Hunternet held the HunterNet Defence Infrastructure Summit on 8 Dec in lieu of the HunterNet Defence and Infrastructure Forums in December.
The HunterNet Defence Infrastructure Summit (supported by Hunter Business Chamber) was held on 8 December 2015. It was an opportunity for industry and supporting organisations to be aware of the various projects, opportunities and the process for involvement. The summit provided an opportunity to gain knowledge, introduction and network with organisation involved in Defence infrastructure.
Over the next few years, there will be an increase in spend for infrastructure work at Military facilities around Australia.
Defence Estate &Infrastructure Group has a budget in excess of $3 billion, with an asset base with a gross replacement value in excess of $62 billion.
There is also works that are funded from projects including the Joint Strike Fighter (New Air Combat Capabilities) infrastructure at Williamtown, Tindal and other bases around Australia with over $2b over the next few years.
There will be other works required for future platforms for Land, Sea and Air major capital projects requiring installations and supporting facilities. Many of the Defence facilities through age require redevelopment, upgrade, replacement, disposal and remediation of sites.
The type of work required covers many types industries, technologies, capabilities and knowledge to complete the work from the design to implementation.
Speakers for the summit included:
- Opening & Keynote Address: Mr. Scot MacDonald MLC, Parliamentary Secretary, Hunter Central Coast
- Defence Estate and Infrastructure Group, Charles Mangion, Assistant Director Estate Upkeep Performance
- Defence Estate Works Program, Aurecon, Michael Dunn, Regional Leader, NNSW; Augility, Esti Cogger, Senior Project Manager,
- New Air Combat Capability, JSF Infrastructure, Coffey, Jason McCosker, Project Manager / Contract Administrator
- Base Redevelopment, RAAF, SQNLDR Mick Duggan
- F-35 JSF Update, Keith Knotts F-35 Australian Program Development, Lockheed Martin Fort Worth.
- Asphalt Innovations in Airport Pavements, Australian Asphalt Pavement Association (AAPA), Dougall Broadfoot, NSW State Executive
- Estate Maintenance and Operation Services (EMOS), Contract, Brookfield GIS, Neil Connolly
- Hunter Defence Strategic Group, John Quaife (AVM, R’td)
- About Williamtown Aerospace Centre, James Garvey
- Explosives and their effects on structures. Defence Reserve Support Council, Dr. Michael D. Netherton (SQNLDR RAAF Reserve, DRSC)
- AusIndustry Entrepreneurs Program Presentation, Rob Olver Business Adviser Enabling Technologies, Services and Infrastructure
- Infrastructure Equipment, Institute of Public Works Australia, IPWEA, Scott Leighton. Event Manager CIVENEX,
- Closure, HunterNet Chairman, Michael Sharpe
Program for the day was as follows:
Estate and Infrastructure Group, Marcus Jeffrey, Director Estate Upkeep Performance Defence Estate and Infrastructure Group (DE&IG) is the consolidated service delivery organisation for Defence. DE&IG Supporting Defence capability and enabling Defence priorities. DE&IG has a budget in excess of $3 billion, with an asset base with a gross replacement value in excess of $62 billion and around 2,100 civilian and 550 military staff
Defence Estate Works Program Aurecon, Michael Dunn, Regional Leader, NNSW Augility, Esti Cogger, Senior Project Manager: Managing and delivering hundreds of projects annually across Australia at Defence bases and sites with a strong focus on value for money and quality outcomes for Defence.
New Air Combat Capability, JSF Infrastructure Coffey, Jason McCosker, Project Manager / Contract Administrator Base Redevelopment, RAAF, Wing Commander Jeff Leeke: This is an extremely complex project, with a wide range of airfield infrastructure and facilities being designed and delivered at multiple sites around Australia including The NACC project will provide airfield infrastructure and operational, administration and training facilities at RAAF Bases Williamtown, Tindal, Townsville, Darwin, Curtin, Scherger, Learmonth, Pearce and Edinburgh and Defence Establishment Myambat. Williamtown Redevelopment Project
F-35 JSF Update, Keith Knotts. F-35 Australian Program Development, Lockheed Martin Fort Worth: Asphalt Innovations in Airport Pavements, Australian Asphalt Pavement Association (AAPA) Dougall Broadfoot, NSW State Executive Michael has extensive industry experience in the public and private sectors within the road design, construction and maintenance spheres.
Estate Maintenance and Operation Services (EMOS), Contract, Brookfield GIS, Neil Connolly: Estate Maintenance and Operation Services (EMOS) including estate upkeep, land management and cleaning.
Hunter Defence Strategic Group, John Quaife (AVM, R’td): Member Update on NACC, JSF Regional Focus and opportunities for the Hunter.
About Williamtown Aerospace Centre, James Garvey, Defence and Technology based employment cluster: Technology Place comprise Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Bohemia Interactive, Nova. New buildings include Nova, Airbus and Viasat
Explosives and their effects on structures. Defence Reserve Support Council Dr. Michael D. Netherton (SQNLDR RAAF Reserve, DRSC): Lecturer in Structural Engineering, Centre for Infrastructure Performance and Reliability, Civil Engineering. The University of Newcastle.
AusIndustry Entrepreneurs Program Presentation, Rob Olver Business Adviser Enabling Technologies: Services and Infrastructure. Current innovation programs and growth grants available
Infrastructure Equipment, Institute of Public Works Australia, PWEA , Scott Leighton. Event Manager CIVENEX: Australia’s Premier Infrastructure Expo.
Closure HunterNet Chairman, Michael Sharpe: HunterNet is widely recognised within Australian manufacturing and academia as the most successful industry ‘cluster’ of its type nationally. The organization involves over 200 companies, active in national and international infrastructure and asset management, energy and resources, defence and advanced manufacturing supply chains. Through its membership, HunterNet represents over 70,000 employees.