Royal Australian Air Force Base Tindal's facilities for airborne early warning and control aircraft were upgraded to further support them using Tindal as a base for exercise, training and contingency purposes. Tindal also required specific facilities to ensure safe and effective operations and works including the removal of faulty asphalt and the creation of hardstands, car parks and access roads. Boral developed special airport design mixes using local materials for the supply and placement of the asphalt surfacing assisted by a mobile plant established at Katherine, 15 kilometres south of the base. Specific asset maintenance plans and daily checks were carried out to ensure the mobile asphalt plant and major plant items were in operation throughout the project, resulting in no downtime. The project was completed on time, within budget and maintaining the base's operations at all times. Fatigue management plans were also developed specifically to the local conditions to manage employee welfare, in particular, hydration, resulting in no lost time for any individual or crew. The base is about 330 kilometres by road south of Darwin and 15 kilometres south of Katherine.
Royal Australian Air Force Base Tindal was upgraded to meet exercise, training and contingency requirements.
Client & Construction Team
Client Australian Government
Boral Products & Services
Boral supplied asphalt and mobile plant.
Tindal, Northern Territory
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