Having supported Defence for 80 years across a range of services, the Department of Defence is one of Downer’s longest standing customers. Downer has provided manufacturing and heavy industry capability to the Defence sector since the 1940s when Evans Deakin Industries manufactured the Bathurst Class anti-submarine Frigates.
Construct 11 Bathurst Class Anti Submarine Frigates for Royal Australian Navy.
Construct four River-class frigates (HMAS Burdekin, HMAS Diamantina, HMAS Shoalhaven and HMAS Murchison) for Royal Australian Navy.
Construct Koala-class vessel: HMAS Kimbla.
Construct Explorer-class vessels HMAS Bass and HMAS Banks.
Construct 20 Attack Class Patrol Boats at facilities in Brisbane and Maryborough. Construct F-111 maintenance hangar for RAAF Amberly.
Construct Supply Carrier Vessel HMAS Japarit.
Construct 8 Balikpapan-class landing craft (400 soldier capacity).
Awarded $22m electrical services construction at RAAF Base Learmonth.
Design and manufacture Echidna Explosive Ordnance Demolition robot.
The breadth of our service offerings allows us to provide advisory and project delivery services to the same customer organisation. This provides value to Defence through the retention of project knowledge and early contractor involvement. Importantly, we are conscious of the need to identify and manage probity and conflict of interest concerns.
Awarded first generation outsourcing contract for defence estate upkeep and maintenance works (buildings and facilities, plant and equipment).
Partner with Mercedes Benz to deliver the Medium Recovery Vehicle variant of the Unimog truck
Awarded airfield lighting and control systems contract at RAAF Bases Pearce and Gin Gin.
Awarded contracts for defence estate upkeep and maintenance works (buildings and facilities, plant and equipment) for various Defence bases in NT, WA, VIC, SA.
Delivered airfield pavement surface enrichment to Jervis Bay Airfield, RAAF Pearce, RAAF Darwin, RAAF Gin Gin, RAAF Tindall, HMAS Albatross, RAAF Amberley, RAAF Townsville and RAAF Scherger.
Appointed first generation of combined hard and soft services contract for SEQld Defence bases. Appointed facilities maintenance contractor for NZ Southern Region (Burnham). Awarded taxiway widening project at RAAF Williamtown.
Awarded taxiway widening project at RAAF Williamtown.
Awarded HV electrical upgrade works - RAAF Williamtown.
Appointed integrated facilities provider for 25 years to HQJOC high security facility.
With this is mind, Downer has established a separate and wholly owned subsidiary, Downer Professional Services, dedicated to the delivery of ‘above the line’ professional services. Separated by reporting lines, location, people and systems, the interaction between Downer Professional Services and the rest of the Downer Group is strongly governed.
Deliver extensive runway rehabilitation works - RAAF Richmond, RAAF Edinburgh.
Appointed facilities maintenance contractor - NZ Defence Central Region.
Awarded estate upkeep and base operations services provider to 170 defence sites across QLD, NSW. Awarded and deliver runway pavement overlay at HMAS Albatross.
Awarded HV Upgrade Works - Holsworthy Defence Base.
Awarded HV Upgrade Works - RAAF Williamtown.
Appointed Managing Contractor - Shoalwater Bay Training Area Remediation Project. Awarded HV upgrade - RAAF Richmond. Awarded HVAC Works Package - HMAS Cerberus. Appointed as one of four Major Service Providers (MSPs) to the Department of Defence’s Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG). Awarded 20km Fibre Optic Communications Line Installation - SA Defence Installation.
Downer MSP Awarded Contract Extension Over 4 Years with Critical Systems Branch (CASG) - delivering fleet information environment modernisation project. Contract Extension NZDF Facilities Maintenance- Central Defence -Linton, Ohakea, Waiouru.
Two-year Extension Of Estate Upkeep And Operation Services - ADF bases QLD, SNSW, ACT. Appointed Managing Contractor - Victoria Barracks Melbourne Redevelopment. Awarded Head Contractor - RAAF Williamtown Runway Upgrade. NZDF Facilities Maintenance extension, Southern (Burnham). Ōhakea Air Base P8 Aircraft Hangar (Te Whare Toroa). Awarded HV upgrade works six ADF Bases. Calliope Wharf NZ.
Awarded programme of 300 base upgrades across QLD, ACT, NSW. Extension of SEA2273 Professional Services contract to CIOG. Awarded Naval Combat Systems Integration Works Programme (MILWS) by CASG. As of 2021 Downer has 31 contracts within Defence’s Chief Information Officer Group. Awarded Defence Innovation Hub contract to develop the Muskito IED capability.