May 29, 2015
Revitalized defence infrastructure across Canada will provide the Canadian Armed Forces with the facilities they need to provide support to troops and military families, to support the Reserve forces, to support operations home and abroad, and to ensure the health and safety of our men and women in uniform.
Garrison Petawawa is a large military base with close to 600 buildings, including 1,600 family housing units. Three important projects, valued at just over $20 million at Petawawa will begin in 2015, and will be completed by 2017.
At Petawawa, an investment of $16 million will repair, renovate and recapitalize military housing units. A recapitalization is a whole house renovation, which includes the replacement of systems, including plumbing, electrical, and heating, kitchen and bathroom renovations, and changes to the overall interior layout to improve the functionality of the unit. At other units, renovations will include the replacement of exterior finishings, such as siding, windows, and exterior doors along with increased insulation.
In addition to the improvements to housing units, a $2 million project to repair and upgrade exterior fixtures at the Military Quarters on Base will begin in summer 2015. This project will provide needed updates to utilities, such as telephone lines and water lines. Additionally, for the safety and security of those living in these Quarters, repairs will be made to ensure street lighting is fully functional, and work will be done to repair curbs and roadways around the facility.
Garrison Petawawa will see significant growth in the coming years. This growth will put pressure on flow of traffic through the Base. As such, the intersection of Centurion and Montgomery roads will be altered to allow for better flow, which will reduce congestion and overall risks. This project, valued at $2 million will also include an options analysis to determine whether the intersection will be widened, or if a roundabout will be created.
Overall project value (excluding GST): just over $20 million