More contracts roll out for Shoalwater Bay work
The additional subcontracts have been awarded for major construction works to be completed under the Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative (ASMTI) Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA) Facilities Project.
The government says they have gone to companies either located in Central Queensland, or who will deliver the majority of their work from Central Queensland, including:
- $24 million in work awarded to locally owned and family run earthmoving and civil contracting company Bellequip for construction works;
- $81,000 to Tunuba – a joint venture between the Darumbal people and CQG Consulting water-filled barriers works;
- $19 million to a joint venture between Allroads and Amcor Quarries for the completion of civil pavements and in-ground services; and
- $10.33 million awarded to Waanyi Shamrock United – a partnership involving Shamrock Civil Engineering and the Waanyi Indigenous company (based in North Queensland) for civil works.
These latest contracts bring the total number of works packages already awarded through the SWBTA Facilities Project to 65, with a combined value of more than $211 million.
Defence Minister Peter Dutton said the ASMTI would deliver advanced military training areas in Central and North Queensland, while meeting the future needs of the Australian Defence Force.
“This Government is committed to maximising economic benefits for communities and enhancing opportunities for local industry in North and Central Queensland across the life of the ASMTI,” he said.
Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry said the Shoalwater Bay Training Area work was providing a welcome boost to the Central Queensland economy.
“Local businesses are already benefiting from this investment, which will only continue with the project’s construction workforce expected to peak at 450 workers,” Ms Landry said.
“I encourage any interested local businesses in the region to access the ASMTI’s online modules and put their best foot forward to compete for upcoming opportunities.”
The project works include the construction of urban operations training facilities, information and communication technology infrastructure, waste management and medical facilities across the expanded SWBTA.
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