Prime Minister Kevin Rudd intends to form a task force to look into closing the Garden Island naval base in Sydney harbour and moving the ships to HMAS Sterling, Broome, Darwin, and possibly Brisbane Townsville and Cairns.
At last we have a politician who can see the future need to build up our defences in Northern Australia.
Whether short sighted politicians will follow through when the time comes will be another Question. Garden Island naval base is on the dearest real estate in the land and is nestled in the centre of Sydney.
Brisbane may be a suitable site for a ship maintenance base but harbours in the Townsville Cairns area should be closely scrutinised for suitability as it would be much closer to where the warships are based. The three hardened naval bases on our northern shores should be at Broome near the bare base RAAF Curtin, Darwin and Weipa in Cape York Peninsula near the bare base RAAF Scherger. At present it takes ships at least 4 days to sail from Sydney or HMAS Sterling to Darwin and this is just too big an advantage to give an enemy if Australia is under attack.
Rudd has said that these relocations would not be funded out of the defence budget but I assume by special grants and sale of the Garden city site. These changes could lift our defence forces out of the present pathetic apathy because of governments starving them of funding.
Governments may see value for money in implementing this new plan and generously fund the changes resulting in the first time ever Australia reaches a point where it can defend itself with some vigour and purpose. This item will be sent through the Global Shipping Programme and includes international tracking. If you have not received your items you must let us know within 7 days from the estimated delivery date. Orders sent by Royal Mail: We do advise that the majority of orders are received within 1-3 working days of despatch.
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This task force will have a serious job to do in shaping our defence posture for the rest of this century. In any conflict it will be one of the first bases targeted by the enemy and in a severe attack hundreds of thousands of Sydneysiders could be killed or injured. The time to move is now with the proceeds of the sale of the site put towards establishing another naval base on the east coast of Australia to carry out heavy maintenance and servicing of our ships and submarines as well as three battle hardened bases in Northern Australia to berth, fuel up and arm our battle fleet for extensive exercises in northern waters in order to defend the nation or carry out humanitarian tasks in event of natural disasters. These RAAF bare bases should be made fully operational over time to combine with the naval bases and provide air cover for the navy. With the ships stationed at Broome, Darwin and Scherger the enemy can be engaged immediately further out to sea and this could be crucial in achieving a satisfactory naval engagement. Other bases in the south of Australia could be partially or totally sold off or reduced in size and those proceeds and savings put towards the proposed new bases.
These new bases could double the effectiveness of our fighting forces in defending this nation at minimal additional cost when taken over thirty years.
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Assembling the base incorrectly can lead to future deterioration of the product such as doors dropping out of square, thus becoming complicated to use or causing a water leakage.
Once received back into our warehouse, we'll issue a replacement or full refund to you via your original payment method. Note: The incorrect assembling of a garden building on an incorrect base is also likely to void any guarantee that may come with your shed. First of all, always remember that placing the base too close to any walls, fences or other objects may cause problems.
Branches are likely to grow and come into contact with your shed, so do your best to avoid. Check for overhanging foliage regularly as any rubbing on the roofing felt may well lead to your shed becoming vulnerable to adverse weather conditions and even rain. The reason for the original excavation to be 2" bigger all round is to take into consideration the wooden frame, you will now have an internal area exactly 8'x 6'. If you decide to use thicker timber you will need to take this into consideration at the stringing out stage.
A concrete mix of 5 parts ballast 1 part cement should now be mixed and poured into the area, enough concrete should be poured so that it is just proud of the formwork, it can now be tampered down level and flat using a straight piece of solid timber, the result is a smooth level concrete pad. This wooden frame can then be levelled into the pea shingle for a well drained wooden base.
Which ever base you decide to build it is important that the floor has enough support the entire length of the building and this support has to be level and flat.



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