Defence Minister Linda Reynolds and Defence Industry Minister Melissa Price have announced the first $150 million for the Deployable Force Infrastructure Project (LAND 8140).
The first $150 million of the $500 million Deployable Force Infrastructure Project will fund work to modernise deployable sanitation, catering, water management and treatment, shelters and power generation.
Minister Reynolds said the funding would provide responsive, scalable and adaptable deployable infrastructure to meet evolving operational needs.
"While this modernised capability will be used on missions overseas, it will also enhance support the ADF provides for humanitarian assistance and responding to natural disasters, including bushfire emergencies in Australia," Minister Reynolds said.
Minister Price added that the project would provide significant new partnership opportunities with Australian defence industry.
"I encourage local companies to explore how they can be part of these Defence investments across our region," Minister Price said.
Details about tender opportunities will be available on AusTender from February to March 2020.