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.
|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|