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Assistant Minister for Defence
Senator for South Australia

Media Release
23 February 2019

Improved Defence health services for western Sydney

Assistant Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon David Fawcett, today announced the award of a contract for the delivery of upgrades to Defence health facilities in western Sydney.

Following a competitive tendering process, Defence has awarded a $5.8 million contract to Kane Constructions Pty Ltd for the refurbishment of the existing health centre at Holsworthy Barracks.

Minister Fawcett said the upgrades would help support the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to maintain and sustain health preparedness for ADF operational requirements.

“This health centre upgrade will enhance the provision of primary care, mental health, rehabilitation, pharmacy, physiotherapy and dental services to ADF members in Western Sydney,” Minister Fawcett said.

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.

Kane Constructions anticipates up to 30 sub-contract packages, with a value of $4.5 million, will be sourced from companies within the local western Sydney region. They are aiming for around 90 per cent of the workforce to come from the western Sydney 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.