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Artist impression of Rheinmetall's future Queensland-based MILVEHCOE

Rheinmetall Defence Australia is establishing its Australia-New Zealand Headquarters and Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence (MILVEHCOE) in Ipswich, Queensland. The facility will be located within the Redbank Motorway Estate, an industrial area close to supply chain partners and part of South East Queensland's established heavy-vehicle precinct.

Rheinmetall's MILVEHCOE will be a regional hub with an expected program of continuous design, build and support for up to 5000 military vehicles in Australia and the Asia Pacific.

The Queensland Government will oversee the construction project and has secured approval for the development application with Ipswich City Council. Details of procurement opportunities and project updates will be published on this website as they become available.

Architect: GHD
Managing contractor: Watpac
Deliverables: Building a brand new high-tech manufacturing facility inclusive of a main production facility, administration building, corporate function centre, vehicle compliance test track and indoor weapons test firing range.
Status: DA application approved
Location: Redbank, Ipswich