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Downer JV wins $135M defence contract

A joint venture made up of Downer and FKG Group have won a $135 million managing contract to construct a training area for the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

A joint venture made up of Downer and FKG Group have won a $135 million managing contract to construct a training area for the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

The JV will work towards delivering the Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA) Remediation Project, located around 80 kilometres north of Rockhampton.

It is the ADF’s primary training area for conducting large-scale, joint-force military training exercises.

The project’s scope includes a new 1000 troop urban operations training facility, field hospital site and military campsite, along with airfield upgrades and remediation, and internal roads, creek crossings and beach landing sites.

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As part of the contract, the JV will establish and operate two construction camps to support the delivery of works.

The award of the works to Downer FKG JV has followed on from the design and planning works completed in the planning phase between 2018 and 2019.

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