The 24-hour, seven-day a week Nightcliff Police Station has reached a significant milestone today with the roof installation commencing this week.
The new Nightcliff Police Station was a 2016 election promise of the Territory Labor Government, with construction commencing earlier this year – supporting 150 local jobs.
The project has made significant progress since construction started in April 2020, with remediation, earthworks, building pad, in ground services and blockwork all complete.
Once the roof is complete, an important pre-Wet Season step, the building fit out will commence including internal walls and ceilings.
As part of the project, construction company Halikos will be hosting a Structured Work Placement for a Marrara Christian College student later this month, providing large-scale project experience for students looking to enter a trade.
The wider project including the social housing development also incorporates a pedestrian friendly green space and landscaping.
As stated by Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services, Nicole Manison:
“We are ensuring our police have the best resources possible to undertake the tough work they do, that includes better police stations in our towns and our communities.
“We have already delivered new stations in Palmerston and Angurugu, Nightcliff is on track for completion in 2021, and new stations in Ngukurr and Maningrida will be getting underway soon.
“No Government has delivered more for our police.”
As stated by Member for Nightcliff, Natasha Fyles:
“We promised to deliver a 24-hour Police Station to service the inner-northern suburbs and we are; this revitalising project is creating approximately 250 important jobs across both the police station and social housing redevelopment.
“The CLP promised a 24-hour police station and instead closed the one that was there. We’ve listened to the needs of the community and are making good of our promise.”