Construction is due to begin mid-2020 and go on until 2027.

Published On : 04 Mar 2020

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced that an additional $1.1 billion dollars will be invested towards upgrades to the RAAF Base Tindal in Northern Territory. This is in addition to the circa $500 million already invested in the Air Combat Capability Facility.

Scott Morrison said that the additional funding will “ensure the Australian Defence Force can continue to deliver a potent air combat capability from the Northern Territory”.

“Over 300 jobs will be created in the construction phase alone. The investment is part of the $8 billion we are spending over the coming decade on defence facilities in the Top End, as part of the Defence White Paper and under our Developing Northern Australia initiatives.”

“Hundreds of locals will be employed to deliver these projects, with many more set to benefit from subcontract packages and supply chain work.”

Public information sessions will start in late Feb, starting with Katherine and Darwin.

Subject to parliamentary approval, construction is set to begin in mid-2020 and go on until 2027.

64% of the total work packages are being awarded to Northern Territory businesses.

As part of the redevelopment project, some $700 million will go to upgrading and extending the length of the runway, building a new air movements terminal, parking apron and additional fuel storage facilities.

The rest of the investment will predominantly go towards critical infrastructure upgrades including engineering services (power, water and sewage) and housing units for an additional 108 Australian Defence Force personal.

With construction due to begin in the next few months, this is the time for you to gain the required skills or refresh your existing ones to up your chances of working on this project.

Haven’t worked in civil construction before? That’s not a problem. Give the Darwin Site Skills Training Facility a call on 08 8947 5050 and they will be able to match your skills to roles within the civil construction industry.