The Northern Territory Government has awarded a $25 million contract to build the Palmerston Regional Fire Rescue and Emergency Services Complex, which is expected to create more than 240 construction jobs.
C&R Constructions won the contract to deliver the complex, which is strategically located on Howard Springs Road.
It will be home to station firefighters and the Palmerston NT Emergency Services Volunteers Unit and will give the residents of Palmerston a facility to meet growing needs for decades to come.
The complex will feature more room for larger appliances, increased capacity for larger crew numbers on extreme fire danger days, operation and meeting rooms, a training area, a breathing apparatus room, a workshop and communications tower.
NT Police, Fire and Emergency Services Minister Nicole Manison said the Territory’s firefighters do an incredible job and the government was ensuring it had the best resources to deal with tough fire seasons.
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“This will be the fourth fire facility the Territory Labor Government has built since coming to government, along with upgrades to four other stations across the Territory,” she said.
Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics Minister Eva Lawler said a year ago the new Palmerston Police Station was opened.
“Palmerston is the fastest growing region in the Territory – and it is this government who has invested in the best infrastructure possible to support the region for decades to come,” Lawler said.
Local Member for Brennan Tony Sievers said he current Palmerston Fire Station is coming to its end of life and is struggling to keep up with the growing demands of Palmerston.
“This new complex will provide our local firefighters with a modern facility that they both need and deserve – I am proud to be part of a government who delivers for the people of Palmerston,” Sievers said.