Local Territory residential developer Greenspace Group has been awarded the contract to construct the new John Stokes Square Residential Precinct including 78 new public housing apartments in Nightcliff.
The contract, worth just over $27.4 million, will see around 100 jobs for Territory workers, as part of a multi-faceted development project at the John Stokes site.
The public housing redevelopment includes:
- Three new, purpose-built, four-story housing accommodation blocks;
- 66 one bedroom and 12 two bedroom apartments;
- Space for non-government organisation on the ground floor and internal parking with storage spaces;
- Communal breakout areas within each level in each unit block; and
- Communal garden.
A 2016 election promise of the Territory Labor Government, the redevelopment commenced earlier this year with construction commencing on the 24-hour police station. This project is responsible for 250 jobs in total.
The John Stokes Square Redevelopment will also incorporates a pedestrian friendly green space and link between Nightcliff Village and Nightcliff Shopping Centre.
As noted by Member for Nightcliff, Natasha Fyles:
“The awarding of this tender to Greenspace Group is another big milestone for this significant job creating project for the electorate of Nightcliff.
“The social housing which previously sat on this site needed upgrading for quite some time, and I look forward to construction commencing soon on these purpose-built apartments and NGO offices.
“I’m proud to be the local member delivering 100 jobs for Territorians to build 78 adaptable social housing apartments in a central location in Nightcliff, including for seniors and people living with disabilities.”