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Safer Communities and Creating Jobs: Demolition Tender Award for John Stokes

Office of the Chief Minister

The Territory Labor Government has awarded the $1.1 million contract to local business NTEX (NT Excavations and Demolitions), to demolish and clear the site to begin redeveloping John Stokes Square.

Once the site has been cleared, construction works will commence to improve the amenity and reinvigorate the area.

The larger work to redevelop John Stokes Square will include:

  • A 24 Hour Police Station;
  • Specifically designed homes for seniors and people living with disabilities;
  • A pedestrian-friendly link between the Nightcliff Village and Nightcliff Shopping Centre; and
  • Open space and the expansion of local services

These works will support more than 250 local jobs over the lifetime of the project.

Demolition is scheduled to commence over the coming weeks and is anticipated to be completed by July 2019.

For more information email or call the project hotline number on 1800 517 341.

Quotes from the Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics, Eva Lawler:

“The Territory Labor Government’s priority is local jobs and this project will support more than 250 jobs over the lifetime of the project – providing a much needed boost to the Territory construction industry.

“We understand how important John Stokes Square is for many Territorians and these works will reinvigorate the area - creating a welcoming community hub that connects with the surrounding areas.”

Quotes from the Local Member for Nightcliff, Natasha Fyles:

“The redevelopment of John Stokes is an important revitalisation project for Nightcliff – improving lifestyle and the ambience of this central hub.”

“This project will deliver the 24-hour police station that will help provide the safe community Nightcliff residents and businesses want and deserve.”

Media Contact: Ellie Clancy 0436 646 689

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