SENATOR THE HON DAVID FAWCETT
Assistant Minister for Defence
Senator for South Australia
Improved Defence health facilities for Western Australia
Assistant Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon David Fawcett, today announced the award of a contract for delivery of upgrades to Defence health facilities in Western Australia.
Following a competitive tendering process, Defence has awarded a $15.6 million contract to Badge Constructions Pty Ltd for the construction a new health centre at Campbell Barracks, Swanbourne and refurbishment of the existing health centre at RAAF Base Pearce in Western Australia.
Minister Fawcett said the upgrades would help support the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to maintain and sustain health preparedness for ADF operational requirements.
“These two health centre upgrades will enhance the provision of primary care, mental health, rehabilitation, pharmacy, physiotherapy and dental services to ADF members in Western Australia,” Minister Fawcett said.
Badge 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.
Badge Constructions anticipates up to 38 sub-contract packages at RAAF Base Pearce, with a value of $2.7 million, and up to 50 sub-contract packages at Campbell Barracks, with a total value of $10.6 million, will be sourced from companies within the greater Perth region. They are aiming for around 80 to 90 per cent of the workforce to come from the Perth region.
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.