Major Capital Facilities Program 2007-08

Approved major capital facilities projects

Approved projects being developed under private financing arrangements

Single Living Environment and Accommodation Precinct (Single LEAP) Phase 1, Queensland and New South Wales

Under Project Single LEAP Phase 1, Plenary Living (LEAP 1) Pty Ltd (Plenary) has been engaged to deliver a whole-of-life accommodation service including the funding, designing, building, maintaining and operating, of 1395 living-in accommodation units over a 30 year contractual period at three Defence bases: Holsworthy (NSW), RAAF Amberley (QLD) and Gallipoli Barracks in the Brisbane suburb of Enoggera (QLD).

Under the Phase 1 Single LEAP contract Plenary was responsible for funding, designing, building and is now providing accommodation services for the 295 living-in units at RAAF Base Amberley. The 30-year term over which Plenary will provide accommodation services commenced on 16 June 2008.

Blair, Queensland

Construction of 295 living-in units at RAAF Amberley is now complete. The 30-year term over which Plenary will provide accommodation services commenced on 16 June 2008.

Brisbane, Queensland

Construction of 500 living-in units is well advanced at Gallipoli Barracks. Construction of the LEAP Facility commenced at Gallipoli Barracks in May 2007, with the 30-year operational phase expected to commence two months ahead of schedule in late January or early February 2009.

Hughes, New South Wales

Construction of 600 living-in units at Holsworthy Barracks commenced in February 2007, with the operational phase expected to commence on schedule in mid-August 2008.

Single Living Environment and Accommodation Precinct (Single LEAP) Phase 2, National

Project Single LEAP Phase 2 represents an extension to the Phase 1 requirements for permanent living-in-accommodation to meet Defence's previously identified priorities. Project Single LEAP Phase 2 will provide 3,535 contemporary living-in units and associated facilities and services at a further 17 ADF bases in all mainland Australia States and Territories.

After consideration by the Parliamentary Joint Standing Committee on Public Works, the project was approved by Parliament in June 2007. The two-stage tendering process for Phase 2 commenced with an Expression of Interest stage beginning in October 2006 that resulted in the short listing of four consortia. These consisted of Living In Partnerships, Pinnacle Housing (LEAP2), Plenary Living and Ubique Infrastructure Services.

Eden-Monaro - Headquarters Joint Operations Command (HQJOC), New South Wales

The new facility is located approximately 11 kilometres south-west of Bungendore, NSW. Praeco Pty Ltd completed all buildings and other infrastructure on the site in time for the construction completion milestone of 9 July 2008. At this time the finance lease is expected to commence for the remaining 28 years of the 30 year private financing contract.