20150527 Coffey to oversee construction of new defence facilities Content3Coffey will manage the construction phase of the New Air Combat Capability Facilities Project.

The contract represents a significant achievement for our Project Management business and continues our work with the Department of Defence across New South Wales and the Northern Territory.

The project will deliver airfield infrastructure and operations, administration and training facilities to support the Australian Government’s purchase of 72 F-35A aircraft.

The new facilities will be located at RAAF bases throughout Australia, as well as Defence Establishment Myambat in support of the F-35A capability. Most of the works will be delivered at RAAF Base Williamtown in NSW and RAAF Base Tindal in the Northern Territory.

Coffey is the project manager and contract administrator for this extremely complex project, which requires a wide range of airfield and infrastructure facilities to be designed and delivered across multiple sites throughout Australia.

General Manager Project Management Australia Tony Carroll said the complexity and scale of the project required careful management to ensure key milestones were achieved.

“We’ve worked on this project since 2009, ensuring it achieved technical precision in its design and met the many layers of required approvals,” he said.

“The construction phase will see significant works carried out across multiple locations and will require strong project management to ensure its success.

“We’re looking forward to continuing to work on the project during this exciting time.”

Our engagement for the construction phase of the project reflects strong performance during the planning stages and our ability to work collaboratively with both Defence and the Managing Contractor to achieve the project objectives.

Coffey was instrumental in leading the managing contractor and their team to plan and design the project, and working with Defence to achieve the key government approvals, in particular, Parliamentary approval, which was achieved in October 2014.