'At the peak of construction, the project will draw on a labour force of up to 1,200 people in the Brisbane area'
Defence Logistics, ADF

Defence Logistics Transformation Program

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Details

BVN and Conrad Gargett in association
Client
Leighton Contractors
Location
Defence Bank, Townsville City, Queensland, Australia
Completion
January 2011 - April 2015
Value
$150,000,000.00
Services
Full Architectural Services
Size

40,000m² GFA

Description

The Defence Logistics Transformation Program (DLTP) is a nationwide project to consolidate existing wholesale storage, distribution and land materiel maintenance from 24 sites to seven primary sites, supported by nine specialty/retail sites. The project aims to enhance the wholesale logistics function, replacing a number of World War II era buildings with new or refurbished modern purpose built infrastructure to support operations.

The DLTP Works Package 2 at RAAF Base Amberley proposes to transfer the wholesale functions performed at Joint Logistics Unit South Queensland (JLU SQ) Bulimba and Meeandah to a greenfield site at RAAF Base Amberley. Locating the facility at Amberley enables connections with overseas operations through the adjacent RAAF base facilities.

The JLU SQ at Amberley includes six buildings which house the following functions: headquarters office building for JLU(SQ), general stores warehouse and cargo consolidation point, armoury, providing small arms weapons storage and repair, loan and repair pool facility, vehicle and general engineering, electronics workshop.

The DLTP Works Package 3 at Lavarack Barracks includes similar accommodation at a slightly smaller scale.

The projects are a joint venture with Conrad Gargett; with BVN Donovan Hill undertaking Works Package 2 and Conrad Gargett undertaking Works Package 3.

Information issued by Australian Defence Force, Defence Logistics can be found with this link.

Location

Defence Bank, Townsville City, Queensland, Australia

Brief Elements

  • General storage warehouse
  • Cargo consolidation point
  • Weapons Store and Repair
  • Vehicle workshop
  • Electronics workshop
  • Hazardous goods store
  • Office accommodation

Summary

  • Identifying further opportunities to reduce cost while enhancing and integrated JLU (SQ) logistics network
  • Replacement of out-of-date buildings with purpose-built infrastructure to support Defence operations

Consultants

Leighton Contractors
Project Manager
Conrad Gargett
Landscape
Bornhorst & Ward
Civil, Structural
AECOM
Electrical, Mechanical, Acoustics
Movecorp
Storage
Aurecon
ESD, Hydraulic
Philip Chun
Building Certifier, DDA
Aquenta
Quantity Surveyor
WEBB
Security, Comms
Bondor
Almaxco cladding supplier