Community, as well as Australian Defence Force members, will benefit from construction of a new health centre at RAAF Base Townsville, with work to begin within weeks.
St Hillier’s Property Pty Ltd had secured the $10.8 million contract.
The new Health Centre is part of a $212.5 million investment by the Morrison Government in defence health facilities around Australia.
The project was announced by Minister for Defence Industry, the Melissa Price and Federal Member for Herbert, Mr Phillip Thompson.
“The construction of the new health care facility will ensure the Australian Defence Force is able to provide quality health services for its personnel,” Ms Price said.
“The facility will include primary care including mental health and rehabilitation, inpatient unit, pharmacy, physiotherapy, dental, general support, external works, airfield response and deployable health accommodation for No. 1 Expeditionary Health Squadron.”
The Government’s defence procurement policies were supporting local businesses in achieving a greater share of Defence work, Mr Thompson said.
“Under our Defence Policy for Local Industry Participation, St Hillier’s are required to maximise opportunities for local businesses to supply goods and services for Defence works,” Mr Thompson said.
“I’m pleased this important upgrade to facilities at RAAF Base Townsville will not only benefit the ADF members, but also the local businesses involved.”