New accommodation for single Australian Defence Force (ADF) members was today officially opened at RAAF Base Edinburgh, South Australia, by the Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, Senator David Feeney.
“These works have resulted in 432 new units for single ADF members living here at RAAF Base Edinburgh,” Senator Feeney said.
“This new living standard will help with both attracting and retaining Australians in the Defence Force for many years to come and will provide single Service men and women with a place to call home.”
The accommodation features self-contained apartments with secure storage, parking, and recreational facilities.
Project Single Living Environment and Accommodation Precinct (LEAP) Phase 2 will deliver an improved standard of accommodation across 14 bases around Australia, delivering 3,015 units nationally. Defence’s strategic partner for the project is Plenary Living (LEAP2) Pty Ltd.
This is the third project of its kind to be delivered under a Public Private Partnership arrangement for the Australian Government. It follows the successful delivery of Project Single LEAP Phase 1 and the Defence Headquarters Joint Operations Command Facility near Queanbeyan, New South Wales.
Federal Member for Wakefield, Nick Champion MP, said Project Single LEAP Phase 2 was good news for South Australia.
“This project has had a capital investment of about $90 million in South Australia and has created around 300 jobs across the country. To retain good people in the ADF and at RAAF Base Edinburgh, we need good accommodation and this project achieves that,” Mr Champion said.
Office of Senator Feeney: Jeffrey Von Drehnen 0477 348 476
Allan Cole, Defence Communication and Media - SA, 0417 887 040
Defence Media Operations (02) 6127 1999