Northern Territory Training Areas and Ranges Upgrades

Overview

This United States Force Posture Initiatives Northern Territory Training Areas and Ranges Upgrades project aims to provide essential upgrades to facilities and infrastructure at existing Defence training areas.

The project is to ensure the Australian Defence Force and strategic partners have reliable access to suitable military training areas and weapons ranges to meet military capability.

The construction work commenced in late 2021 and completion is expected in mid-2026. 

The project is currently delivering works at:

  • Robertson Barracks Close Training Area
  • Kangaroo Flats Training Area
  • Mount Bundey Training Area
  • Bradshaw Field Training Area.

Community information

Defence recognises the importance of consulting with local residents, statutory authorities and other interested stakeholders on the project.

Throughout May 2021, Defence hosted a number of public information sessions to provide the community with an opportunity to find out information about the proposed works and to ask questions.

Project details

Location Project elements
Robertson Barracks Close Training Area,

adjacent to Robertson Barracks, located approximately 20 kilometres east of Darwin.
  • Administrative and support facilities and infrastructure
  • Ranges - new weapons training simulation facility
  • Urban operations facilities
  • Decommissioning and remediation.
Kangaroo Flats Training Area,

located approximately 64 kilometres south of Darwin.
  • Administrative and support facilities and infrastructure
  • Ranges - new outdoor weapons ranges and relocating existing demolitions range
  • Decommissioning and remediation.
Mount Bundey Training Area,

located approximately 134 kilometres southeast of Darwin.
  • Administrative and support facilities and infrastructure
  • Aviation facilities
Bradshaw Field Training Area,

located approximately 580 kilometres southwest of Darwin
  • Administrative and support facilities and infrastructure
  • Urban operations training facility
  • Aviation facilities