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RAAF Base Tindal Redevelopment Stage 6 and United States Force Posture Initiative Airfield Works

Project Overview

Welcome to the public website for the RAAF Base Tindal Redevelopment Stage 6 (Component 1) and United States Force Posture Initiative Airfield Works (Component 2) which will henceforth be referred as “Project”. Defence has established this web page to provide information to members of the public about the Project. The information contained within this web page is intended to complement the information provided to the Parliamentary Standing Committee for Public Works (PWC).

For more information on the PWC or to access a copy of the Statement of Evidence, please refer to the APH website.

Component 1 aims to maintain the existing capability at RAAF Base Tindal by addressing functional deficiencies and capacity constraints in existing facilities and infrastructure, and to support growth in demand from the increasing operational tempo. Component 1 also aims to address the risks associated with non-compliant facilities and to reduce ongoing operating costs by replacing under-utilised or redundant facilities.

Component 2 aims to increase the capacity of RAAF Base Tindal to support KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport operations, which are a key part of the core Air Power role of air mobility, in particular air-to-air refuelling and air logistics support missions. Component 2 also aims to support the United States Force Posture Initiatives by improving accessibility to the RAAF Base Tindal for United States Air Force aircraft. The United States Force Posture Initiatives is an element of the Force Posture Agreement between the Australian and United States Governments.

Subject to Parliamentary approval the construction work is expected to commence in mid-2020 with the expected completion in late-2027.