Australia-Singapore military training pact boon for North Queensland businesses
By Leo D’Angelo Fisher
CPB Contractors, the Australasian construction company of CIMIC Group, has been selected by the Department of Defence to deliver the development phase of the Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative (ASMTI) facilities project in North Queensland.
CPB Contractors has also been named as the preferred contractor to manage the second phase of the project, commencing mid-2022.
The ASMTI facilities will support Australian Defence Force training and increased access by personnel of the Singapore Armed Forces to Australian military training areas.
CPB Contractors Managing Director Jason Spears says CPB has been delivering projects for the Department of Defence for more than 20 years.
“We will work collaboratively with the department to ensure the economic opportunities created by this project are maximised through the involvement of local suppliers,” Spears says.
Design work will commence in early 2021 and construction of the ASMTI facilities is scheduled to be completed in late 2027.
CPB Contractors has delivered some of Australia’s most significant defence infrastructure projects including the RAAF Base Williamtown Redevelopment Stage 2 and HMAS Albatross Redevelopment Stage 3 in NSW; C-17 fleet facilities at RAAF Base Amberley in Queensland; upgrades at RAAF Base Pearce in Western Australia to support introduction of the Poseidon P-8A; and the Point Wilson Waterside Infrastructure Upgrade project in Victoria.
Leo D'Angelo Fisher is a regular columnist and Editor-at-Large at Australian Veteran News. Connect with him on Twitter: @DAngeloFisher.