Australian High Commission
Papua New Guinea

Opening of the Taurama Barracks accommodation block

The Chief of the Australian Defence Force, General Angus Campbell and Chief of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force, Major General Mark Goina, today opened the refurbished accommodation block at Taurama Barracks.

The accommodation block was refurbished through the longstanding PNG-Australia Defence Cooperation Program and will house 100 PNG Defence Force personnel. The project is an important continuation of Australia and PNG’s cooperation on PNG security infrastructure.

From major infrastructure projects under our Joint Initiative at Lombrum Naval Base, to the construction of new accommodation, Australia and PNG are focussed on ensuring PNG defence infrastructure is fit for purpose.

“Australia is proud to support PNG to deliver infrastructure projects that improve the living and working conditions of the hardworking men, women and families of the PNG Defence Force,” said General Campbell

Australia and Papua New Guinea share a close defence partnership and continue to work together through the Defence Cooperation Program to meet Papua New Guinea’s defence and security priorities.


Captain Livia Wrakonei (right) from Directorate of Engineers PNGDF Headquarters discussing the project with General Campbell and Major General Goina during a tour of the refurbished accommodation block.

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