Defence infrastructure investment delivers $100 million boost for Queensland economy

Department of Defence

Joint Media Release

  • The Hon Melissa Price, Minister for Defence Industry
  • Mr Julian Simmonds, Federal Member for Ryan

The Morrison Government is investing over $100 million into the construction of vehicle workshops, hardstands and shelters at Gallipoli Barracks in Brisbane to support the modernisation of the Australian Army and Royal Australian Airforce vehicle fleet.

Lendlease will deliver the facilities under Land 121 Stage 5B as a continuation of works delivered under Land 121 Stage 2A.

Minister for Defence, the Hon Peter Dutton said this is part of a larger $150 million national investment that will deliver supporting infrastructure for the sustainment and maintenance of the Australian Defence Force’s Land 121 vehicle fleet.

“This next generation of light, medium and heavy vehicles is capable of supporting combat operations, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations, and training to ensure the Australian Defence Force is prepared for both current and future operations,” Minister Dutton said.

“This $101.1 million is a welcome investment in the Queensland economy that will generate opportunities for our local businesses.”

Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price said the project has an anticipated peak workforce of about 150 people per day during the three-year construction.

“Lendlease is committed to achieving a target of 85 per cent local workforce participation for the works being delivered at Gallipoli Barracks.”

Mr Julian Simmonds MP, Member for Ryan, congratulated Lendlease on the award of this contract to deliver critical training, support and sustainment facilitates at Gallipoli Barracks.

“The construction at Gallipoli Barracks will benefit the local economy by providing opportunities to local suppliers and subcontractors.”

“We’re backing our local defence community and creating local jobs”

Work on the project is expected to be complete by mid-2024.

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