Holsworthy Barracks upgrade supporting jobs and ADF personnel
South Western Sydney Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel and local businesses are reaping the benefits of the Morrison Government’s $212.5 million investment in new and upgraded health facilities at Defence premises.
The Joint Health Command Garrison Facilities Upgrade Project is providing new and upgraded facilities to provide primary health care services, including dental, pharmacies, mental health, physiotherapy and allied health care services, including rehabilitation.
Liberal Senator for Western Sydney, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, said the refurbished facilities at Holsworthy Barracks would provide the world-class medical and health infrastructure needed to support the ADF’s existing and future capability requirements.
“The dental clinic has been relocated into the existing Holsworthy Health Centre and the primary health care area has been modified to improve operational effectiveness,” Senator Payne said.
“As a former Minister for Defence, I know that upgrades such as these are delivering real health and medical outcomes for the men and women of the ADF, and are helping to keep them prepared to defend the nation.”
Nationally, the various construction programs have employed more than 5,800 workers, with 152 jobs created locally.
“These new facilities have seen a jobs boom for our local community, with the project delivering 86 per cent of work to local industry,” Senator Payne said.
“These local jobs are great news for the community, because every builder, electrician, plumber or painter employed puts more money into our local businesses as we rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic.”
The Joint Health Command Garrison Facilities Upgrade Project is providing new and upgraded health facilities for ADF personnel at 13 priority Defence locations, including at Holsworthy Barracks.