CIMIC selected for Department of Defence construction


CPB Contractors, a subsidiary of CIMIC Group, have been selected by the Australian Government’s Department of Defence for the delivery of the North Queensland Mid-Term Refresh Program.

The managing contractor project works are valued at approximately $104 million with construction scheduled to commence in early 2023.

Initially launched in 2019, the North Queensland Mid-Term Refresh Program involves the provision of estate maintenance and upgrades at RAAF Base Townsville, HMAS Cairns and the Townsville Field Training Area.

Speaking on the delivery of the project, CIMIC Group Executive Chairman Juan Santamaria said that the project would be delivered safely and while minimising disruptions.

“We are very pleased to have the opportunity to support Defence with the delivery of another important infrastructure upgrade. Our teams will work closely with Defence to ensure that the refresh program is delivered safely and without interrupting normal operations,” Santamaria said.

CPB Contractors Managing Director Jason Spears said: “CPB Contractors has a long history of successfully delivering projects in North Queensland. We have a strong commitment to the region and will be working to maximise commercial and employment opportunities for local and Indigenous suppliers.”

The investment of the project into the local economy has been welcomed by Townsville-based Senator, Ian Macdonald said.

“This project will provide opportunities for local jobs and economic activity in the region, which will benefit the local community,” Macdonald said.

Works to be delivered include new and upgraded engineering services and building refurbishments.

The North Queensland Mid-Term Refresh Program is scheduled to be completed in 2025.

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