In 2006, the Australian government announced the expansion of the Australian Army under the Enhanced Land Force initiative, which included the creation of two new infantry groups. This catalysed the need to increase the capacity of the existing facilities at the Gallipoli Barracks in Brisbane for one of those groups.
To support this initiative, Aurecon provided project management and contract administration services to deliver:
While seemingly straightforward on paper, the project was rife with complexities derived from diverse facilities requirements, coordination with other ongoing projects at the location, ambitious project delivery time frames and management transitions.
Aurecon employed a variety of innovative project management solutions that facilitated the successful delivery of the project:
Over time, Aurecon’s collaboration, innovation and expertise in the Defence sector brought the ambitious project to life. In 2014, the project was concluded and has since been able to house not only the new infantry group and supporting elements, but also their vehicle and equipment compounds, warehousing needs, and workshop needs, along with their training, community and recreational facilities.
As a testament to the exemplary delivery of the project, the project won the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) - QLD Award in the Defence/Aerospace category in 2017.