Lavarack Barracks Redevelopment Stages 3 and 4

These redevelopment stages of the Lavarack Army barracks in Townsville involved the design and construction of 11 precincts and approximately 160 new or refurbished buildings within an operational military base.

Stage 3 involved the demolition and construction of new precincts for 1st Battalion Royal Australian regiment, 2nd Battalion Royal Australian Regiment, 3rd Brigade, and a Combat Training Facility. Stage 4 included precincts for 3rd Combat Engineers Regiment, 4th Field Regiment, B Squadron, Military Police, Regimental Aid Posts, and Gym facilities.

Building types across the precincts included office buildings, workshops, maintenance facilities, storage warehouses, vehicle shelters, training facilities, and obstacle courses. MPN delivered:

  • Design solutions to facilitate prefabricated building and façade systems.
  • Adoption of standardized details for repetitive elements to obtain benefits for economy of scale and minimize construction time.
  • Adoption of portal frame steel structures to minimize bracing requirements and maximize future flexibility.
  • Robust and durable structural framing materials to resist cyclonic winds and minimise maintenance requirements for the Department of Defence.

Quick Overview
Location: Townsville
Value: $210 million
Client: Department of Defence
Discipline: Structural