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Nov 17, 2020
CPB Contractors to lead Greenvale ASMTI works

CPB Contractors to lead Greenvale ASMTI works

CPB Contractors has been appointed to deliver the first phase of works for a new Defence training area near Greenvale, with hundreds of jobs expected to flow. Upon the successful completion of the development phase of the $23.5 million contract, CPB Contractors would then be engaged to deliver $800 million in facilities under the Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative (ASMTI), the Fe...

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Oct 31, 2020
Extra help for firms targeting Defence work

Extra help for firms targeting Defence work

Changes to three grant programs will help small and medium businesses working in the Defence sector to access greater support from next month. The Federal Government has announced changes to the co-contribution ratios in three Defence industry grant programs from November 12. The co-contributions have been reduced from the existing 50:50 ratio, as follows: New applicants for a Capab...

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Oct 24, 2020
Austal to take over Cairns ship repair business

Austal to take over Cairns ship repair business

Major shipbuilder Austal has made a deal to acquire BSE Maritime Solutions for $27.5 million. BSE Maritime Solutions operates in Cairns and Brisbane as a leading ship repair and support business for defence, commercial, tourism, and luxury vessel customers. Austal said the 60 permanent staff now with BSE Maritime Solutions would be offered employment with Austal. “BSE Maritime Solution...

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Oct 22, 2020
Online briefing as more ASMTI packages roll out

Online briefing as more ASMTI packages roll out

Laing O’Rourke is hosting an online industry briefing on Tuesday, October 27, on Australian-Singapore Military Training Initiative (ASMTI) works. Laing O’Rourke is managing contractor for ASMTI Facilities project works at the Shoalwater Bay Training Area in Central Queensland. The webinar comes as Laing O’Rourke seeks interest from suitably qualified subcontractors to tender for ...

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Oct 20, 2020
Online tool to help tap ASMTI contracts

Online tool to help tap ASMTI contracts

Defence has developed an online tutorial series to help local businesses pursue contracts under the Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative (ASMTI).Defence Industry Minister Melissa Price said the Getting Defence Ready initiative would make it easier for small business and industry to work with Defence and access opportunities in the defence sector.“While Defence’s primary goal is t...

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Oct 12, 2020
Plan to boost Queensland military tech facilities

Plan to boost Queensland military tech facilities

The State LNP plans to partner with Rheinmetall Defence Australia to build a new technology precinct at Redbank if it wins government. The $135 million Land Systems Technology Precinct (LTSP) would be built by an LNP Government and leased back by Rheinmetall, it said. The announcement came as the company’s Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence (MILVEHCOE) was officially opened in Redb...

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Sep 11, 2020
Shoalwater Bay jobs hub kickstarts CQ work platform

Shoalwater Bay jobs hub kickstarts CQ work platform

Capricorn Enterprise has launched an online initiative to help match major projects and other opportunities with local skills, with a Shoalwater Bay jobs hub set to get the scheme off to a flying start. The ‘Work in Central Queensland’ portal is designed to deliver smart matching of interested talent, strong communities, and localisation of jobs, skills, and capital. Developed in part...

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Sep 08, 2020
Major works roll out at Shoalwater Bay

Major works roll out at Shoalwater Bay

A project to expand the Shoalwater Bay Training Area in Central Queensland has hit a new phase, with the start of major construction works.The construction workforce is expected to peak at 450 people for the project, which is part of the Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative (ASMTI).Managing contractor Laing O’Rourke has committed to sourcing close to 80 per cent of the value of the ...

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Sep 07, 2020
Defence projects briefing for North Queensland

Defence projects briefing for North Queensland

North Queensland businesses will receive an update on local Defence projects this month with a breakfast event hosted by the State Government and Regional Development Australia Townsville and North West Queensland. Topics include an update from FKG/AECOM JV on the $120 million North Queensland Mid-Term Refresh program. This encompasses work at RAAF Base Townsville, HMAS Cairns, and Townsville ...

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