Residents to soon call John Stokes Residential Precinct home

NT Government

A significant public housing project in Darwin is taking shape with two of the three towers at John Stokes Square Precinct reaching a major milestone.

John Stokes Square Precinct is a 78-unit public housing complex in the heart of Nightcliff that will provide housing for senior Territorians and people with a disability.

The first two complexes, both 30 units each, are nearing completion and will be handed over to a local Community Housing Provider who will provide wrap around services for tenants.

Local construction company Greenspace is delivering the project, which is due to be completed by late 2022, with 140 construction jobs being supported so far.

The redevelopment will provide 78 new social housing units specifically designed for seniors and people living with disabilities comprising:

three new, purpose-built, four-story housing accommodation blocks;66 one bedroom and 12 two bedroom units;space for non-government organisations on the ground floor and internal parking with storage spaces;communal breakout areas within each level in each unit block; andcommunal gardens.

Tenants have started being identified to move into the units later this year.

Quotes from Chief Minister and Member for Nightcliff, Natasha Fyles:

“This is an exciting next step in the renewal of the John Stokes Square precinct. It has transformed the area and will deliver 78 new social housing dwellings for eligible Territorians.

“This is a 100 per cent Territory built project that will provide a safe and comfortable home for some of the most vulnerable Territorians.

“Even the little details have been delivered by Territorians with Helping People Achieve, a Darwin-based disability enterprise, manufacturing the tables and chairs that will be installed in communal areas.”

Quotes from the Minister for Housing Selena Uibo:

“John Stokes Square is being revitalised, with more homes coming online for Territorians.

“It is exciting to see the 78 new John Stokes units nearing completion. Quality housing, provides better opportunities for Territorians.

“The ground floor of each building at John Stokes Square will provide office space for non-government organisations that will deliver a suite of social and support services.”

Northern Territory Government

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