Wide Bay Training Area is a 20000ha live training facility the Battle Inoculation Range allows troops train with live fire overhead and is a part of the Australian federal governments Enhanced Land Force STAGE 2 Facilities Project worth $1.4 billion nationally and around $100m at the Wide Bay Training Area. Digwright Civil worked closely with St Hilliers Properties to deliver a world class Battle Inoculation Range for the Department of Defence. UXOs (Un Exploded Ordinates) and existing asbestos structures along with strict environment procedures were just some of the challenges of this project. Digwright were able to have achieved timely completion of the bulk earthworks to allow STH to start building structures well ahead programme. Strong client relationships have resulted in award of subsequent stages at Wide Bay Training Area.


Digwright Civil was appointed as the civil contractor for the MTR-A and associated works at WBTA. At the completion of the project Digwright had delivered:

  • Construct 3km road embankments through wet land areas
  • 250000m3 of cut to fill bulk earthworks
  • 12000m3 of imported rock and gravel to fill embankments and pavements
  • Culvert crossings and drainage
  • 18000m2 Geotextile Grid and Fabrics
  • Earth mounds and Bunkers
  • Bio Basins
  • Working in an environmentally sensitive area

Fast Facts

Location: Tin Can Bay, Queensland
Client: St Hilliers / Department of Defence
Commencement Date: September 2014
Completion Date: August 2015
Contract Value: $1.8 million