July 16, 2015
In November 2014, the Department of National Defence received $452 million for the repair and upgrade of Canadian Armed Forces facilities. Revitalized defence infrastructure across Canada will provide the Canadian Armed Forces with the facilities they need to support troops, military families and Reserve forces, as well as support operations at home and abroad, and to ensure the health and safety of our men and women in uniform.
The Department of National Defence has identified an opportunity to perform a number of improvements at its facilities across Canada. Over the next two years, DND will invest $135 million in projects to repair roofs, siding, plumbing, and heating and ventilation systems at its armouries.
Investment at Canadian Forces Station (CFS) Leitrim
The Government will invest a total of $1.87 million at CFS Leitrim to repair the fire-suppression system.
CFS Leitrim is located in the south end of Ottawa and provides signal intelligence to the Canadian Forces and other national security interests. It is the country’s oldest operational collection station for signal intelligence.
Connaught Range and Primary Training Centre
The Government will invest a total of $1.49 million at the Connaught Ranges for a remediation project to safely dispose of ordnance.
The Connaught Range and Primary Training Centre, located at Shirley’s Bay on the Ottawa River, belongs to Canadian Forces Support Unit (Ottawa) and provides training support for the Canadian Forces, cadet and other agencies in the National Capital Region.
Investment at Canadian Forces Support Unit – Ottawa
The Government will invest a total of $513,000 to replace an existing septic system at Canadian Forces Support Unit (Ottawa). This work involves the installation of new tanks, treatment system, pumping station and septic bed.