TheTerritory Labor Government is creating jobs with the contract to construct thenew Bushfires NT Headquarters at the Hughes Airstrip in Acacia Hills recentlyawarded.
Thecontract was awarded to local company C&R Constructions Pty Ltd, for $6.6 million and is expected tosupport more than 30 local jobs.
Oncecompleted the new Headquarters will bring staff located at Winnellie andBatchelor to the one location, to better coordinate fire season planning andresponse.
Anew, improved and integrated Incident Control Room in the Headquarters willsupport Bushfires NT respond to and manage bushfire emergencies and willprovide a combination of incident control, training, volunteer information andsupport, and community information.
Thefacility will also include:
- Modern office accommodation;
- An appliance bay;
- Operational and support areas;
- Infrastructure and service connections for future expansion; and
- Solar panels and sectioned air-conditioning to reduce operational costs and greenhouse gas emissions.
The Bushfires NT Headquarters in the Darwin ruralarea will help improve community safety and accessibility and strengthenrelationships between rural landholders, volunteers and service providers.