New aerial photos reveal the quick development happening on Katherine’s new $8.5 million fire station.
Behind the Stuart Highway, about 240 tradies from C and R Construction have been working in high temperatures to get the site up.
Construction began in early September and already one of the buildings has been secured with a roof, just in time for the wet season.
The multi-million dollar project will see the Katherine region better serviced with a new modern fire and emergency services facility, while creating more jobs for locals.
The project was announced by Chief Minister Michael Gunner in April to ease chronic overcrowding at the police station.
When completed, the fire station will be just a few metres away from other emergency services such as the police and ambulance stations.
The relocation of services to Katherine East ties in with the Department of Infrastructure and Planning’s work in relocating the Katherine township out of the flood zone.
The new fire station will:
- accommodate fire crew/staff and be available for after hours use by volunteers
- provide a venue for training
- offer a workspace for vehicles and safety equipment
- provide shelter for fire fleet on standby
- allow for further expansion to enable the facility to service the community into the future
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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