Berrimah Farm land release will create a new suburb

Source: Northern Territory Government - www.newsroom.nt.gov.au

27 June 2016

Northern Territory Government: One of the largest land-release projects in the Northern Territory’s history has taken a major step forward through the signing of a development agreement between the NT Government and Halikos Group.

Chief Minister Adam Giles said the redevelopment of Berrimah Farm into a new suburb with residential, business and community facilities had an estimated value of more than $1 billion when complete.

“Up to 3200 jobs will be created over the 13 year life of the project, providing economic stimulus through construction activity and the trade supply chain,” Mr Giles said.

“Halikos Group has a strong vision for the future of the site which supports 7500 residents, restaurants, bars, supermarkets, two schools and specialty shops.

“The redevelopment of Berrimah Farm will put downward pressure on the cost of living for Territorians through the release of a diverse range of housing options including more than 2000 new homes.

“The Government has awarded the development major project status, recognising the significant contribution it will make in developing our economy.”

Halikos was awarded the project following a rigorous tender process.

Once complete, the site will house a new shopping and commercial precinct, which will also deliver ongoing retail and professional jobs.

The Halikos Group is an award-winning Territory company with a track record of delivering quality projects.

Mr Giles said the Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries will retain a significant presence in the area including 6.7 hectares of property that was not part of the land release.

The sentinel herd will be relocated to nearby land.

“There will be no loss to existing diagnostic or research capacity, with DPIF headquarters, biosecurity, animal welfare and fisheries all remaining on site,” he said.

“The Government is currently looking at a range of options to provide contemporary research facilities that support primary industries.

“The agreement with Halikos Group provides government with options to house a new facility adjacent to its retained facilities and establish a future research precinct.

“The precinct will focus efforts on supporting and developing Northern Australia primary industries.”

Mr Giles said there will be no job losses in the Department.

 

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