Businesses will be able to tender for 21 new Defence contracts in the Townsville region under the new Forward Release Program.
The projects – one worth more than $8 million – have been listed in the Defence Estate Works Program Update Procurement Activities document, allowing potential tenderers to plan to make a bid for the works.
Member for Herbert Phillip Thompson revealed the local line-up today after the Federal Government yesterday announced it was releasing almost $870 million of Defence estate works to the market to bolster industry in the wake of COVID-19.
Mr Thompson said the announcement would be a boost for local construction and maintenance businesses looking for projects.
“These projects include upgrades to buildings and important maintenance on existing facilities across multiple Defence properties in our region, including Lavarack Barracks, RAAF Base Townsville and Ross Island Barracks,” he said.
“The works require a broad range of skill sets and supply chains and I know there are many local and small businesses that will be up to the task.”
North Queensland projects include:
|Project Title||Budget ($A)||Tender forecast date|
|Mt Stuart TA 3 Year Road Works||1-4M||May-20|
|Lavarack Barracks JLU Building Works||1-4M||Jun-20|
|Townsville Field TA Civil Works||8M+||Jun-20|
|RAAF Townsville Fire Systems Works||0-1M||Jun-20|
|Lavarack Mess Roofing Works||1-4M||Jun-20|
|Lavarack Barracks 3CSR Outdoor Facility||0-1M||Jun-20|
|RAAF Townsville Sewer & Water Works||4-8M||Jul-20|
|Lavarack Health Centre Works||1-4M||Jul-20|
|RAAF Townsville 5AVN SQN HQ Works||1-4M||Jul-20|
|Lavarack Fire Systems Rationalisation||0-1M||Jul-20|
|RAAF Townsville Airside Fencing Works||1-4M||Jul-20|
|Lavarack Barracks Dental Centre Refurbishment||1-4M||Jul-20|
|RAAF Townsville OLA Works||1-4M||Jul-20|
|RAAF Townsville 38SQN Works||1-4M||Jul-20|
|RAAF Townsville 5AVN Q Store Works||1-4M||Aug-20|
|Lavarack Barracks Safety Systems||0-1M||Sep-20|
|Lavarack CTC HVAC Works||0-1M||Sep-20|
|Ross Island Paint Facility Systems||0-1M||Sep-20|
|RAAF Townsville HV Cable Replacements||0-1M||Oct-20|
|Lavarack Ralph Honner Centre Refurbishment||0-1M||Nov-20|
|Townsville Field Training Area HMP Update||0-1M||Dec-20|
- Interested businesses can visit https://www.defence.gov.au/estatemanagement/lifecycle/EstateWorksProgramManagement/