HMAS Penguin Program of Works


SCG team members undertook the role of Lead SCEC Security Consultant for the $72million dollar redevelopment of the HMAS Penguin facilities, at both the main facility located at Middle Head and the Pittwater Annexe.

The project involved the redevelopment of the Royal Australian Navy Diving School facilities at the HMAS Penguin Mosman and Pittwater Annexe sites.

The existing facilities were outdated and two new training facilities were designed as well as refurbishment of the existing heritage buildings.

Additional works included a new main entrance, Security Control room, upgrade of the Base Infrastructure and replacement of the existing Type 1 SAS base wide.

New Air Combat Capability (NACC)


SCG team members provided key roles as SCEC Security Designers for the Facilities Requirements for the New Air Combat Capability (NACC) project, for the Department of Defence.

The NACC project is a $1.477 billion dollar major Defence infrastructure project, delivering upgraded facilities at RAAF Williamtown and RAAF Tindal for the RAAF’s new F35 Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft.

The project included construction of a new headquarter buildings, housing 2 squadrons with independent administration and headquarters sections, aircraft hangars, maintenance facilities, a SCIF shared between the two squadrons, a new training and conversional unit headquarters incorporating training facilities, maintenance facilities and a separate compartmentalised SCIF for housing the flight simulators. In addition to these buildings and general base infrastructure, including EO storage and aircraft line maintenance buildings, an additional building was provided for the housing of the aircraft manufacturer network infrastructure and deployable aircraft support container solution, which also necessitated the provision of additional compartmentalised SCIF facility.

A new secure perimeter for the NACC facility, to create a ‘base within a base’, was also provided including high security fencing, high speed aircraft taxiway and vehicular gates, perimeter intrusion detection systems and supporting CCTV system.

With multiple stakeholders involved, including the Department of Defence, Government and Defence authorities (i.e. DSA, CIOG, ASIO/T4) and non-government (Lockheed Martin), incorporating the requirements of each stakeholder whilst maintaining value for money and meeting the overall project requirements could prove challenging. To maintain this balance and meet the requirements, the Security Team worked closely with all key stakeholders to develop a balanced and conformant security solution for the project, using a combination of planning and design, technology and operational management techniques to provide the best ‘value for money’, low risk, security solution for the client.

West Head Gunnery Range


SCG team members undertook the SCEC security design consultant role for the redevelopment of the West Head Gunnery Range located in Flinders, Victoria.

The facility, which is an outstation of HMAS Cerberus, provides training for close range and medium calibre firing, navigation radar and miscellaneous communications and support equipment.

The works at the facility included the provision of new, and replacement of the existing Control Buildings with associated facilities including Armouries, combined Training and Amenities Building and perimeter security upgrades including new main vehicle entrance and guard station.

RAAF Richmond Hangar 1


SCG team members undertook the Lead SCEC Security Consultant role for the upgrade of Hangar One at RAAF Richmond.

The upgrade works included hardening of the existing spaces within the Hangar to provide a PSPF compliant Zone 4 area as well as provision of a new Electronic Access Control System (EACS) and Type 1 Security Alarm System (SAS) connected to the existing base wide systems.

A key challenge to the physical hardening was the heritage listing of the Hangar, which required careful consideration of the hardening pallicaiton to ensure the heritage elements of the building were not compromised or damaged as part of the works as well as minimising any visual impacts externally.

SCG team members provided design and documentation detailing both the physical security hardening and electronic security works as well as providing certification of the installed Type 1 SAS.

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