A $42.2 million overhaul of facilities at the Singleton Military Base is due to start this week.
The Singleton mid-term facility refresh will improve amenities for more than 1,000 defence and civilian personnel at the base.
Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price said the project to build a new transport workshop and upgrade existing infrastructure would maximise local industry involvement in the Hunter Region.
“This refresh will ensure the Singleton Military Area is able to continue to support Defence capability into the future,” Minister Price said. “Lead contractor, Watpac’s Local Industry Capability Plan will ensure there will be opportunities for local businesses in the Hunter Region to get involved in the project.”
Patron Senator for the Hunter and Senator for NSW Hollie Hughes attended a project briefing.
“I’m excited that this funding will provide opportunities for local small and medium-sized businesses,” Senator Hughes said. “It’s going to mean work for a host of local contractors including carpenters, landscapers, glaziers, tilers, concreters, structural steelworkers, joiners, roofers, electricians, plumbers, bricklayers and even, demolition experts.
“And, I’m sure the staff here will be pleased to see the improvement to their mess hall and other facilities.”
Construction is expected to be completed by early 2022.