Australia’s parliament has approved a AUD495 million (USD364 million) investment into two projects for new facilities at the Larrakeyah Defence Precinct in the country’s Northern Territory, Defence Minister Marise Payne announced on 30 June.
The first project, which consists in an AUD223 million base redevelopment, “will address the upgrade of critical in-ground infrastructure, support on-base growth over the next 25 years and improve the working environment” for Australian military personnel, said Payne.
The second, concurrent project, which is valued at AUD272 million, is for the construction of facilities to support naval operations in the area and will deliver a new outer wharf to support the Royal Australian Navy’s major surface combatant ships and submarines.
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