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Saturday, February 22, 2020 12:43 PM | Jack Cameron (Administrator)

On behalf of the Department of Defence, I would like to advise you of briefings on proposed works at the RAAF Base Tindal. These works include the RAAF Base Tindal Redevelopment Stage 6 and United States Force Posture Initiatives (USFPI) RAAF Base Tindal Airfield Works and Associated Infrastructure.

On 24 February 2020, the project will be referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works (PWC) with a public hearing expected to be held in Katherine on 21 April 2020. Information about the project, which is subject to Parliamentary approval, can be found on the PWC’s website: https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Joint/Public_Works.

The aim of the RAAF Base Tindal Redevelopment Stage 6 project is to maintain the existing capability at RAAF Base Tindal by addressing functional deficiencies and capacity constraints in existing facilities and infrastructure and to support growth in demand from the increasing operational tempo. The proposed works include:

• New Permanent Living In Accommodation;

• Upgrades to services including power, water, fire protection, sewerage and stormwater;

• New Control and Reporting Unit Facilities and Visiting Squadron Facility; and

• Upgrades to Security Force Amenities Facility.


The aim of the USFPI airfield works project is to increase the capacity of RAAF Base Tindal to support KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport operations, which are a key part of the core Air Power role of air mobility, and in particular air-to-air refuelling and air logistics support missions. The proposed works include:

• Upgrades to the runway and taxiway;

• New Aircraft Parking Apron, Aviation Fuel Farm and Air Movements Terminal; and

• Upgraded Engineering Services and Infrastructure.


If you or your staff would like to accept or decline this invitation for a personal briefing on the proposed works, please contact our Project Manager representative Andrew Thiele from RPS on 0448 028 221 or via email at tindalprojects@rpsgroup.com.au to coordinate a time.

Proposed Airfield Works

The Department of Defence will be holding the following community information sessions on the proposed works that you and your members may be interested in attending.

Katherine Session

Date: 27 February 2020

Time: 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Venue: Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre, Katherine

Darwin Session

Date: 04 March 2020
Time: 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Venue: Mantra Esplanade Hotel Conference Room, 88 The Esplanade, Darwin

Further detail on the proposed works is available at www.defence.gov.au/id/RAAF-Tindal/Default.asp.

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