Wagga Wagga Defence sites will benefit from the government’s $10 billion investment over the next decade into NSW Defence facilities as forecast through the recently released 2020 Force Structure Plan.
“The projects include the redevelopment of facilities at Blamey Barracks – Kapooka and RAAF Base Wagga,” Minister for Defence Linda Reynolds said. “Wagga Wagga’s Defence bases provide initial training for every soldier, airman and airwoman in the Army and Air Force. Many Non-Commissioned Officers and officers post to Wagga as instructors at some stage in their career.
“Wagga Wagga will continue to play a vital role building the ADF Australia needs by shaping the ADF’s biggest asset – its people.”
“These projects will focus heavily on base infrastructure, such as electrical, ICT and water remediation,” Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price said. “Further detail will be announced as the projects develop, and will include information to help local small businesses win work through the Government’s Local Industry Capability Plan initiative.”