Defence Estate and Infrastructure Group

The Defence Estate and Infrastructure Group (abbreviated as E&IG) is the infrastructure and service delivery organisation of the Australian Department of Defence responsible for environmental stewardship, land management and facilities maintenance of the Australian Defence Force. The Group is led by the Deputy Secretary for Estate and Infrastructure.

Defence Estate and Infrastructure Group
Agency overview
Superseding agency
  • Defence Support and Reform Group
JurisdictionCommonwealth of Australia
HeadquartersFairbairn, Canberra, Australia
Employees2100 civilian,
550 military
Annual budget$3 billion[1]
Minister responsible
Agency executive
  • Steve Grzeskowiak, Deputy Secretary
Parent agencyDepartment of Defence (Australia)
Websitewww.defence.gov.au/EIG

History

The agency's name was changed from Defence Support and Reform Group (DSRG) to Defence Estate and Infrastructure Group on 1 July 2015.[2]

Role and responsibilities

The Defence Estate and Infrastructure Group which oversees a budget in excess of $3 billion, with an asset base with a gross replacement value in excess of $62 billion and around 2,100 civilian and 550 military staff. The Defence Estate and Infrastructure Group also maintains environmental stewardship of over 3 million hectares of land with more than 300 managed properties and maintains and operates more than 25,000 buildings.

Organisational structure

Infrastructure Division

  • Capital Facilities and Infrastructure Branch
  • Environment and Engineering Branch
  • Estate Planning Branch
  • Property Management Branch

Service Delivery Division

  • Regional Services Branch
  • Estate Service Delivery Branch
  • Service Delivery Program Management and Governance Branch

See also

References

  1. ^ Defence Estate and Infrastructure Group Department of Defence website
  2. ^ Defence department's DIE killed-off after a day Noel Towell, The Canberra Times 3 July 2015

External links

Anglesea Barracks

Anglesea Barracks is an Australian Defence Force barracks in central Hobart, Tasmania.

The site was chosen in December 1811 by Lachlan Macquarie and construction began on the first buildings to occupy the site in 1814. It is the oldest Australian Army barracks still in use and celebrated its bicentenary in December 2011.Despite the small variation in spelling it was named after Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey who was involved with the Board of Ordnance.

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The Chief of the Defence Force (CDF) leads the Australian Defence Force and the Secretary of Defence leads the Department of Defence though both jointly manage the Australian Defence Organisation under a diarchy, and both report directly to the Minister for Defence.

The highest active rank in the Australian Defence Force is reserved for the Chief of the Defence Force. This is a four-star rank and the CDF is the only Australian military officer at that level. As a result of the diarchy, the Secretary of the Department of Defence is of the equivalent civilian four-starlevel in the Senior Executive Service of the Australian Public Service.

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