The Territory Labor Government has released a tender to construct a new Bushfires NT Headquarters at the Hughes Airstrip in Acacia Hills.
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.
The Bushfires NT Headquarters will include:
- Modern office accommodation;
- An Incident Control Room;
- An appliance bay;
- Operational and support areas; and
- Infrastructure and service connections for future expansion.
The new HQ will also include solar panels and sectioned air-conditioning to reduce operational costs and greenhouse gas emissions.