Doric wins navy work

Media release in The West Australian today about Doric securing HMAS Stirling Stage 3A Redevelopment as managing contractor.
 
Doric wins navy work
by Helen Shield
 
Doric will manage the $345 million redevelopment of HMAS Stirling naval base on Garden Island, adding to its suite of government projects including Acacia Prison expansion, the Busselton Health Campus and The Quarter, Karratha.
 
The $16.7million contract adds to a $500 million workbook for the privately owned WA construction company. Doric chief executive Vince Mulholland said the project was expected to employ 300 people at its peak.
 
The Stirling redevelopment will include work on buildings, roads, maritime structures, mechanical systems, electrical services, communication systems, water and sewerage infrastructure and the entrance.
 
The base, Fleet Base west, is the Royal Australian Navy’s biggest naval establishment and provides operational and logistical support to its fleet, submarines and aircraft.
 
Doric, as managing contractor; takes responsibility for detailed design, procurement, construction, commissioning and handover of the project, with construction expected to start by the middle of next year and finish by January 2020. 
 
“Our State is undergoing a real transformation in metropolitan and regional areas and we are excited about playing a part in that,” Mr Mulholland said. He said the naval project would deliver subcontracting opportunities for local businesses.
 
"We have a workbook of more than $500 million in place for the next 12 to 18 months but we continue to see significant opportunities in WA.” Doric is the reserve respondent for the WA Government’s $428 million new museum project. It is building a $36 million research facility for Curtin University at Bentley.