John Stokes Square takes shape

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The largest public housing project in Darwin is taking shape with two of the three towers at John Stokes Square Precinct reaching a major milestone and a Community Housing Provider for the site coming online soon.

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 practical completion and will be handed over to local Community Housing Provider once commissioning and final certification has been achieved.

Completing the first two buildings has involved more than 75,000 work hours, including about 10,000 hours of Aboriginal employment, and supported 140 local jobs.

It has also seen 5400 cubic metres of concrete poured, 3600 pallet blocks assembled and multi-layered insulation systems installed that will deliver a national energy efficiency rating of up to 7.3 out of 10.

Director of planning and housing supply Jason Randall said the project would make a huge difference to Territorians.

“We are getting so close to welcoming Territorians into these wonderful new apartments at John Stokes Square,” he said.

“This has been a huge two-year project that will cater for people with disability and mobility issues and is located in the heart of a buzzing social precinct in Nightcliff.”

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