CIMIC's CPB selected for Defence Redevelopment Program

April 28, 2022
  • Project

CIMIC Group’s CPB Contractors has been selected by the Australian Government’s Department of Defence to deliver the Planning Phase of the Australian Defence Force’s proposed Riverina Redevelopment Program, in New South Wales and Victoria.

The Planning Phase of the proposed Riverina Redevelopment Program, which is being delivered in a 50:50 joint venture with Downer, will generate revenue of $30 million for CPB Contractors. Subject to Government and parliamentary approvals, a delivery phase may follow the successful completion of the planning phase and would involve an estimated $1.1 billion of works over five years for the joint venture. 

The proposed Riverina Redevelopment Program incorporates three projects, the:

  • RAAF Base Wagga Redevelopment,
  • Albury-Wodonga Military Area Redevelopment, and 
  • Kapooka Military Area Redevelopment. 

CIMIC Group Chief Executive Officer Juan Santamaria said: “We are pleased to be selected to progress the large-scale redevelopment of these important Defence facilities, in support of Defence capability for the next 30 years. CPB Contractors has more than 20 years of experience working with Defence and will work collaboratively with the Department to further develop the program efficiently and to schedule.”

CPB Contractors Managing Director Jason Spears said:

“CPB Contractors is experienced in delivering major projects in regional Australia. As well as contributing our technical and engineering expertise, we’ll work closely with the Department of Defence to maximise opportunities for local communities and the regional economy to benefit from this project.”

The proposed Riverina Redevelopment Program involves the delivery of new or upgraded accommodation; upgrades to training facilities; consolidating and upgrading communal facilities; and remediation works and upgrades to infrastructure services.

The planning phase will commence this year and is scheduled to be completed in late 2023.

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