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$3.2m contracts for Darwin projects



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S3.2m CONTRACTS FOR DARWIN PROJECTS

Contracts totalling S3.2 million for four projects in Darwin were announced today by the Minister for Construction, the Hon. John McLeay.

Mr McLeay said the projects were part of a program of new capital works in the Northern Territory being carried out by the Department of Construction, involving an estimated expenditure of $140 million in the 1977-78 financial year.

The works to be carried out comprise:

. development of the Nightcliff Primary School under a S1.3 million contract awarded to Jennings Industries Ltd which will provide new facilities for pre-school and primary learning, library, resources and administrative areas. The new accomodation is due for completion . in April 1979 ยป extensions to the library at the Nightcliff High School tc provide

additional library facilities and administrative accommodation. The work, costing $528 600 will be carried out by Jord Construction (N.T.) Pty Ltd and is due for completion in March 1979 . a technical workshop at the new Casuarina Hospital, currently under

construct ip n. The workshop will have three wings accommodating dental., X—ray, mechanical and electronic workshops and a spray painting room, offices, training room, library and lunch room and a roofed parking area. A fire alarm system will be connected to the hospital's central

alarm board. The $794 000 contact has been awarded to Watkins Ltd and is due for completion in February 1979 . the first stage of a major workshop and stores complex at the Stokes Hill power station, providing upgraded facilities for maintenance

plant and equipment and a centralised store area. The $624 200 contract will be undertaken by Adco Constructions Pty Ltd and is due for completion in May 1979.

Mr McLeay said the works would be supervised by the Department of Construction's N.T. Region.

(Editors please note: this statement released separately in Darwin)

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