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Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative

Milestones

Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative Key Dates

Since the Australia-Singapore Comprehensive Strategic Partnership was announced, good progress has been made to acquire land, consult with local communities and industry and engage the workforce.

There is more work to do before the Australian Defence Force and Singapore Armed Forces use these training areas.

Below is a timeline of ASMTI’s key milestones:

Please note: indicative timeframes. 

2015: The Australia-Singapore Comprehensive Strategic Partnership is announced. 2016: A MoU on training area access and development is signed by Australia and Singapore. 2017: A Socio-Economic Impact Assessment of the ASMTI is released. Defence announces it will only purchase land from willing sellers under the ASMTI. 2018: Laing O’Rourke is appointed as the Managing Contractor for ASMTI works in Central Queensland. Construction of the Explosive Ordnance Earth Covered Storage Facility at Mt Stuart commences under the ASMTI. 2019: Defence settles with willing sellers to establish a training area at Greenvale in North Queensland as part of the ASMTI. Defence undertakes environment and heritage studies to inform land management plans in Central and North Queensland. An Indigenous Land Use Agreement with the Darumbal Traditional Owners in Central Queensland is registered. Early works commence in Central and North Queensland in late 2019. 2020: The Managing Contractor for ASMTI works in North Queensland is appointed. Major construction works commence in Central Queensland. 2022: Major construction works commence in North Queensland. 2024: Major construction works completed in Central Queensland. Presence of Singapore Armed Forces personnel in Central Queensland begins to increase. 2028: Major construction works completed in North Queensland. Presence of Singapore Armed Forces personnel in North Queensland begins to increase.