Works begin on $367m naval base redevelopment project in WA

Monica Gameng   |   November 16, 2017

The first sod has been turned and construction has begun on the $367 million redevelopment project – under Stage 3A of the upgrade – of Western Australia’s HMAS Stirling naval base.

For nearly 40 year, the naval base on Garden Island has been home to the Royal Australian Navy’s primary operational support base to the west coast.

According to Australian Defence Minister Marise Payne, the redevelopment project will help upgrade vital infrastructure on HMAS Stirling, including wharves, power, water and security systems.

“As set out in the Turnbull Government’s 2016 Defence White Paper, the Indian Ocean is of strategic importance to our nation with vital trade and energy routes, and this upgrade will ensure that we have a strategic naval presence in this important maritime domain for decades to come,” Ms Payne said.

This upgrade is expected to create up to 150 construction jobs over the next two and a half years. The Department of Defence has already appointed Doric as the managing contractor for the design, planning and construction of the project. A number of local businesses have also been subcontracted, including Duratech and WA Limestone.

Approximately 19 trade packages are still expected to be awarded over the coming months.

“This project is an excellent example of local businesses benefiting from upgrades to our defence facilities and training areas,” Western Australia Senator Slade Brockman said.

Construction on the HMAS Stirling redevelopment is expected to be completed in early 2020.

Source: Defence Connect, The West Australian and Naval Technology

Monica Gameng
As Felix's Marketing Assistant since 2015, Monica is responsible for researching and sharing new and progressing projects within the construction and mining sectors in Australia. It's no surprise that Monica has her finger on the pulse of Australian major projects given she has produced more than 1,000 posts. She truly is an industry expert.
Follow me:

Related Articles

QLD Government invests $351m on Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 3A

The Queensland Government has committed approximately $351 million to get works going on the next stage of the Gold Coast Light Rail project, which will extend the light rail by seven kilometres between Broadbeach South to Burleigh Heads as well as build eight new train stations.

Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 3A secures $112m investment

The Australian Government is investing up to $112 million towards the delivery of the Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 3A in Queensland, which is set to slash travel times by about 16 minutes.

VIC Monash Freeway Upgrade Stage 2 secures $367m investment boost

A joint investment valued at $367.5 million has been committed by the Australian and Victorian Governments to get the next stage of the Monash Freeway Upgrade going.

Get the latest project news

Formerly known as the PlantMiner blog, Felix Project News is Australia's top 10 Construction blog.

Join thousands of construction and mining pros getting the best content right in their inbox.

✓ updates on Australia's pipeline of state and federal projects

✓ fresh contract awards from major contractors and builders

Complete the form to get started