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Australia to Modernize Gallipoli Barracks in Brisbane

The Australian Department of Defence has announced an investment to upgrade the Gallipoli Barracks in Brisbane, Queensland.

Costing more than 11.2 million Australian dollars ($7.2 million), the infrastructure upgrade will refurbish live-in accommodation, perform maintenance works, and establish a new Joint Operations Room facility.

Modernization work has already started and is expected to create various jobs across local construction, trade, and other businesses.

It will also support the promotion and participation of indigenous industry partners in the region until the program’s completion.

The latest infrastructure investment is part of the government’s efforts to maintain advanced and “fit-for-purpose” facilities for the Australian Defence Force, further supporting warfighter needs as they protect the country.

Meeting Requirements

Gallipoli Barracks, supervised by the 7th Brigade, is among the largest military bases in the nation.

Riflemen from the 6th and 8th/9th Battalions, The Royal Australian Regiment engage targets on the move during the enhance combat shooting lesson a part of the Urban Operation Use Course at Gallipoli Barracks, Brisbane. *** Local Caption *** Members from 8th/9th and 6th Battalions, The Royal Australian Regiment took part in an Urban Operations User Course in South-East Queensland in November and December. The course’s culminating activity was a platoon assault on an urban operations training facility, featuring a live breach. The end state of future courses will be a live fire validation at a live fire urban range. This training demonstrates Army’s commitment to enhancing the foundation warfighting capability.
Riflemen engage targets on the move during the enhance combat shooting lesson at Gallipoli Barracks, Brisbane. Photo: CPL Nicole Dorrett/Australian Army

“The Albanese Government recognises that our Defence sites must be equipped to meet operational and capability requirements, now and in the future,” Assistant Defence Minister Matt Thistlethwaite stated.

“These projects, to be delivered by local businesses, will create opportunities in the trades and construction industries and deliver increased job opportunities in Brisbane.”

More Military Infrastructure Projects

Australia revealed a separate infrastructure initiative in April for the HMAS Stirling naval base in Garden Island.

This work will support building upgrades, tunnel maintenance, and other repairs to prepare for the arrival of the country’s future nuclear submarine fleet.

In February, the government announced a 35-million Australian dollar ($22.6 million) investment to revamp critical air and land military facilities at RAAF Base Townsville and the Australian Army Lavarack Barracks in North Queensland.

The same month, Australia upgraded the Robertson Barracks and the Howard Springs South in Darwin to bolster its military presence in the Northern Territory.

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