Lendlease has been a awarded a contract to lead a $101.1 million construction of vehicle workshops, hardstands and shelters at Brisbane’s Gallipoli Barracks.
Defence minister Peter Dutton said it was part of a program of supporting infrastructure for sustainment and maintenance of the Australian Defence Force’s Land 121 vehicle fleet, and would generate opportunities for local businesses.
Lendlease will deliver the facilities under Land 121 Stage 5B, continuing from works delivered under Land 121 Stage 2A.
“Lendlease is committed to achieving a target of 85 per cent local workforce participation for the works being delivered at Gallipoli Barracks,” added defence industry minister Melissa Price in a statement on the project.
According to the federal government, there is an anticipated peak workforce of about 150 people per day on the three-year construction, which is expected to be complete by mid-2024
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