Explosive Ordnance Facilities Northern NSW Redevelopment


The aim of the Explosive Ordnance Facilities Northern NSW Redevelopment, at Defence Establishment Orchard Hills, Mulgoa NSW, is to ensure fit-for-purpose facilities and infrastructure.

Community information

Defence recognises the importance of providing local residents, statutory authorities and other interested stakeholders with an opportunity to provide input into, or raise concerns relating to the project.

Consultation on the proposed works will occur with Federal and State Parliamentary members as well as the local council, Chamber of Commerce or equivalent, and the community.

Community consultation

Community consultation will be held on Thursday 9 May 2024.

Session times:

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

HomeCo, Glenmore Park Town Centre
1 Town Terrace, Glenmore Park NSW 2745.

Explosive ordnance facilities northern NSW redevelopment location and images (PDF, 224.06 KB)

Project details

Proposed works are expected to commence in early 2024.

Project key elements.

  • Redevelopment of infrastructure covering engineering services, potable and fire-water reticulation, electrical systems, information and communication technology, and wastewater management services.
  • New administration and working accommodation facilities for Defence staff and contractors in the Penrith area. 
  • New Defence Explosive Ordnance Training School, inclusive of instructional rooms and administration facilities.
  • New trainee and staff living-in accommodation for long residential training courses.
  • New wellbeing facilities, including gymnasium facilities.
  • New and upgraded base entry and security, including reconfiguration of entry, perimeter fencing, lighting and Close Circuit TV and dedicated ADF Cadets precinct.  
  • Demolition of obsolete facilities that have reached their end of life within the Defence estate. 
  • Replacement ammunition processing building.