BUILDING work on a huge new military warehouse in Wodonga is going ahead with the $64.7 million project getting confirmation from the federal government this week.
The project, at Wadsworth Barracks opposite the Bandiana saleyards, is part of a $752.7 million defence logistics transformation program, regarded as of national importance.
It includes Moorebank (Sydney) and bases in Queensland and South Australia.
The Bandiana project is being undertaken for Joint Logistics Unit (Victoria) by Albury-based Joss Construction and national company John Holland.
Joss also built a $23 million large warehouse next to the Murray Valley Highway in 2010 and then helped remove redundant timber warehouses at North Bandiana.
The present Wadsworth Barracks project will have cost the taxpayer $21.5 million by June 30, the budget papers show, with another $43.2 million earmarked for 2014-15.
The national program is set to finish in 2016.
The budget allocated $500,000 for a high-security explosives store associated with the new warehouse.