As part of bringing NT Department of Health staff together and revitalising the Darwin CBD, a public tender has been issued for the lease of 10,000 square metres of office accommodation in the Darwin CBD.
NT Minister for Corporate Information Services Lauren Moss said co-locating health staff in the CBD would boost the economy and benefit the community through improved service delivery.
“This is a significant project which will create jobs and stimulate the economy during development as well as helping to revitalise the CBD long-term,” Ms Moss said.
“Preference will be given to proposals offering a solution in the centre of the Darwin CBD and in close proximity to other agencies and services that health staff interact with.
“The tender process will apply the NT Government’s ‘Buy Local’ policy, requiring proponents to demonstrate how their proposal would use Territory enterprises and deliver maximum benefit to the Territory economy.
“The tender will invite proposals for either a new building or refurbished building in the CBD.
“Territorians trust us to conduct an open and transparent tender process and that is exactly what we’ve done – the process will be open to anyone who would like to submit a proposal.”
The Department of Health lease will commence in mid-2021 for a term of 15 years.