Laing O’Rourke is supporting Defence’s operations in the Northern Territory delivering both the Larrakeyah Barracks Redevelopment and Facilities Support to Naval Operations in the North projects as managing contractor.
The planning of parallel projects Larrakeyah Barracks Redevelopment and Facilities Support to Naval Operations in the North are being managed by Laing O’Rourke under a Defence Managing Contractor arrangement. Although being delivered under one Managing Contract, the scope includes two distinct projects:
- J0109 Larrakeyah Barracks Redevelopment (LBR)
- N2238 Facilities to Support Naval Operations in the North (FSNON)
LARRAKEYAH BARRACKS REDEVELOPMENT
Larrakeyah Barracks is a strategically important base servicing the Royal Australian Navy, Army and Joint Task Force units in the Darwin Area. Constructed in 1932, Larrakeyah Barracks has had limited refurbishment, with the exception of works undertaken in 1982 with the construction of the Darwin Naval Base (now named HMAS Coonawarra). HMAS Coonawarra is a tenant unit based on Larrakeyah Barracks and covers approximately 12ha at the lower south side of the Base.
In addition to HMAS Coonawarra, Larrakeyah Barracks hosts a number of Navy and Army units including a combination of working and living-in accommodation (LIA) facilities for married and single personnel. Together with HMAS Coonawarra, Larrakeyah Barracks supports a large number of visiting Australian and international warships each year, conducting a wide range of operational activities in the region ranging from routine peacetime port visits through to major military mounting operations in support of national security.
In the Planning Phase, the project will plan, design and gain the necessary approvals for upgrades across the Barracks, subject to Government and Parliamentary approval.
The aim of the project is to provide reliable, flexible and sustainable infrastructure and facilities to address current deficiencies and infrastructure risks and to provide for future growth requirements associated with Defence estate infrastructure planning considerations, and includes:
- Upgrades to a range of basewide infrastructure including electrical, potable water, fire-fighting, sewerage, stormwater and ICT.
- New structures for NORFORCE, new shared-user facility, car parking and upgrades to base entry precinct.
FACILITIES TO SUPPORT TO NAVAL OPERATIONS IN THE NORTH
HMAS Coonawarra, originally known as Darwin Naval Base, was constructed inside Larrakeyah Barracks in 1982 to service the Fremantle Class Patrol Boats, which were entering service to replace the Attack Class. A new wharf was built in 2001 to accommodate an additional number of Fremantle Class Patrol Boats based in Darwin and this wharf was extended in 2006 to berth the larger Armidale Class Patrol Boats (ACPB). In 2003, Coonawarra Command was relocated from Berrimah to Larrakeyah Barracks and the Darwin Naval Base was commissioned as HMAS Coonawarra.
In the Planning Phase, the project will plan, design and gain the necessary approvals for upgrades to the naval operations infrastructure, subject to Government and Parliamentary approval.
The aim of the project is to provide fit for purpose facilities and infrastructure to support visiting RAN, OPV vessels and foreign warships, and includes:
- A new wharf to for a range of vessels to safely re-supply and re-store, such as amphibious ships, afloat support vessels, submarines, surface combatants and specialist minor war vessels, with the largest Australian vessel being the Canberra Class LHD.
- Enhanced Defence fuel facilities to provide a 24/7 fuel storage and refuelling services to Australian and foreign vessels that visit Coonawarra.
Laing O’Rourke will release 6 Expression of Interest (EOI) groups during the course of this project. EOIs are sought from businesses capable of performing the full scope of works only.
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