Defence investment to boost Top End infrastructure
Northern Territory businesses have the opportunity to be part of a major infrastructure project to support the United States Forces Posture Initiative (USFPI) in the Top End.
As the Managing Contractor, Australian construction company Sitzler, is using ICN Gateway to call for registrations on interest in the $711 million project, scheduled to begin late this year and be completed in 2025.
The project includes upgrading and expanding existing facilities at Robertson Barracks Close Training Area, Kangaroo Flats Training Area, Mt Bundey Training Area and Bradshaw Field Training Area.
This infrastructure investment will improve the way the Australian Defence Force and Australia’s major ally, the United States of America, trains and operates in northern Australia. The works form part of a comprehensive strategy under the USFPI.
All Defence projects must have a Local Industry Capability plan to ensure local suppliers can take part in the work packages.
“As a local industry champion, Sitzler is committed to maximising local industry and Indigenous participation and will continue to communicate via the ICN Gateway platform throughout the course of the project,” ICN NT Chief Executive Officer Kevin Peters said.
The scope of work includes:
“The Federal Government is committed to delivering economic opportunities for northern Australia through infrastructure investment,” Kevin said.
At the industry briefings held during February 2021 attendees were advised that both the concept and schematic designs are now complete, with Sitzler working through the detailed design, expected to be complete by May 2021.
The company has appointed all works and services for the planning phase, and is currently inviting registrations for the delivery phase, which is subject to departmental, government and parliamentary approvals.
Established in Darwin in 1976, Sitzler has grown from a northern Australian construction company to a national construction specialist, delivering largest and complex projects across the country.
ICN NT encourages local companies with capability across a broad range of products and services, including to register their interest on the project’s Gateway Page.