Bushfires Northern Territory Headquarters Tender Released

Bushfires Northern Territory Headquarters Tender Released

Northern Territory Minister for Infrastructure Planning and Logistics Eva Lawler

Tender Out To Build New Bushfires Northern Territory Headquarters

Victor P Taffa

Northern Territory Government has released a tender to construct a new Bushfires Northern Territory Headquarters at the Hughes Airstrip in Acacia Hills.

“Territory Government’s top priority is jobs and this project will support around 30 local jobs.” Minister for Infrastructure Planning and Logistics Eva Lawler said.

“Government’s investment in this new facility will bring vital services together and closer to one of the largest communities it serves.”

This new facility will support Bushfires NT respond to and manage bushfire emergencies through an improved and integrated Incident Control Room and will provide a combination of incident control, training, volunteer information and support, and community and information.

This project will support industry through investment and is expected to support around 30 jobs for locals during construction.

Development of the Bushfires NT Headquarters within the Darwin rural area will improve community safety and accessibility, and strengthen relationships between rural landholders, volunteers and services providers.

Bushfires NT Headquarters will include:

  • Modern office accommodation;
  • An Incident Control Room;
  • An appliance bay;
  • Operational and support areas;
  • Infrastructure and service connections for future expansion.

New Headquarters will also include solar panels and sectioned air-conditioning to reduce operational costs and greenhouse gas emissions.

“We all know Bushfires NT staff and volunteers do a great job keeping our community safe. This will become much easier with the construction of a new HQ at Acacia Hills this year, plus the addition of three new Grass Fire Units to the volunteer firefighting fleet.” Minister Lawler said.

Works are expected to commence in June 2019 and will run over a 12-month period.

Abbreviations:

NT                   Northern Territory