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 and increased presence of Singapore Armed Forces Personnel.
The existing Shoalwater Bay Training Area in Central Queensland is being expanded and a new training area is being established near Greenvale in North Queensland. These training areas will be owned and managed by the Australian Government and the Australian Defence Force will have priority use.
The existing Shoalwater Bay Training Area in Central Queensland will be expanded to the West. The Shoalwater Bay Training Area is approximately 100 kilometres North of Rockhampton.
Defence will establish a new training area near Greenvale in North Queensland. Greenvale is approximately 220 kilometres Northwest of Townsville.
Purchasing land is only one step towards establishing and expanding the training areas. There are a number of other steps Defence will take to design, build and use the training areas.
There will be ongoing logistics and land management requirements to support and sustain the training areas once they are operational.
Defence will deliver advanced training areas under the ASMTI to meet the future needs of the Australian Defence Force and Singapore Armed Forces.