The new bomb
proof embassy will safeguard 14 federal government agencies, and 123 Australian
and 273 local staff.

According to
Defence Secretary Mike Kelly, the new site will enable appropriate setbacks to
buildings for blast mitigation while the buildings themselves will be designed
to resist blast.

“While the
new development is driven by the imperative to provide more secure
accommodation, a rapid increase of staff in the Jakarta mission over recent
years has resulted in the chancery being seriously overcrowded and
dysfunctional,” Kelly says.