Australian Defence Force personnel will conduct tactical training at a former industrial site near Parramatta during early September.
At times, the training will involve the use of blank ammunition and other pyrotechnics. The ADF will seek to minimise noise disturbances through the choice of activity location. The activity will occur within the building complex.
The purpose of the training is to provide personnel with realistic training environments and scenarios. This exercise is part of the regular, scheduled training program and residents should not be concerned if they hear or see these activities occurring.
Training such as this ensures that the ADF maintains the highest level of capability to respond, where required, to support Australia’s national interests.
Defence acknowledges that these activities may result in possible disturbances to local residents, however, wherever possible, the ADF seeks to minimise this disruption.
Consultation has occurred with the relevant local authorities in preparing for this training.
The ADF is unable to provide media access or further information, including specific timings, regarding this training in order to protect operational tactics, techniques and procedures.
The ADF would like to thank the local residents and businesses for their continued support and cooperation during this important training.
Individuals with concerns should contact: army.contact [at] defence.gov.au