The Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative (ASMTI) is an opportunity for Australia to build Defence capability and enhance its bilateral relationship with Singapore, while providing enduring economic benefits to Central and North Queensland.
Under the ASMTI, Singapore will invest in Australia’s development and enhancement of training areas to meet the future needs of the Australian Defence Force and facilitate an increased presence of Singapore Armed Forces personnel conducting unilateral training in Australia.
ASMTI is expanding and developing the existing Shoalwater Bay Training Area in Central Queensland, and has acquired and is designing a new training area near Greenvale in north Queensland, Greenvale Training Area (GVTA). These training areas will be owned and managed by the Commonwealth through the Department of Defence.
When the ASMTI reaches maturity, currently scheduled for 2028, up to 14,000 Singapore Armed Forces personnel will conduct unilateral training for up to 18 weeks a year, for 25 years.
The ASMTI will deliver advanced military training areas that benefit the Australian Defence Force, provide significant local economic opportunities and strengthen Australia’s Defence relationship with Singapore.
Training areas in Central and North Queensland are being developed and enhanced under the ASMTI, allowing personnel to train with the equipment, platforms and systems that will be introduced over the coming decades.
Defence is committed to maximising opportunities for local industry participation across the life of the ASMTI. Businesses in Central and North Queensland can be involved in work across a range of activities, including construction and technical support. Watch the online tutorial series, Getting Defence Ready, to learn more about how to put your best foot forward in tendering for subcontract opportunities under the ASMTI.
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