Berrimah Farm Land Release To Create A New Suburb

Berrimah Farm Land Release To Create A New Suburb

Northern Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles

Berrimah Farm Land Release Will Create A New Suburb

Victor P Taffa

One of the largest land-release projects in the Northern Territory’s history has taken a major step forward through the signing of a development agreement between the Northern Territory Government and Halikos Group.

Chief Minister Adam Giles said the redevelopment of Berrimah Farm into a new suburb with residential, business and community facilities had an estimated value of more than $1 Billion when complete.

“Up to 3,200 jobs will be created over the 13 year life of the project, providing economic stimulus through construction activity and the trade supply chain.” Chief Minister Giles said.

“Halikos Group has a strong vision for the future of the site which supports 7,500 residents, restaurants, bars, supermarkets, two schools and specialty shops.”

“The redevelopment of Berrimah Farm will put downward pressure on the cost of living for Territorians through the release of a diverse range of housing options including more than 2,000 new homes.”

“The Government has awarded the development major project status, recognising the significant contribution it will make in developing our economy.” Chief Minister Giles said.

Halikos was awarded the project following a rigorous tender process.

Once complete, the site will house a new shopping and commercial precinct, which will also deliver ongoing retail and professional jobs.

The Halikos Group is an award-winning Territory company with a track record of delivering quality projects.

Chief Minister Giles said the Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries (DPIF) will retain a significant presence in the area including 6.7 ha of property that was not part of the land release.

The sentinel herd will be relocated to nearby land.

“There will be no loss to existing diagnostic or research capacity, with DPIF headquarters, biosecurity, animal welfare and fisheries all remaining on site.” Chief Minister Giles said.

“The Government is currently looking at a range of options to provide contemporary research facilities that support primary industries.”

“The agreement with Halikos Group provides government with options to house a new facility adjacent to its retained facilities and establish a future research precinct.” Chief Minister Giles said.

“The precinct will focus efforts on supporting and developing Northern Australia primary industries.”

Chief Minister Giles said there will be no job losses in the Department.