Holsworthy Barracks complete health upgrades

Liberal Senator for Western Sydney Marise Payne
Liberal Senator for Western Sydney Marise Payne

Liberal Senator for Western Sydney Marise Payne said the refurbished facilities at Holsworthy Barracks would provide the world-class medical and health infrastructure needed to support the Australian Defence Force's capability requirements.

The upgrades, part of the $212.5 million Joint Health Command Garrison Facilities Upgrade Project, has seen the dental clinic relocated into the existing Holsworthy Health Centre and the primary health care area modified to improve operational effectiveness.

"As a former Minister for Defence, I know that upgrades such as these are delivering real health and medical outcomes for the men and women of the ADF, and are helping to keep them prepared to defend the nation," Senator Payne said.

Senator Payne said South Western Sydney ADF personnel and local businesses are reaping the benefits from the investment in new and upgraded health facilities at Defence premises at 13 priority locations, including at Holsworthy Barracks. Nationally, the various construction programs have employed more than 5,800 workers, with 152 jobs created locally.

"These new facilities have seen a jobs boom for our local community, with the project delivering 86 per cent of work to local industry," Senator Payne said.

"These local jobs are great news for the community, because every builder, electrician, plumber or painter employed puts more money into our local businesses as we rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic."