The Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative (ASMTI) is an opportunity for Australia to build Defence capability and enhance its bilateral relationship with Singapore, while providing enduring economic benefits to Central and North Queensland.
Under the ASMTI, Singapore will invest around A$2.25 billion for Australia to develop and enhance training areas to meet the future needs of the Australian Defence Force and facilitate an increased presence of Singapore Armed Forces personnel.
The existing Shoalwater Bay Training Area in Central Queensland is being expanded and a new training area is being established near Greenvale in North Queensland. These training areas will be owned and managed by the Australian Government.
When the ASMTI reaches maturity, up to 14,000 Singapore Armed Forces personnel will conduct training in Central and North Queensland over 18 weeks each year.
The ASMTI will deliver advanced military training areas that benefit the Australian Defence Force, provide significant local economic opportunities and strengthen Australia’s Defence relationship with Singapore.
Training areas in Central and North Queensland are being developed and enhanced under the ASMTI, allowing personnel to train with the equipment, platforms and systems that will be introduced over the coming decades.
Defence is committed to maximising opportunities for local industry participation across the life of the ASMTI. Businesses in Central and North Queensland can be involved in work across a range of activities, including construction and technical support.
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Defence maintains a comprehensive program of community and industry engagement in Central and North Queensland as planning and implementation of the ASMTI progresses.
Defence has established a dedicated local presence to support community consultation and maintain close contact with landholders, industry and the broader community.
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