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$71.8 million facilities project approved for RAAF Base Amberley

The Australian Government has approved a $71.8 million infrastructure project for the RAAF Base Amberley to support the relocation of the Australian Army's 17th Construction Squadron. The project is expected to begin in late 2015 and be completed by late 2016.

The project will provide new working accommodation, vehicle shelters, quartermaster stores and workshops, as well as a new fire training area for the RAAF Fire Services. The new facilities will provide a consolidated Engineer Support Regiment with modern and fit-for-purpose facilities to work, operate, maintain and support the Army's efforts, both in war time and peace.

Relocating the 17th Construction Squadron to RAAF Base Amberley will provide enhanced operational and training effectiveness, increase deployment readiness, and reduce travel and transportation times. It will also enhance command and control arrangements.

Please visit the Department of Defence website to read the official announcement.

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