Works have commenced on the RAAF Base East Sale Redevelopment Project at RAAF Base East Sale, Victoria.
The start of works was marked with a sod turning ceremony, attended by Parliamentary Secretary for Defence Senator David Feeney.
“This is the culmination of four years of planning to redevelop Air Force’s enduring training base, RAAF Base East Sale,” Senator Feeney said.
“Defence is investing $185.6 million into the project which will provide major upgrade works at the base, which will significantly improve the facilities and amenities.”
This investment will provide the Air Force with new and refurbished facilities, security upgrades, a new air traffic control complex, new firing range, new trainee living-in-accommodation, new commercial and community facilities, demolition of redundant facilities, contributing to Defence’s reform program and providing modern fit-for-purpose facilities to support our Defence personnel.
The project will establish appropriate noise, dust and traffic management procedures to minimise the impact of construction on the local community.
An early works package commenced in May 2013 and the major construction activities are scheduled to commence with earthworks in August 2013 and be completed in mid-2015.
Over the next three years, it is expected that this investment will deliver significant direct and indirect economic benefits in the Victorian region, creating employment opportunities for a variety of subcontractors and other suppliers.
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