Sydney, 6 March, 2013: John Holland has been awarded a $148 million sub-contract as part of the $870 million dollar Moorebank Units Relocation (MUR) at Holsworthy Army Barracks.
John Holland has been sub-contracted by Managing Contractor, Laing O’Rourke, as part of work to be completed for the Defence Department. John Holland will provide preparatory works for the MUR project, including bulk earth-works, construction of building pads, and installation of in-ground services infrastructure as well as construction works for roads, pavements and retaining walls.
John Holland Group Managing Director, Glenn Palin, said the project continues the company’s proud tradition of working on Defence projects.
“We have a long history with the Department of Defence, involving projects valued at more than one billion dollars over the past three years, including recent projects at Kapooka in NSW and Enoggera in Queensland,” he said.
“John Holland’s skills on these types of projects are proven, particularly in bulk earthworks and in-ground infrastructure installation. We have demonstrated these skills on numerous past projects, including the Holsworthy Special Operations Working Accommodation project which was completed on the same base in 2008.”
Chris Evans, Executive General Manager, Infrastructure, said the project will create more than 200 jobs in the local area.
“Our goal is to contribute to the economic development of communities by creating opportunities for involvement in our projects through jobs for local residents, supplier contracts for local companies, and by providing opportunities for people to improve their construction industry skills,” he said.