Poor standard of Living In Accommodation is the most commonly cited reason for the increasing difficulty Defence faces in attracting and retaining personnel. Single Living Environment Accommodation Project (LEAP) Phase II was designed to bring accommodation for single ADF members into line with community standards, and to a new national Defence standard. Prior to the project, accommodation was often at post WWII standard, with shared toilet and shower facilities and poorly maintained sleeping quarters.
In 2003 Defence endorsed a policy of Level 5 accommodation consisting of self-contained rooms with an ensuite, kitchenette, internet and phone connections, and parking/secure storage space. Single LEAP Stage II provided Level 5 Living In Accommodation at 14 bases across Australia.
About the Project
Single LEAP Phase II provided Level 5 Living In Accommodation at the following sites:
- Robertson Barracks Palmerston NT, 686 units
- HMAS Coonawarra (Larrakeyah) NT, 232 units
- Lavarack Barracks Townsville QLD, 540 units
- RAAF Base Edinburgh Elizabeth SA, 430 units
- HMAS Stirling, Rockingham WA, 268 units
- Campbell Barracks Swanbourne WA, 60 units
- RAAF Base Wagga Wagga NSW, 50 units
- Blamey Barracks Kapooka NSW, 90 units
- Puckapunyal Military Area VIC, 200 units
- Simpson Barracks Watsonia VIC, 120 units
- South Bandiana Wodonga VIC, 50 units
- HMAS Albatross Nowra ACT, 170 units
- Australian Defence Force Academy ACT, 87 units
- Royal Military College Duntroon ACT, 32 units.