Work begins on Defence signals school
The Department of Defence has awarded a head contract for construction works under the Defence Force School of Signals Redevelopment Project.
The $14.8 million contract has been awarded to National Aboriginal Construction Partnership Projects (NACP).
“The Defence Force School of Signals is the Australian Defence Force’s principal communications and information systems and electronic warfare training establishment,” said the Assistant Minister for Defence, Senator David Fawcett.
“NACP will deliver a new training facility at Simpson Barracks, Watsonia and minor Information and Communications Technology (ICT) works at HMAS Cerberus, Mornington Peninsula.”
Assistant Minister Fawcett said the engagement of NACP as head contractor demonstrated the federal government’s commitment to providing opportunities for Indigenous Australians and Indigenous enterprises.
“NACP Projects has developed a local industry capability plan with a target of 85% of subcontract packages to be awarded to businesses within the Melbourne Metro area,” he said.
Construction is scheduled to commence later in April, with completion set for early 2020.
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