16 Dec 2017
Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics
The Territory Labor Government is delivering on its commitment to build safe communities and create jobs, with the release of a construction tender for the new $26 million Palmerston Police Station.
The project, which was fast-tracked and brought forward as part of Government’s stimulus plan, will see around 100 jobs created during construction, and will provide a 24 hour clock police presence for Palmerston and the rural area.
Acting Chief Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics Nicole Manison said the tender, which is open for eight weeks, is to construct a Police Station, Watch House and Community Hall.
“This is a job creating project that will help improve community safety,” she said.
“This brand new facility will have the capacity to support up to 200 police officers into the future for the Palmerston and rural areas.
“It will also provide much-needed facilities for the community including a Community Hall that can be used by local groups and organisations, to create a safe and vibrant Palmerston community.
“The strategic location at the corner of Temple Terrace and Farrar Boulevard was chosen in consultation with Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services, to ensure it serves the needs of both Police and the community, enhancing response times and providing a visible presence in a prominent site.
“The award of this tender is expected in April 2018, with works to commence on site in May.
“There may be some disruption and noise throughout the construction period, and the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics will keep residents informed throughout the project with regular updates.
“This is a significant milestone for the Palmerston Police Station project, which will deliver for the Palmerston community for many years to come.”
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