The Nightcliff area in Northern Territory is undergoing redevelopment, with works in the John Stokes Square already underway.
Local company NTEX was awarded the $1.1 million demolition contract, clearing the area for construction to begin, which will create a more attractive, rejuvenated space for the community.
The redevelopment will feature:
- A 24 Hour Police Station
- Specifically designed public housing including for seniors and people living with disabilities
- A pedestrian-friendly link between the Nightcliff Village and Nightcliff Shopping Centre
- Open space and the expansion of local services
The construction of these important amenities will create more than 250 local jobs over the lifetime of the project.
Demolition is anticipated to be completed in the coming months.
Northern Territory Chief Minister, Michael Gunner, said, “Territorians want and deserve a Government that puts Territorians, their families and their jobs and businesses first.
“We understand how important John Stokes Square is to locals and we are investing in job-creating infrastructure, which will support more than 250 local jobs and once completed it will create a central space for the community to enjoy.”
Member for Nightcliff, Natasha Fyles, said, “This is an important revitalisation project, which is not only creating jobs now, but also will create a central community hub, improving the lifestyle and reinvigorating the area.
“Territorians deserve to feel safe and all Territorians want their home and business to be safe and secure. John Stokes Redevelopment will deliver a 24-hour police station, which is going to give Nightcliff residents and businesses the safe community they deserve.”
The NTEX Director, Gerard Breen, said, “As a locally owned and operated civil contracting company, NTEX is proud to have been awarded the John Stokes demolition project. NTEX has a solid reputation for its efficiency, timeliness and quality work and this is a terrific opportunity for the company to demonstrate its capabilities.
“We are also particularly pleased that we’ve exceeded our own target of over 30 per cent indigenous engagement in the project through both our direct employees and our use of local subcontractors, with 87 per cent of our indigenous workforce skilled and 13 per cent unskilled.”