Perimeter Fencing RAAF Scherger

JNC completed a program of new fence installation and repairs to airside perimeter and internal fencing at RAAF Base Scherger in far North Queensland. The work was carried out on an operational air base under remote conditions mainly during the wet season.


Managing environmental concerns

The work was carried out to meet conditions of a Department of Defence Environmental Clearance Certificate. Stringent conditions were in place to ensure the Quarantine Weed Croton hirtus was not transported out of existing weed zones and off site and managing runoff during the wet season.


Fencing work around an operational Fuel Farm

JNC Group Fencing and Security were required to remove an existing fence and replace with 767m of 1.8m chain wire fence. There are significant safety issues working on an operational fuel farm. JNC worked closely with RAAF Scherger personnel and implemented a program of permits, check lists and face to face meetings to manage the risks. There were no incidents during the works.


Working airside

JNC developed and had approved a Method of Works Plan for Airside work. This involved an approved Works Safety Officer supervising all fencing carried out Airside.


Stakeholder consultation

The project involved daily consultation with RAAF Scherger personnel.  JNC attended daily site briefings and followed RAAF Scherger site access rules at all times.

Scope of works

  • Repair existing fence and gates
  • Supply and install new 1.8m high chain link fence with gates and barb wire
  • Work on an operational air base and within an active Fuel Farm
  • Manage Quarantine weeds during fencing operations
  • Work airside


  • Project management
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Environmental, safety and health management
  • Defence security requirements
  • Remote location

Project snap shot

  • Location: RAAF, Scherger, Queensland
  • Client: Department of Defence
  • Contract date: 2017 – 2018