Katherine’s new fire station is rapidly taking shape.
The $8.5 million project is being constructed adjacent to the recently moved ambulance station in the industrial area.
The new fire station will see the region better serviced with an up-to-date emergency service facility, while also creating more jobs in the local community.
A mere month has passed since construction commenced and already the new building is taking shape.
The site is moving rapidly with about 240 tradies working together on the project.
A tender was awarded to C&R Construction, a Darwin based construction company, in July to carry out the works; the same company contracted to build the Katherine ambulance station.
The project was announced by Chief Minister Michael Gunner in Katherine in April last year.
The Government had previously promised $5 million to ease chronic overcrowding at the police station.
Mr Gunner said more than $8 million would be provided to relocate the fire station, basically across the Stuart Highway adjacent to the ambulance station.
The new single level facility will:
Construction of the new facility is anticipated to be completed in early 2019 and once operational the station will be managed by the NT Fire and Emergency Department.
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