RAAF Base Darwin – Defence Air Traffic Control Complex AIR 5431




Darwin, NT





The AIR 5431 Defence Air Traffic Control (ATC) Complex project is an Australian Defence Force project located at select bases across the nation, upgrading the Air Traffic Control Towers.

Lend Lease engaged VAE Group to undertake the major mechanical works to an extension of the existing Airfield Systems Complex (ASC), new ATC and new Energy Building at Darwin International Airport. As well as an extension to the chilled water plant serving both the existing and new buildings.

The new ATC tower is a 50m high multi-level facility accommodating a control cabin, external observation deck and a crew rest area, amenities, kitchenette and plant room. The existing tower will be demolished following the commissioning of the new facility.

The ASC upgrade includes a substantial extension to the existing building to accommodate future equipment for Phase 3, whilst existing equipment remains operational.