• Client: Department of Defence
  • Contract: $ 3,000,000
  • Program: Since 2014

Refurbishing Our Navy’s Main Base

Garden Island, located on the lands of the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation in Sydney Harbour, is the home port for several Royal Australian Navy (RAN) major fleet units on the east coast of Australia, and is the major engineering and refit centre for work undertaken by the Navy.  In order to maintain Garden Island’s capacity to support Navy capability, Defence is undertaking a project to address critical deficiencies on the Cruiser Wharf, one of the numerous wharves on the base.

Appointed Managing Contractor for this project in 2014, PSGH has successfully reached the important milestone of the 30% Concept Design Report.  As part of this process, PSGH identified that the deficiencies with the wharf were more serious than first thought, and proposed a more comprehensive solution.  Defence has now accepted the more comprehensive solution as the basis for further planning and design, and in 2016 PSGH will further develop the design, with a target to commence the delivery phase in late 2016 or early 2017.

Engaged by Defence under the Commonwealth Government’s Indigenous Business Exemption to the Commonwealth Procurement Rules – which facilitates Government agencies’ contracting with Indigenous companies – PSGH has demonstrated that it has the maturity and capability to undertake large, complex and important projects for Defence, and we are grateful for the confidence and support which Defence has extended to us.