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Lendlease wins $365m contract to build facilities at HMAS Stirling WA

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Posted by Monica Gameng

A new $365 million managing contractor contract has been awarded to Lendlease Building Contractors for the delivery of the first tranche of works at HMAS Stirling and the Australian Maritime Complex in Western Australia. 

Works are set to commence later this year and will support up to 750 construction jobs. 

“Major infrastructure projects like these will continue to support our defence and construction industries at a time of great uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“The Morrison Government has ensured local industry is given maximum opportunity to be involved, with Lendlease committing to an 85 per cent target for local sub-contract work under our Defence Policy for Industry Participation. 

“These works are the third package to be delivered under the Navy Capability Infrastructure Sub-program, which will total approximately $2.1 billion of new facilities and infrastructure to be delivered across Australia over the next six years,” Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price said. 

Works at HMAS Stirling will include the delivery of living-in accommodation as well as a specialist training centre where Navy crews are going to be trained in operating and maintaining the new Arafura Class Offshore Petrol Vessels (OPVs). 

On the other hand, the Australian Maritime Complex is going to be utilised by the Navy, together with key industry partners, for operational maintenance as well as through-life support of the Arafura Class OPVs. 

The first of the Arafura Class OPVs – HMAS Arafura – is going to be based at HMAS Stirling and is planned to begin trials in 2021. Operational employment is anticipated to begin in 2022. 

The new facilities are set to support Navy’s new Perth-based vessels as well as the increased number of Navy workforce that live and train at HMAS Stirling. 

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Source: Australian Government Department of Defence; WA TodayAustralian Defence Magazine 

Monica Gameng

Monica Gameng

As PlantMiner'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 1000 posts. She truly is an industry expert. Monica's passion for educating and inspiring readers saw the PlantMiner blog recognised by Feedspot as one of the Best Australian Construction Blogs in 2018 and 2019. PlantMiner is Australia's largest online construction marketplace. Sign up as a vendor to find and engage with civil and commercial contractors across Australia. Alternatively, if you're looking for plant and equipment you can compare equipment and subcontractor quotes from vendors near you in just a few steps.