RAAF Base Edinburgh Capital Works – Air 7000 Phase 2B
- Create 55 new jobs beyond construction
- Further develop the defence presence in northern Adelaide
- Establish an Industry Participation Plan to create local jobs during construction.
The RAAF Edinburgh base is the centre of the Australian Defence Force’s intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and electronic warfare capabilities.
The Air 7000 Phase 2B project will upgrade facilities and infrastructure at the Edinburgh base to support the new P-8A maritime surveillance aircraft, systems and crew.
The upgrade will cost $350-500 million and include building new facilities and car parking as well as expanding base logistics facilities and an extension to the existing runways.
Managed by Lend Lease and funded by the Federal Government the project will include:
- two new maintenance hangars, maintenance support facilities/workshop/crew facilities, logistics support, ground support equipment stores, administration, break-out areas/amenities in three levels with associated services infrastructure, liquid breathing dry oxygen facility, and fire station upgrade works
- air crew training, wing and squadron headquarters, general training facilities and briefing rooms in two levels with associated car parking for approximately 600 cars
- civil and pavement works including runway threshold extensions/strengthening, runway lighting, taxiway upgrades/shoulder paving, apron upgrade, relocation of ARDU fighter shelter, jet blast deflectors, culvert replacement, aircraft fuel system expansion and aircraft rinse facilities.
Estimated project value
$350 – 500 million
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