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Capital Facilities

In 2002-03, Defence introduced a new infrastructure asset development process in order to improve transparency and accountability to the Government, provide better scope definition, more robust cost estimates, better risk consideration and mitigation, and improved whole-of-life and ecologically sustainable development of projects. As part of this process, projects are now subject to more detailed development and costing before they are submitted for Government or departmental approval. In the transition to the new process, a number of projects which were initially brought forward at a much earlier stage of development, and thus listed in previous portfolio budget statements, have been reconsidered and processed through the new system. One of the effects of this change is that programmed expenditure on many projects has been delayed in the transition to the new process.

Significant Current Facilities Projects

The following table and descriptions provide details on progress and expenditure in 2002-03 for major facilities projects, ie for those projects with a budget exceeding $6m.

Table 3.6: Approved Major Capital Facilities Projects by State and Federal Electorate
Program of Works (State, Federal Electorate and Locality) Total Estimated Expenditure Cumulative Expenditure to 30 June 2003 2002-03 Budget Estimate 2002-03 Revised Estimate 2002-03 Actual
$'000 $'000 $'000 $'000 $'000
NEW SOUTH WALES
Eden-Monaro
Eden - Naval Ammunitioning Facility 40,000 31,088 14,000 30,100 17,786
Gilmore
Nowra - HMAS Albatross Base Redevelopment 110,000 100,050 5,100 13,400 3,634
Macquarie
Richmond - Reinvestment(1) 35,000 0 3,000 740 0
Parramatta
Ermington - Pre-Disposal Site Works 33,106 5,386 7,600 7,600 2,394
Paterson
Williamtown - RAAF Williamtown - Eastern Regional Operations Centre(2) 18,000 16,916 1,100 602 37
Williamtown - RAAF Williamtown Redevelopment Stage 1 and Airborne Early Warning and Control works 149,000 3,388 10,000 9,300 3,388
Total New South Wales 385,106 156,828 40,800 61,742 27,239
VICTORIA
Maribyrnong
Albion - Decontamination Works(2) 28,635 25,181 670 283 91
Melbourne Ports
Fishermans Bend - Relocation of Defence Science and Technology Organisation's Platforms Sciences Laboratory 61,200 30,962 35,000 38,670 23,017
Total Victoria 89,835 56,143 35,670 38,953 23,108
QUEENSLAND
Blair
Amberley - RAAF Amberley - Base Redevelopment Stage 1(2) 77,400 76,501 2,600 1,720 833
Forde
Canungra - Defence Intelligence Training Centre 17,400 8,817 15,900 12,132 7,963
Groom
Oakey - Oakey Base Redevelopment 76,200 24,499 35,000 20,005 20,997
Herbert
Townsville - Lavarack Barracks Redevelopment Stage 2(2) 151,587 148,534 250 877 693
Townsville - Lavarack Barracks Redevelopment Stage 3 170,649 54,439 40,467 41,676 44,405
Townsville - RAAF Townsville Redevelopment Stage 1(3) 70,100 69,462 5,730 7,364 2,783
Townsville - RAAF Townsville Redevelopment Stage 2 72,546 38,860 29,444 35,715 35,005
Total Queensland 635,882 421,112 129,391 119,489 112,679
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Bonython
Edinburgh - RAAF Edinburgh Redevelopment Stage 1 39,887 27,440 22,000 26,000 24,680
Total South Australia 39,887 27,440 22,000 26,000 24,680
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Pearce
Bullsbrook - RAAF Pearce - Facilities for Lead-In Fighter(2) 6,936 6,606 200 200 1
Total Western Australia 6,936 6,606 200 200 1
NORTHERN TERRITORY
Solomon
Darwin - Robertson Barracks Joint Army Deployment Facility Development Stage 2(2) 268,300 228,876 250 700 445
Darwin - Larrakeyah Barracks North Australia Naval Infrastructure Stage 1(2) 12,600 12,586 127 43 29
Darwin - 1 Aviation Regiment Relocation(4) 75,000 0 10,000 2,000 0
Darwin - RAAF Darwin - Development of Operational Facilities Project(2) 60,408 59,391 1,000 1,500 1,959
Darwin - RAAF Darwin Base Redevelopment Stage 1 11,670 6,929 3,600 1,900 437
Lingiari
Timber Creek - Bradshaw Field Training Area Infrastructure 64,783 12,816 27,000 10,000 3,454
Katherine - RAAF Tindal - Perimeter Security Fence(4) 9,250 0 4,250 4,250 0
Total Northern Territory 502,011 320,598 46,227 20,393 6,324
AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
Canberra
Canberra - Defence Network Operations Centre 19,600 16,474 15,000 15,000 16,429
Canberra - Construction of Army Multi-User Depot(5) 13,500 36 0 10 36
Total Australian Capital Territory 33,100 16,510 15,000 15,010 16,465
TOTAL MAJOR BUILDINGS AND WORKS 1,692,727 1,005,237 289,338 281,787 210,496
Notes
  1. Due to departmental processing delays, the project was heard by the Joint Standing Committee on Public Works in September 2003. The project scope and funding has been reduced to $35m. |
  2. These projects are practically complete, with only minor expenditure expected through the defects liability period. |
  3. An incorrect cumulative expenditure figure was reported in the Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements 2002-03. The project had spent $66.7m at 30 June 2002 as reported in Defence Annual Report 2001-02. The project is now complete. |
  4. Project processing and development delayed Joint Standing Committee on Public Works consideration to July 2003. |
  5. The project was considered by the Joint Standing Committee on Public Works in May 2003 and approved in June 2003.