Major works programme commences at Papakura
August 08 2017
The turf has been turned on a major works programme at Papakura Military Camp. Deb Godinet, Head of Estate and Infrastructure at NZDF, set off a small explosion to mark the beginning of a programme of work being undertaken at Papakura as part of the Estate Regeneration Programme.
The Papakura Infrastructure Regeneration Programme will involve a number of projects over a three year period with a capital spend of around $40million. The first projects to get underway will be a new vehicle hanger, a craft storage facility and an extension to the security infrastructure for the camp. A new training centre, upgraded barracks and a new medical centre are among other planned improvements that will kick-off over the next year.
“It is exciting that work is about to commence at Papakura on a group of projects that will provide infrastructure to support vital capabilities for the New Zealand Special Forces, “ Deb Godinet said. “Downer has secured the contract for the programme of work, and we are delighted to have this major contractor on board to deliver this infrastructure.”
The work programme at Papakura is part of the biggest ever regeneration of camps and bases undertaken by the NZ Defence Force. The Estate Regeneration Programme will deliver a range of new or refurbished working, living and training facilities across the Defence estate to support an integrated, strengthened Defence Force for the future.