CIMIC’s CPB Contractors has been awarded works by the Australian Government’s Department of Defence to deliver the Army Aviation Program of Works at the Royal Australian Air Force Base in Townsville, Queensland.
Works will include the upgrade or rebuild of infrastructure and facilities to support the relocation of both the First Aviation Regiment from Robertson Barracks and the 16th Aviation Brigade from Gallipoli Barracks to RAAF Base Townsville.
The design stage for this project will begin in early 2024. Subject to government approvals, construction will begin in mid 2025 and will take three years to complete.
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The Army Aviation Program of Works has a project value of around $270 million.
CIMIC Group Executive Chairman Juan Santamaria said the project would support the Australian Defence Force’s ability to operate from Australia’s northern bases.
“CPB Contractors’ has extensive experience in working with the Department of Defence to enhance and sustain base environments and operational capability. We are pleased to play a role in creating an Army aviation centre of excellence in Townsville,” he said.