Borneo Barracks


DEFENCE BUDGET AUDIT RELEASED DEFENCE BUDGET AUDIT RELEASED (17 KB)
Minister for Defence Media Mail List – Tuesday, 17 November 2009


RELEASE OF THE DEFENCE BUDGET AUDIT EXECUTIVE SUMMARY - ESTATE RELEASE OF THE DEFENCE BUDGET AUDIT EXECUTIVE SUMMARY – ESTATE (13 KB)
Minister for Defence Media Mail List – Tuesday, 22 September 2009


SOUTH AUSTRALIA SET TO BENEFIT FROM RUDD GOVERNMENT'S INVESTMENT IN DEFENCE SOUTH AUSTRALIA SET TO BENEFIT FROM RUDD GOVERNMENT’S INVESTMENT IN DEFENCE (12 KB)
Minister for Defence Media Mail List – Wednesday, 1 July 2009


The Defence White Paper 2009 The Defence White Paper 2009 (1869 KB)
Released by the Department of Defence 2 May 2009


Australian Government Department of Defence Australian Government Department of Defence (6204 KB)
Socio-Economic Impact Study for the Rationalisation of Borneo Barracks January 2007


Parliamentary Standing Committee on Pubilc Works Parliamentary Standing Committee on Pubilc Works (3672 KB)
Report relating to the proposed Defence Force School of Signals Redevelopment, Simpson Barracks, Watsonia, Victoria 2007

 

WILL TOOWOOMBA FIGHT TO KEEP BORNEO BARRACKS?

Local Developer Lauder is lobbying Toowoomba’s elected representatives to reject Australian Department of Defence moves to close Cabarlah’s Borneo Barracks, home of the Australian Army’s 7th signal regiment for over 60 years.A report obtained by Lauder titled “Socio-Economic Impact for the Rationalisation of Borneo Barracks” shows consideration by the Australian Department of Defence to relocate the barracks to Adelaide, South Australia.

“The economic and social impact on the entire Toowoomba region would be staggering,” said Mac Stirling, Managing Director Lauder Pty Ltd.

The report outlines the following local impacts:

  • Total annual economic losses of $105.3million
  • Expected job losses in excess of 845
  • Serious short-term downturn in the local housing property market with the simultaneous release of 190 residential properties and 120 rented properties
  • Serious negative effect on small business particularly in Highfields
  • Serious social impact with high risk effect to local schools and child care enrolments.

“The Federal Government has been compiling data and reports since 2006, and with a Defence White Paper expected possibly as early as April this year, Toowoomba may just lose Borneo Barracks without so much as a ‘please explain’ from our elected local, state and federal government representatives,” Mr Stirling said.

“The closure of KR Castlemain and resultant loss of 350 jobs, and loss of Southern Cross were two incidences where Toowoomba barely put up a fight to retain our economic and social fabric,” he said.

“With the global economic recession hitting all areas hard, the closure of Borneo Barracks cannot be allowed to be seriously contemplated by Government.” “I doubt the economic advantage for Defence is closing the Barracks would be worth the trouble.”

Mr Stirling today urged residents from Toowoomba, Highfields, Rosalie, Crows Nest and all surrounding areas to start making some noise about the Barracks potential closure and ask their elected State and Federal MPs for a ‘please explain’.

Mr Stirling has forwarded a copy of the Australian Department of Defence report to the Hon. Kerry Shine MP, Member for Toowoomba North; Hon. Mike Horan MP, Member of Toowoomba South; Mayor Peter Taylor; Councillor Bill Cahill; Shane Charles, President Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce; and Trevor Watts, LNP Candidate for Toowoomba.

 

Powerpoint Presentation prepared by Lauder Pty Ltd Powerpoint Presentation prepared by Lauder Pty Ltd (7226 KB)
February 2010

ABC Radio with Mac Stirling, 16 February 2010

Letter from Senator the Hon. David Feeney Letter from Senator the Hon. David Feeney (343 KB)
Undated, received 22 June 2011
Letter from Senator the Hon. John Faulkner to Mac Stirling Letter from Senator the Hon. John Faulkner to Mac Stirling (122 KB)
Tuesday 22 December 2009
Email to Bob Baldwin, MP from Mac Stirling, Lauder Pty Ltd Email to Bob Baldwin, MP from Mac Stirling, Lauder Pty Ltd (772 KB)
Tuesday 24 November 2009
Letter to Parliamentary Secretary for Defence Letter to Parliamentary Secretary for Defence (382 KB)
Monday 11 May 2009
Letter from Senator the Hon. Ian Macdonald to Mac Stirling, Lauder Pty Ltd Letter from Senator the Hon. Ian Macdonald to Mac Stirling, Lauder Pty Ltd (121 KB)
Tuesday 5 May 2009
Letter from the Office of the Treasurer of Queensland to Mac Stirling, Lauder Pty Ltd Letter from the Office of the Treasurer of Queensland to Mac Stirling, Lauder Pty Ltd (90 KB)
Wednesday 22 April 2009
Letter from the Hon. Dr Mike Kelly MP to Senator the Hon Ian Macdonald Letter from the Hon. Dr Mike Kelly MP to Senator the Hon Ian Macdonald (160 KB)
Wednesday 22 April 2009
Letter from Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, The Hon Dr Mike Kelly MP to Mac Stirling, Lauder P/ Letter from Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, The Hon Dr Mike Kelly MP to Mac Stirling, Lauder P/ (151 KB)
Friday 3 April 2009
Letter from Senator for Queensland, Mark Furner to Mac Stirling, Lauder Pty Ltd Letter from Senator for Queensland, Mark Furner to Mac Stirling, Lauder Pty Ltd (1019 KB)
Monday 30 March 2009
Supporting letter from Senator the Hon. Ian Macdonald Supporting letter from Senator the Hon. Ian Macdonald (516 KB)
Friday 20 March 2009
Letter from Anna Bligh, Premier of Queensland to Mac Stirling, Lauder Pty Ltd Letter from Anna Bligh, Premier of Queensland to Mac Stirling, Lauder Pty Ltd (754 KB)
Wednesday 18 March 2009
Letter from Federal Member for Groom, Ian Macfarlane to  Mac Stirling, Lauder Pty Ltd Letter from Federal Member for Groom, Ian Macfarlane to Mac Stirling, Lauder Pty Ltd (175 KB)
Wednesday 18 February 2009
Letter to Minister for Defence from Mac Stirling, Lauder Pty Ltd Letter to Minister for Defence from Mac Stirling, Lauder Pty Ltd (877 KB)
Thursday 5 February 2009
 
Review of SGS Findings Review of SGS Findings (70 KB)
Prepared for Lauder Pty. Ltd by Urban Economics Pty. Ltd.

Mr Ian Macfarlane MP, Trevor Watts LNP Candidate for Toowoomba North and Senator Barnaby Joyce
Highfields Borneo Barracks Meeting Highfields Borneo Barracks Meeting (3415 KB)
Highfields FM 87.6

Councillor Bill Cahill
Statement by Bill Cahill Statement by Bill Cahill (413 KB)
Potential Closure of Borneo Barracks

Ashley Heckels
Statement by Ashley Heckels Statement by Ashley Heckels (351 KB)
Potential Closure of Borneo Barracks


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