The Federal Government is seeking to develop two bases in Australia - one on the west coast and one on the east coast - with capacity and capability to house nuclear-powered submarines (SSNs) as part of the AUKUS.
The HMAS Stirling Navel Base, located in Perth, will be expanded to include wharf upgrades, operational maintenance, logistics and training facilities, as well as opportunities for supporting infrastructure outside HMAS Stirling.
The expansion is estimated to cost $8 billion and be completed over 10 years.
|2023||Expected Construction Commencement|
|Sep 2021||AUKUS announced.|
|Mar 2023||AUKUS optimal pathway announced including HMAS Stirling as home for Submarine Rotational Force-West.|
|Mar 2023||Australian Government announced that HMAS Stirling will undergo redevelopment.|
|Apr 2023||The Defence Strategic Review is released, recommending a staged approach to building Australia’s capability and capacity to sustain nuclear-powered submarines. To support this initiative, the Review identified a requirement to upgrade existing facilities and construct new facilities at HMAS Stirling.|