Malabar Headland is an important coastal headland in the south eastern suburbs of Sydney. The site is rich in environmental, cultural and heritage values and is an important asset to the local community and the wider population of Sydney and New South Wales (NSW).
Refurbishment Works at The Lodge
The Lodge was built in the 1920s as the Canberra residence of the Prime Minister of Australia. Refurbishment works are required to prevent deterioration of the building fabric, consistent with Finance’s property management obligations.
The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) proposes to undertake a major redevelopment of the existing Villawood Immigration and Detention Facility in the suburb of Villawood, in Sydney. The Department of Finance has been given the responsibility for managing the delivery of the redevelopment on DIAC’s behalf.
The redevelopment will remediate the site and replace ageing infrastructure and facilities in accordance with the principles in the Standards for Design and Fit-out of Immigration Detention Facilities, Standards for Health Services in Australian Immigration Detention Centres, and the Detention Health Framework. It will also in corporate amenities that promote the health and wellbeing of people in detention, staff and visitors.
Early civil and remediation works commenced in the middle of 2011, with construction of the first stage of the project due to commence in early 2012. The design process for the redevelopment, which has been undertaken in close consultation with numerous stakeholder groups, is also due for completion around this time. A dedicated project website  has been established which contains further information, and is regularly updated.
The new central office building will be located on Section 49, Parkes ACT, between Constitution Avenue and Parkes Way. The design will provide for a high quality, secure building to be fitted out for the specialised needs of the tenant. The planning phase was completed in November 2008 and the delivery phase is now underway.
Post Entry Quarantine Facility Project
The Department of Agriculture (Agriculture) leases and operates Post Entry Quarantine (PEQ) facilities in various states for the management of imported animals and plants under the Quarantine Act 1908. Existing leases on these sites are due to expire between 2015 and 2018 with no opportunity for lease extensions in the medium term. New PEQ facilities and infrastructure that satisfy contemporary quarantine standards and meet future demands, in particular for high risk species, are required. A single, consolidated facility was determined to be the best option to respond to this need.
The Post Entry Quarantine Facility Project (the Project) will be delivered by the Department of Finance (Finance). Finance is the owner of the Project site and will own the facility once built. Agriculture will operate and manage the PEQ facility.
The Site is located at 135 Donnybrook Road in Mickleham, Victoria which is a 144 hectare greenfield site. This site is located north west of the Craigieburn township, approximately 31 kilometres north of the Melbourne Central Business District and 16 kilometres north-east of the Melbourne International Airport. Early civil works commenced in April 2014 and Phase 1 facilities will be completed in 2015.
Further information is available via the PEQ GovSpace website This information will be updated regularly.
Last updated: 25 May 2015