Establish new Defence Force cadet facility


Project Description

The facility will be established in Launceston’s northern suburbs to provide young local people with the opportunity to become a Defence cadet. The cadet program will provide participants with resilience, leadership, team building and practical skills.

Progress Statement

In 2017, the Australian Government Department of Defence has engaged KPMG to undertake an initial business case. This initial business case was completed in June 2018. The proposed new Australian Defence Force Cadet multi-user facility will be established in the Northern Suburbs and is proposed to include training and administration facilities, a Q-Store, parade ground, an open area for minor field training, and sleeping quarters with the capacity to accommodate up to 60 cadets a night. A final detailed business case will be completed towards the end of 2019 with the construction of the new facility to occur in 2021 – 2023.

Initial scoping for a suitable site has commenced. No decision has been made by Defence regarding a preferred site.

Next Steps and Milestones

Q2 2018 – Q4 2018: Community Consultation

Q4 2019: Detailed Business Case complete

2021 - 2023: Construction

2023: Completion of Facility

Financial Information

Costs associated with undertaking the business case are funded through the Australian Government Department of Defence.


The Australian Government Department of Defence.