Following a competitive tendering process, Defence has awarded a $33.4 million contract to Kane Constructions for the construction of a new health centre at the Royal Military College Duntroon.
Assistant Minister for Defence David Fawcett said the upgrades would help support the ADF to maintain and sustain health preparedness for operational requirements.
“This new health centre will enhance the provision of primary care, mental health, rehabilitation, pharmacy, physiotherapy and dental services to ADF members in the Canberra region,” Minister Fawcett said.
The upgrades are part of a $212 million Joint Health Command Garrison Health Facilities Upgrade Project which will see upgrades to Defence health centres across 13 Defence sites nationally.
“In line with a government initiative, Kane Constructions has developed a local industry capability plan to ensure local businesses, suppliers and trades are given full opportunity to be involved in the facilities construction,” Minister Fawcett said.
“It is great to see Defence working with business such as Kane Constructions, who engage local businesses, suppliers, and trades in their projects, creating job opportunities for Canberrans and delivering a boost to the local economy,” Assistant Minister for Treasury and Finance Senator Zed Seselja said.
Kane Constructions anticipates up to 53 sub-contract packages, with a value of $30 million, will be sourced from companies within the local Canberra region. They are aiming for around 90 per cent of the workforce to come from the ACT.