John Stokes Square Redevelopment Gets Underway

John Stokes Square Redevelopment Gets Underway

Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner

John Stokes Square Demolition Underway

Victor P Taffa

Redevelopment of John Stokes, an important revitalisation project for the Nightcliff area has reached another milestone, with works currently underway.

“We understand how important John Stokes Square is to locals and we are investing in job-creating infrastructure, which will support more than 250 local jobs and once completed it will create a central space for the community to enjoy.” Chief Minister Michael Gunner said.

Local company NTEX was awarded the $1.1 Million demolition contract, clearing the area for construction to begin, which will create a more attractive, rejuvenated space for the community.

“As a locally owned and operated civil contracting company, NTEX is proud to have been awarded the John Stokes demolition project. NTEX has a solid reputation for its efficiency, timeliness and quality work and this is a terrific opportunity for the company to demonstrate its capabilities.” NTEX Director Gerard Breen said.

“We are also particularly pleased that we’ve exceeded our own target of over 30% indigenous engagement in the project through both our direct employees and our use of local subcontractors, with 87% of our indigenous workforce skilled and 13% unskilled.”

Large machinery is onsite, which will safely remove the old infrastructure making way for:

  • 24 Hour Police Station;
  • Specifically designed public housing including for seniors and people living with disabilities;
  • Pedestrian-friendly link between the Nightcliff Village and Nightcliff Shopping Centre;
  • Open space and the expansion of local services

“Territorians deserve to feel safe and all Territorians want their home and business to be safe and secure. John Stokes Redevelopment will deliver a 24-hour Police station, which is going to give Nightcliff residents and businesses the safe community they deserve.” Member for Nightcliff Natasha Fyles said.

Construction of these important amenities will create more than 250 local jobs over the lifetime of the project.

Demolition is anticipated to be completed in the coming months.