Chief Minister Turns The First Sod On New Alice Springs Supreme Court Building

Chief Minister Turns The First Sod On New Alice Springs Supreme Court Building

Northern Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles

Work Begins On New Supreme Court Building

Victor P Taffa

Chief Minister Adam Giles today turned the first sod on the Alice Springs Supreme Court building which is the centre piece of the town’s new Justice Precinct.

“I am pleased to announce that the new Supreme Court building has received final development approval and work is now cleared to begin on this important investment in the infrastructure of Alice Springs.” Chief Minister Adam Giles said.

 

 

 

“The Government has signed a contract for a 20 year lease for Supreme Court facilities as the foundation tenant in this brand new building on the old Commonwealth Bank site.”

“This is the first time in Central Australia that a major public facility is to be built and owned by the private sector and leased to government, showing confidence in the Alice Springs business community.” Mr. Giles said.

The building is expected to open in 2016 and includes the Supreme Court facilities, offices and a shop, as well as a basement carpark.

“After a comprehensive development assessment process, the project has been granted an Exceptional Development Permit by the Minister for Lands and Planning, allowing the construction of this four storey building.”

Developer Michael Sitzler said he’s thrilled the project now has the green light and work can begin.

“This new Supreme Court building is a huge investment in Alice Springs bringing up to 150 jobs to the town. It is expected to cost in the vicinity of $14 Million with 95 % of the price tag expected to be spent in the Northern Territory.” Mr. Sitzler said.

“We are committed to this local community and have set ourselves a goal of procure approximately 70 % of all project goods and services from Alice Springs suppliers and subcontractors which is great news for local businesses.”

The Alice Springs Justice Precinct is truly starting to take shape with work now also underway on the fit-out of the new Greatorex Police Station.

“Both buildings are among a pipeline of multi-million dollar construction projects now underway or being proposed for Central Australia. This includes the proposed new Melanka’s development and the Whittaker Street Transport Hub for which an expression of interest is now open.” Mr. Giles said.

“This is an exciting time for Alice Springs and I’m pleased to see these projects breathing new life into the town.”