Watpac Construction Pty Ltd has been awarded the head contract for Defence’s Base Infrastructure Works project. Part of the Base Security Improvement Program, this project will deliver a range of security infrastructure works to 16 Defence establishments across Australia.
The Base Security Improvement Program was established in late 2009 following a review of Defence’s protective security arrangements and includes a range of projects designed to improve security across Defence bases.
It is anticipated Watpac will commence delivery of $146 million worth of security infrastructure works from August 2013. Construction is expected to last approximately 18 months, with all works to be completed by the end of 2014.
Enhanced security at defence establishments will be achieved through state of the art electronic access control systems that will manage vehicle and pedestrian access. Facilities designed to improve command and control in the event of a serious security incident will be provided. Additional closed circuit television, base wide alert systems and other electronic security systems will also be delivered by the project.
When complete, the works will provide another important layer of security for Defence and its personnel and further demonstrates the ongoing investment Defence is making to keep its people safe.
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