainey, from Defence’s Capital Facilities and Infrastructure Branch, outlined what is involved in a Capability Statement and the upcoming procurement process for early works at Greenvale. Mick Reilly, the ASMTI Business and Community Liaison, provided practical advice and encouragement to help form links between Greenvale-based and other regional businesses.

Defence also acknowledged two esteemed members of both the Defence and Greenvale communities at the briefing. Richard Hoolihan and Guido ‘Jack’ Negri’s service to Australia was recognised through the presentation of the Defence Service Medal to both and the Anniversary of National Service Medal to ‘Jack’.

Attendees at the briefing included Mayor of Charters Towers Regional Council, Councillor Liz Schmidt, Councillor Graham Lohmann, individuals and businesses from Greenvale and the surrounding region, as well as businesses from further afield who were able to speak directly to potential subcontractors.

If you are interested in works at the Greenvale Training Area, but were not able to attend the briefing, download your own Capability Statement template.

Capability Statements are to be submitted no later than 31 July 2019 for the Early Works and no later than 30 December 2019 for the Main Works to ASMTI.GVTA.CapStat@aurecongroup.com.

Mick Reilly, the ASMTI Business and Community Liaison, speaking to attendees at the briefing.
Mick Reilly, the ASMTI Business and Community Liaison, speaking to attendees at the briefing.
Jun 21

Get Defence ready for Greenvale Training Area works

There will be opportunities for local businesses to participate in the development of the Greenvale Training Area when early works commence later this year.

Interested individuals and businesses are invited to submit their business skills and capabilities in the format of a Capability Statement.

Submitting a Capability Statement does not guarantee work, but helps Defence assess the capacity of the local workforce and create a pool of interested individuals and businesses.

Find out more about Capability Statements and download a template.

For further information, attend the Capability Statement Briefing in Greenvale.

Defence representatives will explain how local businesses can prepare for future works at the Greenvale Training Area, including how to complete a Capability Statement.

Greenvale Training Area Capability Statement Briefing

Date: Thursday, 27 June 2019
Time: 10.30am - 11:30am
Location: Greenvale Community Hall

May 20

ASMTI drop-in information session in Marlborough

Defence representatives will join Laing O’Rourke, Managing Contractor for the Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative Project at the Shoalwater Bay Training Area, for a drop-in session in Marlborough, Queensland.

Laing O’Rourke and Defence will provide local residents and business owners with an update on subcontractor tender opportunities.

Date: Tuesday, 21 May 2019
Time: Anytime from 3.00pm - 5.00pm
Location: Lions Park, 20 Milman St, Marlborough

For further information, email ASMTI@laingorourke.com.au.

May 13

Industry briefings on Shoalwater Bay Training Area early works

Laing O’Rourke, Managing Contractor for the Australian-Singapore Military Training Initiative Facilities Project works at the Shoalwater Bay Training Area, is hosting industry briefings in Central Queensland during May.

Industry briefings will be held in Rockhampton, Yeppoon, Mackay and Gladstone as part of an invitation for Expressions of Interest for early works packages.

For full details about the briefings, including venues and times, contact Laing O’Rourke at ASMTI@laingorourke.com.au.

Mar 19

Central Queensland businesses to reap up to $4 million with early work for the military training area expansion

Central Queensland businesses are already benefiting from the economic opportunities being generated by the expansion of the Shoalwater Bay Training Area under the Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative, Assistant Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon David Fawcett, said today.

Minister Fawcett today met with the Managing Contractor, Laing O’Rourke, and locally engaged engineering and design businesses delivering key aspects of the Shoalwater Bay Training Area expansion.

So far, 16 companies from Rockhampton, Yeppoon, Gladstone and the surrounding region have been participating in the project in partnership with the head contractors. This work is anticipated to bring approximately AUD 4 million into the local economy.

Click here to read Minister Fawcett’s announcement.

Mar 13

Military training area on track

Assistant Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon David Fawcett, today welcomed the reinstatement of Laing O’Rourke’s building licence.

Laing O’Rourke is the Managing Contractor for the expansion the Shoalwater Bay Training Area under the $2.25 billion Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative (ASMTI).

Work on the ASMTI has been progressing well since Laing O’Rourke was announced as the Managing Contractor in September 2018.

Click here to read Minister Fawcett’s announcement.

Feb 28

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.

Securing the land provides certainty to the community and industry that the training area is going ahead.

Click here to read Minister Fawcett’s announcement.

Feb 04

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.

The Defence Industry Future Training Workshop provided an opportunity for Defence and representatives from across defence industry to identify potential developments for the future of Australia’s military training ranges and the integration of space, cyber and information environments into more traditional training environments.

To see a summary of the Workshop, click here.

ASMTI archives

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