Civilex to deliver works on the $463.1m HMAS Cerberus Upgrade VIC

Monica Gameng   |   April 19, 2018

Civilex has been subcontracted by Lendlease to deliver the early works package for the upgrade on the HMAS Cerberus at Crib Point, Victoria - approximately 75 kilometres from Melbourne.

Civilex’s scope of works for this project will include the construction of temporary car parks and roads that can accommodate the main construction activities. In addition, the company will also build the Intake Switching Station that is associated with the EMOS Workshop. Other works under Civilex’s contract include associated earthworks, drainage, building pads, flexible and rigid pavement construction and landscaping.

In a statement, Civilex said: “Innovation played a major part on Civilex’s detailed submission and was demonstrated through alternative pavement design involving the use of high-strength geotextile. In addition to the value for money associated with the use of this product, the client was impressed with Civilex’s expertise in constructing high-strength geotextile pavements.”

Element9-2New Survival at Sea facility (source: Department of Defence)

The HMAS Cerberus is a principal training facility utilised by the Royal Australian Navy which supports and provides training to up to 1,000 cadets.

The $463.1 million HMAS Cerberus Upgrade will include:

  • Upgrading essential service infrastructure, including water, electrical, sewerage, stormwater, ICT and gas services
  • Construction of a new Logistics Precinct
  • Construction of a new School of Survivability and Ship Safety
  • Construction of a new Survival at Sea training facility
  • Refurbishment of the existing living-in accommodation
  • Refurbishment of the Wardroom galley and replacement of the Junior Sailors’ galley
  • Refurbishment of the Engineering Training Faculty’s facilities, construction of a new Electronic Technician / Training and new Marine Technician training buildings
  • Upgrade works to the Maritime Logistics Schools and Personnel Support program’s facilities
  • Upgrades to the Australian Defence Force Physical Training School, Fitness Facilities and Running Track and the Australian Defence Force Catering building
  • Demolition of dilapidated and redundant buildings

Element5Refurbished Wardroom Galley and Junior Sailors' Galley (source: Department of Defence)

This project is going to be delivered in two phases, with Phase One of the upgrade expected to be completed by mid-2020 and Phase Two will begin by mid-2022 and finished by mid 2025. The Base is going to remain operational throughout the construction phase of the upgrade.

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Source: Civilex Victoria, Australian Government Department of Defence

Monica Gameng
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