Construction has commenced at Holsworthy Barracks for the Base Infrastructure Works Project. The project, which is part of the Base Security Improvement Program, will deliver a range of security infrastructure works at 16 Defence establishments across Australia.
The Base Security Improvement Program was established in late 2009 following a review of Defence’s protective security arrangement and includes a range of projects designed to improve security across Defence bases.
Parliamentary Secretary for Defence David Feeney turned the first sod for the project.
“We are delivering enhanced security at Defence establishments through the implementation of state of the art electronic access control systems that will manage vehicle and pedestrian access. Facilities designed to improve command and control in the event of a serious security incident will be provided. Additional closed circuit television, base wide alert systems and other electronic security systems will be delivered by the project.
“When complete, the works will provide another important layer of security for Defence and its personnel and further demonstrates an ongoing investment in keeping Defence personnel safe,” Mr Feeney said.
Angela McCrea, Operations Manager Directorate of Base Projects and Plans, Phone: 02 6266 3576; Mobile 0477 364 007