20 May 2017
Chief Minister of the Northern Territory
Design work for the $26 million Palmerston Police Station - a 2016 election promise - will now begin with the awarding of the tender to a Territory business.
The Territory Labor Government announced earlier this month it had fast-tracked delivery of the police station by two years with an extra $11 million in Budget 2017 to deliver both stages of the project.
The facility will include a large and modern police station, watch house and community centre. The tender for the design has been awarded to local business Ross Tonkin & Associates.
“The Territory Labor Government has listened to community concerns about stopping crime and creating jobs and is taking action by delivering this major infrastructure project years of schedule,” Chief Minister and Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services, Michael Gunner, said.
“We promised this Palmerton Police Station and it will happen. Today is a significant milestone and important news for the Palmerston community who want and deserve a 24-hour police station in their suburbs.”
Mr Gunner congratulated Palmerston members Tony Sievers and Eva Lawler for their strong lobbying for this project.
“Budget 2017 included an extra $11 million on top of the $15 million already fast-tracked late last year for stages 1 and 2, meaning the entire Palmerton Police Station will be completed together and years ahead of schedule,” he said.
The $1 million design and documentation tender will be finalised this year with a construction tender out by July and construction beginning early next year. Around 100 jobs will be created during construction.
Mr Gunner said a site for the Police Station will be announced in coming weeks.
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