The Australian Defence Force (ADF) will conduct training using civilian infrastructure south of Sydney during mid July 2016.
The training will involve military roping exercises, such as rappelling. The personnel involved in the training will be carrying simulated weapons and tactical equipment. Members of the public should not be concerned if they see or hear these activities occurring.
The training activity is designed to provide a realistic test of ADF skills and to ensure the ADF maintains the highest level of capability to respond, where required, to support Australia’s national interests.
The training has been extensively planned, will be conducted with all relevant safeguards, and poses no danger to the public.
Defence acknowledges that these activities may result in possible disturbances to the local community, however, wherever possible, the ADF seeks to minimise this disruption.
The ADF has consulted with the local authorities and the New South Wales Police are aware of the training.
The ADF would like to thank the public for their continued support and cooperation during this important training.