Defence is responsible for an important legacy that has been built up through its history: a legacy of land, places, buildings, memories and stories.

HMAS Creswell is located on the south-western shores of Jervis Bay in the Jervis
Bay Territory, 180km south of Sydney. As part of a large national park and in recognition of its historical significance, Creswell was placed on the Australian
Heritage Commission’s National Estate register in 1981.

The aim of the project is to perform end-of-life refurbishment to eight heritage buildings, including
the Junior/Senior Sailors Mess and College Galley. The works will honour heritage values throughout all stages of construction and keep disruption to the base to a minimum during the college’s busiest time as a training facility.

Junior/Senior Sailors Mess
A comprehensive refurbishment to restore functionality to an ageing facility in order to meet
current and future operational needs.

College Galley and Dining Hall
Demolition of the existing Galley building and construction of a new commercial kitchen with an
increased footprint and the capacity to serve meals to up to 300 cadets on a daily basis. Internal and external refurbishment of the Dining Hall.

The project will be completed by the end of this year, but we’ve already received some excellent
feedback from key personnel and we are proud to be assisting Defence in future-proofing the base’s
capacity while preserving its heritage values.

“The doubling in size and capability of the College Galley demonstrates how the RAN is reacting to significant growth in Initial Entry Training through commensurate infrastructure improvements. We were very pleased that this project was also able to preserve the heritage fabric and values of HMAS Creswell”. Captain Warren Bairstow – Commanding Officer, HMAS Creswell

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