Greatorex Police Station To Be Re-Built

Greatorex Police Station To Be Re-Built

Northern Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles

Multi-Million Dollar Police Station Contract Awarded

Victor P Taffa

Work will start next week on the fit out of the new Alice Springs Police Station after local company, Asbuild, won the multi-million dollar contract.

“Construction is booming in Alice Springs under the Country Liberals and this $7 Million contract for the remodelled Greatorex Police Station is another way the Government is supporting the local building industry.” Chief Minister Adam Giles said.

 

 

 

 

“Immediately after coming into Government we recruited 20 additional Police for Alice Springs which we knew were desperately needed. This investment is delivering results with crime plummeting in the town but it means that Police have outgrown their current home and need more space.”

It is hoped that Police will be moving into their new building by the middle of next year.

The design work for the station on the corner of Parsons and Bath Streets was done by Alice Springs based firm, Zone A Architects. In August, Asbuild won the $450,000 demolition contract to prepare the building for the remodelling project and they’ve now also secured the contract for the fit-out.

The new building includes new Police operations, training, administration and executive areas. IT capabilities will also be upgraded and there will be increased security for storage of Police equipment.

“The Police Station is a feature of the new Alice Springs Justice Precinct and will complement the new Supreme Court facility.” Minister for Central Australia Matt Conlan said.

“These projects are evidence of the Government’s commitment to developing Alice Springs and are in sharp contrast to Labor’s 11 years of neglect.”

“There’s now an impressive pipeline of projects underway in Alice Springs with expressions of interest also opening today for the potential development of a passenger terminal in Whittaker Street that could include a tourism precinct and accommodation.”

“This is all part of our vision for breathing new life into the centre of Alice Springs.” Mr. Conlan said.