About the Joint Venture

The Riverina Redevelopment Joint Venture (RRJV) – is a 50/50 joint venture between CPB Contractors and Downer to undertake major upgrades and replacement of existing infrastructure and facilities to support Defence capability for the next 30 years.

CPB Contractors (www.cpbcon.com.au) is a subsidiary of CIMIC Group Limited.

Downer (www.downergroup.com) is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.


The proposed project consists of a program of works across three Department of Defence establishments including:

  • Albury Wodonga Military Area (including North, South & East Bandiana, Latchford Barracks, Wirlinga)
  • Blamey Barracks (Kapooka)
  • RAAF Base Wagga


The RRJV has been appointed to plan, and subject to Government approvals, deliver the Program works to gain efficiencies in planning, standardisation of design, cost and time efficiencies in Program approvals and construction packaging/delivery. There is also an intent to maximise local and Indigenous industry participation.

The Program is currently in Planning Phase where the design will be developed to 90% and site investigations will be undertaken.


The proposed capital investment of $1.7b will incorporate a variety of elements including:

  • Construction of new messing and living in accommodation
  • Construction of new training facilities
  • Refurbishment and upgrading of existing buildings
  • Construction of new car parks
  • Remedial works and upgrades to infrastructure services


The indicative program milestones are:

Apr 2022 - Contract Award for Planning Phase

May 2024 - Delivery Phase Approval - inclusive of all Defence, Government and parliamentary approvals

Dec 2031 - Completion of the last Stage of Works


To submit an initial EOI for the Work Scopes, companies must have an ICN Gateway capability profile.





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Projects

Blamey Barracks Kapooka

The approved budget for the works at RAAF Wagga is $561.9 million with construction scheduled from 2024 and is programmed for approximately eight years.


The redevelopment will enable sustained operation of the base by delivering the following approved scope:

  • Infrastructure renewal or replacement
  • Up to 432 new Living in Accommodation single occupancy units
  • Up to 192 new beds for 1RTU Recruit Accommodation
  • A new Weapons Training Simulation System facility
  • New consolidated All Ranks Combined Mess
  • New fitness facilities incl gymnasium and pool
  • New retail facilities
  • New Clothing Store and associated warehousing
  • New training facilities for shared use of Base units and organisations incl. a Secure Video Conference Facility


See RBW Statement of Evidence


The approved budget for the works at BBK is $846.9 million with construction scheduled from 2024 and is programmed for approximately nine years.


The redevelopment will enable sustained operation of the base by delivering the following approved scope:

  • Infrastructure renewal or replacement
  • Up to 1,800 new Recruit Accommodation bed spaces incl. integrated training and working facilities
  • A new Marksmanship Training Range
  • New Explosive Ordnance storage facilities
  • A new recruit welfare facility (Multi-Function Centre)
  • New working accommodation for Headquarters 1RTB, SEG, 1JMPU and enabling organisations
  • New working and training accommodation for Training Support Company training (including medical training facilities)
  • Additional physical training facilities
  • A new Clothing Store and associated warehousing
  • A new Contractor’s Precinct
  • Expanded Chaplaincy and Recruit Well-Being Facilities
  • New roads and footpaths, including a new ring road to reduce traffic within the cantonment.

The AWMA occupies five sites at North, South and East Bandiana, Latchford Barracks (in Victoria) and Wirlinga (in NSW).


The approved budget for the works at AWMA is $376.8 million, with construction scheduled from 2024 and is programmed for approximately seven years.


The redevelopment will enable sustained operation of the base by delivering the following approved scope:

  • Infrastructure renewal or replacement (South Bandiana and East Bandiana)
  • Road hardening works (South Bandiana)
  • 240 new Living in Accommodation single occupancy units (South Bandiana)
  • Demolition of Living in Accommodation (Latchford Barracks)
  • New All Ranks Combined Mess
  • Demolition of redundant Messes (South Bandiana)
  • New traffic, security, and entry arrangements off the Murray Valley Highway at South Bandiana (subject to VicRoads approval)
  • New working and training facilities for local ADF Reserves and Cadets units adjacent to the new entry precinct (South Bandiana)
  • Demolition of redundant Reserve and Cadet facilities (North Bandiana and Albury Airport (leased facilities)
  • New basic training accommodation (South Bandiana)


See AWMA Statement of Evidence


Events

We invite subcontractors to join us at our next Procurement Industry Briefings held in Wodonga and Wagga Wagga. The events will provide an update on the indicative program milestones, procurement tendering process, expectations, and requirements.

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Wodonga

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Where:



Thursday 2 May 2024

9:00am - 11:00am


The Rules Club

188 Fernleigh Road,

Wagga Wagga NSW 2650


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When:



Where:



Wednesday 1 May 2024

9:00am - 11:00am


The Cube

18 Hovell Street,

Wodonga VIC 3690


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Training Academy

The Riverina Redevelopment Training Academy is a partnership with TAFE NSW, TAFE Wodonga and Skills and Jobs Centre to provide a centralised hub for upskilling and capacity building for the local industry and workforce.


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Projects & tenders

The training academy will help you learn how to tender for large government projects

Jobs & employment

We can link you directly with employers who have great job opportunities available.

Study & training

We can help you work out training arrangements for yourself or your staff, including apprenticeships and traineeships.

Downer Opportunities

View the range of employment and graduate program opportunities available directly at Downer.

CPB Opportunities

View the range of employment and graduate program opportunities available directly at CPB Contractors.

Project Jobseekers

Register as a jobseeker which will be provided directly to contractors engaged on the project. This will provide a number of jobs including trainee and apprenticeship opportunities.

Contact us

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295 Edward Street

Wagga Wagga NSW 2650

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Acknowledgment of Country

We acknowledge the Wiradjuri, Waveroo and the Duduroa Peoples as the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we work and live.

We recognise their continuing connection to land, water and sky.

We acknowledge and celebrate the inherent strengths of First Nations peoples and communities and are committed to a positive future as we move forward together on our journey of reconciliation.”


Our Marramabidya & Millewa artwork was commissioned by local artist Luke Penrith. The artwork represents both bilas (rivers) which run through our area. It depicts three distinct yarning circles that come together to discuss Lore, customs, bartering, trading & settling differences as well as sharing opportunities and gifts. The Maliyan (eagle) is a protector of the Nation, it shows guidance, grace and vision for a brighter future.