The Government’s expected timeframe for completion of the total MUR Project is late 2015. Relocation from Moorebank is expected to be completed by the end of 2014, with seamless continuity of Defence operations throughout the process.
Works will largely take place on Defence property with minimal local community impact.
The scope and extent of works is detailed below and the attached drawings will aid understanding:
Download the Recommended Masterplan, showing new precinct image in JPG [18KB] or PDF[27KB]
Download the Proposed Completed Works at Handover image in JPG [19KB] or PDF[27KB]
The MUR Project consists of:
Holsworthy Barracks Entry Precinct. The Entry Precinct is located at the front of the Barracks to provide the ready access to those organisations requiring a public or semi-public interface. This location allows the precinct to be separate from the security sensitive functions performed elsewhere in the Barracks. The Entry Precinct includes:
SME Precinct. The SME Precinct provides a ‘TAFE style’ campus development for military engineering training within the Australian Army. The SME Precinct includes:
Headquarters (HQ) and Training Wings for:
Logistics support facilities for SME;
Holsworthy Physical Fitness Complex Precinct. The Holsworthy Physical Fitness Complex provides a gymnasium facility for physical training and specialist physical training for the Defence personnel on the Barracks. The complex includes special purpose enhancements to enable Special Operations Command personnel training in parachute, waterborne, dive and close combat techniques.
Holsworthy Mess Precinct. The Holsworthy Mess provides a combined Mess for the non-Special Forces (SF) Defence personnel on the Barracks including absorbing the RAE Officer’s Mess, RAE Sergeant’s Mess and ‘Peeler Club’ (SME Other Ranks Club). The Mess provides facilities for All Ranks by using a shared central kitchen and stores with separate dining rooms and ante rooms for Officers, Senior Non-Commissioned Officers and Other Ranks.
Training Precinct. The Training Precinct provides a second campus style precinct for the remaining minor Units relocated from Moorebank, 21 CONST REGT from Gallipoli Lines and the consolidation of 5th Brigade units and sub-units into common multi-use facilities. The Precinct provides working and instructional facilities to be shared between the regular and reserve components. The Training Precinct includes:
Demolition of obsolescent buildings at:
Temporary relocation of those Units temporarily displaced during construction of the proposed works: