Control tower replacement at Richmond RAAF Base

Work on the RAAF Base Richmond’s Air Traffic Control tower has begun and will include refurbishments to improve capabilities and ongoing provision of air traffic control services.

This is the portion of the tower from which Joint Battlefield Airspace Controllers and other ATC staff will conduct air traffic management duties.

The new ATC facility at RAAF Base Richmond will include a 24.9-metre tall ATC Tower, along with a two-storey Airfield Systems Complex (ASC) containing office areas and workshops, classrooms and meeting areas, and amenities.

On site construction began in October 2017, with the project scheduled to be completed by December 2018, replacing an existing ATC Tower which dates back to the early 1960s. 

The two projects in unison will deliver the provision of facilities to support capabilities and ongoing provision of air traffic control services across the Defence fixed base Air Traffic Management and Control network.