New $40million pool and gym for Puckapunyal
Puckapunyal Military Area will soon have a new $40million health and wellbeing centre, including 50m pool and top-notch gym.
FILE PHOTO (July 2017): Australian Army Cadets participate in water-based activities during the Chief of Army’s Team Challenge at Puckapunyal. Photo by Sergeant Brian Hartigan.
ADCO Constructions Vic Pty Ltd has been awarded the head contract for the $38.9million Puckapunyal Health and Wellbeing Centre Project.
The works will replace existing gymnasium and pool facilities with a purpose-built health and wellbeing centre featuring a 50-metre indoor pool and a multifunctional weights and cardio area.
Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price said the project would provide high-quality fitness and training facilities to support land-force capability.
“Physical training facilities were identified as a high priority for Puckapunyal due to Army’s increased initial-employment trainee numbers and increased training and rehabilitation demands,” Minister Price said.
“ADCO is currently finishing a detailed design and will start site activities in mid-2021, with construction anticipated to be finished by late 2022.
“When completed the Health and Wellbeing Centre will also complement the new Puckapunyal Joint Health Facility currently under construction.”
Victoria’s Puckapunyal Military Area is the Australian Army’s centre for combat arms doctrinal development and training.
It supports a large workforce of personnel, units, public servants and accompanying family members.