Australian Defence Force personnel and local businesses in Toowoomba Region are reaping the benefits of the Morrison Government’s $212.5 million investment in new and upgraded health facilities at Defence premises across the nation.
The construction programs include a range of new and upgraded facilities to provide primary health care services, including dental, pharmacies, mental health, physiotherapy and allied health care services, including rehabilitation.
Member for Groom Garth Hamilton said the new facilities would provide the world-class medical and health infrastructure needed to support the ADF’s existing and future capability requirements.
“These facilities 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,” Mr Hamilton said.
The project has already delivered five new and four refurbished health facilities across Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia, Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory.
Those projects have employed more than 5,800 workers across the nation with 500 jobs created in Toowoomba Region.
“When the Morrison Government invests in the Oakey Army Aviation Centre, it means jobs for Oakey and the Toowoomba Region.”
“These new facilities have seen a major jobs boom for our local community, which has broader economic benefits for our community, with the project delivering 97 per cent of work to local industry,” Mr Hamilton said.
“These local jobs are great news for the Toowoomba Region community, because every builder, electrician, plumber or painter employed puts more money into our local businesses and creates opportunities.”