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Highlights & Improvements

ADFA – LTN Kiosk Upgrade

April, 2019

In April 2019 AAFCANS moved and upgraded the Lecture Theatre North kiosk facility at ADFA.  This facility services our busy student and faculty population on campus. The new facility offers a well resourced, hospitality hub for customers and was designed to nest perfectly into the contemporary Defence lounge space and add value to the comfortable ready-made environment. The kiosk adds convenience for ADF and Defence workers within the building welcoming customers with the fresh barista made coffee, hot and chilled drinks, snacks and healthy options. A suite of modern food and beverage vending machines has been implemented upstairs (near to the old kiosk foot print). The expansion of the amenities allows customers accesses to refreshments on both levels of the busy learning centre.

AAFCANS Portable Amenities Container Kiosk

March, 2019

AAFCANS ‘Portable Amenities Container Kiosk’ (PACK) was developed to provide a ready-made deploy-able container kiosk facility and an instant pop-up shop facility for ADF bases.

The container has been designed to be self sufficient in terms of water/waste however it requires power to be connected. The electrical connection powers up both the on-board equipment and the 2.5kW split system air con.

The amenities container requires:
– electricity (50 amp/3 phase) supply
– positioned on a level solid base
Alternatively it can be positioned top of concrete pads or sleepers.

On Board:
Hot and cold Grab & Go Cabinets – Refrigeration – Exhaust Canopy – Sink – Freezer – Grill & Oven

The cost of the amenities container kiosk was $120k

RAAF Richmond Trojan Kiosk

March, 2019

AAFCANS recently refurbished their amenities container, affectionately known as ‘the caravan of courage and has now been re-born as the ‘Trojan Kiosk’. The container facility was originally purchased by AAFCANS in 2013 and has been well-used portable amenities support kiosk and a much-loved coffee spot when on exercise. The kiosk recently underwent the refit and re-purpose finding its new home on the flightline at RAAF Richmond. The container was moved by C17 from RAAF Amberley to its new pad on Cole Street.
A naming competition was held on base to brand the new facility. The winning name ‘Trojan’ comes from the call-sign used for C-130 platform operated by 37 SQN Richmond and appropriately tethers the new facility to its new home.

The cost of the Trojan Kiosk re-refurbishment was $10K.


RAAF East Sale Pilot Training School Kiosk

March, 2019

In February 2019 AAFCANS opened a pop-up kiosk facility inside the architecturally designed new pilot training school facility at East Sale. The pop-up kiosk adds convenience for ADF and Defence workers within the building. A fresh barista made coffee, hot and chilled drinks, snacks and healthy options await customers in the comfortable ground floor foyer.
The cost of the kiosk fit-out was $10K

EPOS Technology Rollout

November, 2018

AAFCANS is in the process of rolling out their new digital architecture and service technologies. The implementation consists of a new contemporary electronic point of sale system (EPOS), software updates and systems upgrades. This new EPOS system will intuitively manage stock movements and provides greater digital services such as EPAY, online ordering and loyalty offers as well as a more efficient and satisfying customer experience. The main purpose of the upgrade was to focus of escalating service speeds and improving live data reporting. The final rollout is planned to reach all bases by August FY19.
$568k IT infrastructure project (new point-of-sale, IT equipment upgrade)

JHC Kiosk Gallipoli Barracks

September, 2018

In September 2018 AAFCANS created a pop-up kiosk facility to service the needs of the joint health command at Gallipoli Barracks. Fresh barista made coffee, hot and chilled drinks, snacks and healthy options are available for resident customers.

New Mobile Amenities Fleet

August, 2018

AAFCANS’ plans to invest $2.6 million 2018-2023 to refresh and improve their mobile amenities capability and improve support for ADF members on base and on exercise! The first of the new custom-built mobile amenities’ vehicles will be trialled in August 2018.

Six of AAFCANS mobile food vans will gradually be replaced. The major bases such as: RAAF Amberley, RAAF Williamtown and RAAF Edinburgh will be included in the first round of replacement vehicles. A further nine new vehicles will be added to the fleet as the program rolls out, taking the count from 19 to 28 vehicles by 2023. The new vehicles will sell fresh coffee as a key part of the improved offer. More RAAF bases will see changes and improvements to mobile amenities, canteens and kiosks as the investment program progresses. In line with AAFCANS strategy ‘Where you go – we go’, plans for three 4WD all-terrain mobile amenities kiosks and trailers (MAK) will form part of the new fleet, the first of these will also be trialled in July/August 2018. When not supporting exercises, the new mobile kiosk will be positioned on base to provide convenient additional amenities. The new design allows AAFCANS to retail freshly prepared meals and snacks along with barista-made coffee. Over the next five years we plan to invest more than $8 million dollars, upgrading canteens, increasing kiosks for extra convenience and improving ICT capability. These initiatives support ADF welfare through service efficiencies for customers.

2018/19 investment for new 2WD was $127K and the new 4WD $305K.




August, 2018

In August 2018, AAFCANS refreshed the offer at ADFA Cafe to incorporate a new-style fresh sandwich bar, hot food cabinets, military and adventure gear and a range of hang-sell mix of healthy snacking options added to the offer. The Atrium space was upgraded with heaters, air-conditioning units and comfy lounge furniture added to create an intimate and relaxing space for customers to chill out and catch up with colleagues over a coffee and a quick bite.

Cost of the facility refreshment at ADFA Café was $24k.

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