A site for the relocation of the Paterson Barracks has not yet been determined but works on the existing site have begun.
A project management contract administrator has recently been appointment by Defence to manage planning and design activities and develop a business case for the relocation of Paterson Barracks units and the new Australian Defence Force Cadet Multi-User Depot at Youngtown, a spokesperson said.
A user requirements brief is being developed for the tender, which is scheduled for late 2019. Concept and schematic design is scheduled for early 2020.
The project's detailed business case is planned to be considered by Defence in the second half of 2020, with government and parliamentary approvals anticipated in early 2021.
Defence is reviewing a range of site options for the new cadet facility in North Launceston, but the spokesperson said it would be inappropriate to say where.
"Defence will consult with the Launceston City Council in determining a preferred option," the spokesperson said.
"Any purchase of land for this purpose will be subject to terms that are mutually agreeable for a willing seller.
Works at the Paterson Barracks site is currently underway as part of a $800,000 upgrade.
"Defence is undertaking a periodic building maintenance project at Paterson Barracks which is intended to maintain and preserve the significant heritage values of Building One, the former Commissariat store, and ensure the building is fit for purpose," the spokesperson said.
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Roof, gutter and downpipe maintenance will occur along with interior patching, paint and carpet replacement, interior plumbing and electrical services refurbishment and exterior painting.
Works are expected to be completed by 2020.
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