WESTERN AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA: Multiplex has been appointed as MC for the Development phase of the proposed RAAF Curtin Redevelopment project. The site is an air base in Derby located 2,200km north of Perth in Western Australia.

Subject to Government and Parliament Approval, the Proposed $244m Project will deliver refurbished and improved facilities and infrastructure across the base. Works will include civil and road upgrades, electrical system works, water infrastructure, building revitalisation, communications upgrades, airfield upgrades, landscaping and new accommodation.

As Managing Contractor, Multiplex will manage the delivery of all work including design development, assistance with government approvals, procurement and subcontracting of all construction work. This format has been successfully implemented previously with Multiplex’s delivery of three Centre of National Resilience in Perth, Melbourne and Brisbane. WSP Australia Pty Ltd has been engaged as Project Manager and Contract Administrator by Defence and will oversee this procurement.

Multiplex CEO John Flecker said, “Multiplex are delighted to be working with the Federal Government on this significant project. It has been an ambition of ours to expand into the Defence sector for some time and after delivering three Centres for National Resilience for the Commonwealth using the same form of Contract, we believe we are well positioned to successfully manage this Project and involve ourselves further in the Australian defence sector.” 

Multiplex Regional Managing Director WA Chris Palandri added, “Importantly, the Project represents a major opportunity for Multiplex to work with the communities and businesses in Derby, and the broader Kimberley region. We look forward to exploring options to increase sustainable employment opportunities, cadetships and apprenticeships.”

Project design, site visits, sub-consultant procurement and community engagement are already underway to finalise engineering design requirements and government approvals before construction commences in late-2024.

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RAAF Base Curtin forms a key part of the Australian Defence Force’s network of Northern air bases and plays a key role in supporting the training and operations of the ADF in North-Western Australia and the Indian Ocean.