Lendlease Building Contractors will manage a new building project at HMAS Stirling and Henderson in Western Australia.
FILE PHOTO: HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. Photo by Chief Petty Officer Damian Pawlenko.
Up to 750 construction will begin the project later this year.
Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price today announced the awarding of the $365 million managing contract to Lendlease for the first tranche of works at HMAS Stirling and the Australian Maritime Complex.
The new facilities will support Navy’s new Perth-based ships, as well as the increased number of Navy personnel living and training at HMAS Stirling.
Minister Price said major infrastructure projects such as these would continue to support our defence and construction industries at a time of great uncertainty.
“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 Price said.
“These new facilities at HMAS Stirling include living-in accommodation and a specialist training centre to train Navy’s crews in operating and maintaining the new Arafura-class offshore patrol vessels (OPVs).
“The Australian Maritime Complex site will be used by Navy, in concert with key industry partners, for operational maintenance and through-life support of the Arafura-class.”
Today’s announcement follows the commencement of construction of the remaining 10 new Arafura-class OPVs, being built at the Civmec shipyard in Henderson.
The first two OPVs are being built in Adelaide.
The first of the Arafura-class vessels, HMAS Arafura, will be based at HMAS Stirling, is planned to commence trials in 2021 and begin operational employment from 2022.