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Defence Infrastructure Division

Project Single Living Environment and Accommodation Precint

Phase 2

Single LEAP Phase 2 replaces substandard living accommodation for Australian Defence Force personnel with new accommodation which meets contemporary community standards.

AfterGovernment approval in March 2011, Defence successfully completed contract negotiations with Plenary Living (LEAP 2) Pty Ltd for the provision of 3,015 units of single member’s accommodation at 14 bases across mainland Australia.

On 8 June 2011, the Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, Senator David Feeney, signed a contract with Plenary Living (LEAP 2) Pty Ltd, a consortium that is working with regional builders:

(i)  Watpac Construction (Qld) Pty Limited in respect of the Sites at Lavarack Barracks, Townsville  and Watpac Construction (Vic) Pty Ltd in respect of the Sites at Duntroon, ACT; Australian Defence Force Academy, ACT; Puckapunyal, Vic and  Simpson Barracks, Watsonia, Vic;
(ii)  Richard Crookes Constructions Pty Limited in respect of the Sites at RAAF Base Wagga, NSW; HMAS Albatross, Nowra, NSW; Blamey Barracks, Kapooka, NSW; and Bandiana South, Albury Wodonga, Vic;
(iii)  Built Environs Pty Ltd in respect of the Site at RAAF Edinburgh, Elisabeth, SA;
(iv)  Pindan Contracting Pty Limited in respect of the Sites at Campbell Barracks, Swanbourne, WA and HMAS Stirling, Rockingham, WA;
(v)  Sitzler Pty Limited in respect of the Sites at Robertson Barracks, Palmerston, NT and HMAS Coonawarra (Larrakeyah), Darwin, NT;

The Strategic Partner for Phase 2 (Plenary Living) will be responsible for the planning, development, construction, financing, maintenance and operation of these facilities, under Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangements over 30 years.

Site Units Completed
RAAF Base Wagga NSW 50 late 2013
Lavarack Barracks, Townsville QLD 540 mid 2013
RAAF Base Edinburgh, Elizabeth SA 430 early 2013
HMAS Coonawarra (Larrakeya) NT 232 early 2013
HMAS Stirling, Rockingham WA 268 late 2012
South Bandiana, Wodonga VIC 50 late 2013
Blamey Barracks, Kapooka NSW 90 late 2013
Simpson Barracks, Watsonia VIC 120 late 2013
Puckapunyal Military Area VIC 200 late 2013
HMAS Albatross, Nowra NSW> 170 late 2013
Roberson Barracks, Palmerston NT 686 early 2014
Campbell Barracks, Swanbourne WA 60 mid 2013
Australian Defence Force Academy, Campbell ACT 87 late 2013
Royal Military College, Duntroon ACT 32 late 2013