Contractors shortlisted for $800m Defence project
The shortlisted companies for the managing contractor role are CPB Contractors, Laing O’Rourke Australia Construction and Lendlease Building.
The work is a key part of the Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative (ASMTI), which will see $2.25 billion invested in developing and enhancing training areas, to meet the future needs of both the Australian Defence Force and Singapore’s Armed Forces.
Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price said the Morrison Government’s priority was to ensure the successful managing contractor delivered maximum benefits for the region.
“They will be required to have a local industry capability plan, which details its approach to continually engage with local industry throughout the project and maximise opportunities in the local region,” she said.
“Like the expansion of the Shoalwater Bay Training Area, the plan will ensure local businesses can take advantage of the economic benefits arising from what is an enormous investment in the Queensland economy.”
Townsville-based Senator for Queensland, Susan McDonald, said the ASMTI was already delivering significant economic benefits for Queensland.
“15 businesses based in the Rockhampton and Livingstone shire regions have already shared more than $35 million of work,” Senator McDonald said.
“The Government’s primary goal is to obtain value for money to deliver defence capabilities, while maximising participation of Australian businesses in this mission.”