Northern Territory Minister for Infrastructure Planning and Logistics Eva Lawler
Bushfires NT Headquarters Construction Tender Awarded
Victor P Taffa
Northern Territory Government is creating jobs with the contract to construct the new Bushfires NT Headquarters at the Hughes Airstrip in Acacia Hills recently awarded.
“As a Government we will continue to support and guide development in the Northern Territory because supporting businesses and local jobs is our top priority this project alone will support more than 30 local jobs.” Minister for Infrastructure Planning and Logistics Eva Lawler said.
“Bushfires NT staff and volunteers are well known for the great job they do for our community, keeping people safe and this will become so much easier with the construction of a new HQ here in Acacia Hills.”
Contract was awarded to local company C&R Constructions Pty Ltd, for $6.6 Million and is expected to support more than 30 local jobs.
“C and R Constructions are proud to have been awarded this contract and look forward to breaking ground in the coming weeks. This project will sustain our business, maintaining employment and opportunities for not only our 36 staff but also a range of local sub-contractors and suppliers.” Managing Director C & R Constructions, Caleb Gotts said.
Once completed the new Headquarters will bring staff located at Winnellie and Batchelor to the one location, to better coordinate fire season planning and response.
A new, improved and integrated Incident Control Room in the Headquarters will support Bushfires NT respond to and manage bushfire emergencies and will provide a combination of incident control, training, volunteer information and support, and community information.
Facility will also include:
- An appliance bay;
- Infrastructure and service connections for future expansion;
- Modern office accommodation;
- Operational and support areas;
- Solar panels and sectioned air-conditioning to reduce operational costs and greenhouse gas emissions.
Works are expected to commence in the coming months and will run over a 12-month period.
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