Defence Infrastructure Development

We work closely with the Department of Defence, across the WA Government and with local industry to develop strategic infrastructure.

The Defence West Infrastructure Development Team are committed to improving the Henderson Precinct, one of just two locations identified in Australia for Naval Shipbuilding. We aim to ensure that defence industry and State infrastructure are matched to the current and emerging requirements of Defence.

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Large Vessel Dry Berth

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The Western Australian Government is looking to understand the current market interest in the development of a large vessel dry berth at the Australian Marine Complex (AMC) in Henderson, Western Australia. 


A new Large Vessel Dry Berth capability will support Defence’s future build and sustainment program of large hull vessels of the Royal Australian Navy, and has the potential to support Allied navies as well as commercial vessels if and when not required by Defence. 


Defence is working closely with other Australian Government departments, as well as the Western Australian Government, to consider options for a new Large Vessel Dry Berth in the Australian Marine Complex at Henderson.


Defence and the Western Australian Government look forward to returning to industry in due course to provide an update on how industry can be involved to deliver this key piece of shipbuilding and sustainment infrastructure.

Large Vessel Dry Berth Early Market Engagement
 

Australian Marine Complex Planning Studies

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Through an agreement between the Department of Defence and the Western Australian Government, up to $9 million in Australian Government funding is being provided over the 202021 and 202122 financial years to undertake planning studies at the Australian Marine Complex (AMC).

Australian Marine Complex Planning Studies

Fast Tracked Infrastructure Projects

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As a part of the WA Recovery Plan, launched in July 2020, the Government is investing $87.6 million to deliver four infrastructure projects at the AMC. These include:

  • A new shipbuilding facility in the northern harbour to activate underutilised land and support commercial shipbuilding and sustainment
  • A new vessel transfer path to create greater connectivity and resilience between the floating dock and the shipbuilding and sustainment facilities.
  • Design and construction of an extension to AMC berth 1 and the design of a new finger wharf to create berths 7 and 8, which will provide the ability to develop a secure wharf to support in-water maintenance of Collins class submarines as well as other naval vessels.
  • The upgrade of road intersections to increase road capacity and safety, reduce vehicle congestion and improve access.

Fast Tracked Infrastructure Project Announcement

Australian Marine Complex (AMC) Strategic Infrastructure and Land Use Plan (SILUP)

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The Western Australian government has developed the Australian Marine Complex (AMC) Strategic Infrastructure and Land Use Plan (SILUP) to identify the short, medium and long term upgrades required to guide the AMC’s  development as a nationally significant industrial area for the defence, marine and resource industries.

Australian Marine Complex Strategic Infrastructure and Land Use Plan

Building Western Australia's Defence Industry – Australian Marine Complex (AMC) Infrastructure Strategy

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The Defence Industry Australian Marine Complex Infrastructure Strategy strategy outlines a vision to double the value of the state’s defence industry to $6 billion a year by 2030 – providing a pipeline of work for Western Australia and supporting thousands of local jobs.

Building Western Australia's Defence Industry Australian Marine Complex Infrastructure Strategy November 2020

Page reviewed 21 May 2021