Charters Towers Region Greenvale ASMTI Project

ASMTI Charters TowersThe Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative (ASMTI) is an opportunity for Australia to build Defence capability and enhance its bilateral relationship with Singapore, while providing enduring economic benefits to Central and North Queensland.

Under the ASMTI, Singapore is investing around $2.25 billion for Australia to develop and enhance training areas to meet the future needs of the Australian Defence Force and facilitate an increased presence of Singapore Armed Forces personnel.

As part of this investment a new training area will be developed and established in the Charters Towers Region (near Greenvale). This training area will be owned and managed by the Australian Government.

The purpose of this initiative is to deliver advanced military training areas that benefit the Australian Defence Force, provide significant local economic opportunities and strengthen Australia’s Defence relationship with Singapore.

Charters Towers Regional Council is committed to ensuring our Local Businesses are provided with the relevant information to enable them to engage with the economic opportunities under this Initiative.


Notifications and Information to business opportunities will be posted on this page and to Council’s Facebook page.

Stay up-to-date via ASMTI Website

The ASMTI has launched an updated website to help keep communities and industry informed of developments and opportunities as the project progresses.

ASMTI Managing Contractor Announced

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CPB Contractors is the Managing Contractor for the planning phase of the Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative (ASMTI) facilities project in North Queensland for the Australian Government's Department of Defence.

The ASMTI project in North Queensland will see the development of an estimated 310,000 hectare training area near Greenvale, 220km north-west of Townsville, for use by the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF).

The Department of Defence is also expanding the Shoalwater Bay Training Area in Central Queensland under the ASMTI.

Design work for the Greenvale site will commence in early 2021 and construction will commence in mid-2022. The project is scheduled to be completed in late 2027.

When the initiative reaches maturity, up to 14,000 Singapore Armed Forces will conduct unilateral training in Central and North Queensland for up to 18 weeks a year for 25 years, providing enduring benefits to the region.

For further information in relation to scope of work, local participation and how you can get involved, view their page here.


Local Business Opportunities - Get Defence Ready!

Defence is committing to maximising economic benefits for communities and opportunities for local industry in North Queensland across the life of the ASMTI. Local businesses will have opportunities to seek work across a range of areas

Business Opportunities

Get Defence Ready

ASMTI on-line tutorials developed to help local businesses win work through ASMTI - the first three focus on how to get Defence Ready!

Online Tutorials Here