GBA Projects continued to support the Australian Submarine Corporation (ASC) in 1993. It was a memorable year as the efforts of the scheduling team saw the on-time launch of the first RAN Collins Class submarine. The government had fast tracked the delivery of the first submarine, which meant every effort to track to schedule had to be made.

Scheduling Team at ASC,1993

Fitout of the first boat was on-time however handover of the first submarine to the Navy did not occur until 1996. Being a new and untested technology, there were inevitable design and construction issues which saw a late handover to the Navy. 

The new submarines were to replace the aging Oberan-class fleet, and design commecned as early as the late 1970's. The completion of the submarine meant that continuous improvements could be made to improve delivery of the remaining 5.

The ASC facility was constructed in Osbourne specifically for the development of the new fleet. Today it has not only produced and maintained the submarines, but has also produced the nations Air Warfare Destroyer's and supported the Collins class maintenance efforts. The facility has helped to establish South Australia as a key player in the construction of Navy assets.

The same scheduling principles used in the early 90's are still in use today (although the software has changed dramatically).

Despite some of the design issues encountered on the first submarine, the benefits of this project were enormous. Not only did it bolster employment during a recession, but more importantly it developed a key section of South Australia's economy.

In 1993, GBA Projects also supported the redevelopment at Wakefield hospital, providing planning support for the development of new facilities to accommodate acute care services such as Coronary Care, Intensive Care, Cardio-thoracic Surgery and Cardiovascular Angiography.

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