Work Underway At Palmerston Regional Hospital For Completion In 2018

Work Underway At Palmerston Regional Hospital For Completion In 2018

Northern Territory Minister for Health John Elferink

Major Water Main Tender Awarded

Victor P Taffa

Work on Palmerston Regional Hospital is progressing well with all works to be complete and open for operation in 2018 as agreed with the Federal Government.

“The works to install the water main to the hospital site are expected to commence by the end of June and development of the hospital building will begin later this year.” Minister for Health John Elferink said.

“Work is on track for the Palmerston Regional Hospital (PRH) with a $1.2 Million tender for a major water main awarded to local company Goodline Pty Ltd.”

 

“This major water main will be installed from the Thorngate Road/Wallaby Holtze Road Intersection along Wallaby Holtze Road, where it will be diverted south through crown land to service the new PRH.” Mr. Elferink said.

“The works will take approximately 15 weeks and are expected to be complete mid September, providing jobs for 19 employees, including one indigenous apprentice.”

Minister for Health John Elferink said this major water main is necessary to supply essential water services to the PRH site.

“The construction of the water main will also provide future capacity to connect to town water for properties on Wallaby Holtze Road.” Mr. Elferink said.

“The works will include excavation within the road reserve and will require partial closure of the road on occasions; appropriate traffic management and controls will be in place during these times.”

“Works on the minor water main to the site are expected to commence in the next fortnight. The contract for these works was awarded to BMD Urban on the 12 May 2015.”

“The Northern Territory Government has sent out letters advising residents of the works that will affect access along Wallaby Holtze Road during excavation.” Mr. Elferink said.

The first concrete pours for the hospital precinct will commence in late October 2015. The Palmerston Regional Hospital work is progressing well and is on track for all works to be complete and ready for operation in 2018.