Civil Military Air Traffic Management System Projects of Concern Summit

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The Hon Pat Conroy MP

Minister for Defence Industry

Minister for International Development and the Pacific

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The Hon Catherine King

Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government

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8 December 2023

A Projects of Concern summit was held today on the Civil Military Air Traffic Management System (OneSKY-CMATS) project.

The summit agreed to finalise a contract change proposal and an integrated master schedule for the project by early 2024.

The Albanese Government is committed to convening regular summits in order to remediate challenging Defence projects.

The summit was attended by the Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Pat Conroy MP, the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, the Hon Catherine King MP, defence industry representatives, and officials from Airservices Australia and the Department of Defence.

Quotes attributable to the Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Pat Conroy MP:

“I am pleased there has been significant progress on delivering the remediation plan for the OneSKY-CMATS air traffic management project.

“Ministerial engagement through Projects of Concern summits is proving to be an effective way of motivating stakeholders to resolve complex issues.

“This is the fourth Projects of Concern summit held by the Albanese Government, demonstrating our commitment to working with industry to get defence projects back on track.”

Quotes attributable to the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, the Hon Catherine King MP:

I thank officials from Airservices and Defence and all other representatives for their work today in discussing the Civil Military Air Traffic Management System project. Top-level focus is essential to ensure we can remediate areas of deficiency.

“There have been considerable efforts over the past 12 months to develop a robust remediation plan to get this project back on track. The Government is confident this project will deliver a key capability system to Defence.”

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