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AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE FORCE JOINT OPERATIONS COMMAND CENTRE HIGH SECURITY BARRIER FENCING

> LOCATION:
Bungendore, NSW

> STEEL PRODUCT:
ZALCOTE®

> PROJECT PARTNERS:
Australian Security Fencing and Leighton Contractors

"Our mesh would not be the quality product it is without Zalcote® - It is the ultimate choice for anti-attack/ anti-climb perimeter security fencing," said David Odell, Product Manager Australian Security Fencing

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OUR STRENGTH, YOUR SUCCESS

THE PROJECT:
The design, manufacture and installation of a high security barrier fencing system at the Australian Defence Force Joint Operations Command Centre in Bungendore, just north of the ACT. Built to accommodate 750 defence personnel, the high-technology facility, set in 100 acres of bushland, is the centre of joint military operation activities, including war-fighting and disaster relief co-ordination, and needed to be enclosed with an anti-attack/anti-climb fencing.

THE CHALLENGE:
The architectural planning required two individual high-security fence lines around the main compound, forming almost 5.2km of fencing, with the sensitive and covert nature of the centre demanding the highest level of protection for the personnel and military equipment. Additionally, the undulating nature of the site meant the fence needed to be flexible enought to work its way around the terrain without too much alteration to the existing levels.

THE SOLUTION AND VERDICT:

Using Securemax® fencing, the final design provides a robust, anti-ram barrier with a strong, visual deterrent to scaling or vehicle entry attempts. Manufactured and distributed by Australian Security Fencing (ASF), Securemax® has a small aperture (9mm x 71mm) that makes it difficult to grip and climb.

Intruder-resistant and long lasting, Securemax® is manufactured from Australian-made 4mm coated Zalcote® wire. OneSteel's Zalcote zinc aluminum coatings offer excellent protection, combining the active cathodic protection of aluminum. The result is a coating two to four times more protection than hot-dipped galvanized wire.

Zalcote® has been specifically designed for high security welded meshes with the wire's strong tensile properties increasing the resistance against penetration.

Guaranteeing it meets the highest standards of perimeter security, Securemax® has been tested to SCEE endorsement (eA-842740), an Australian accepted ASIO certification.

The final design for the fencing included a buttressed concrete continuous anti-ram barrier with high security panels running along the top of the concrete, with a clean, flat external vertical surface to the fence line to prevent scaling and climbing attempts.

The fence design involved individually manufactured steel fence posts, each requiring its own base detail measurement and some OneSteel Universal columns were purchased for the project.

ASF Product Manager David Odell said, "Because Securemax® provides a high degree of visibility through the mesh, visual impact of the fence is reduced, ensuring the general appearance is intimidating, but not unattractive."

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