Jobs for tradies is on the agenda for the NT Government with the release of a tender for up to $25 million to undertake repairs and maintenance on public housing in the greater Darwin region.
Work opportunities will be significant for small and large contractors with over 4000 public houses in the greater Darwin region, which will require services in plumbing, electrical, carpentry, painting, roofing and tiling. Tender documents will be released later this week across these areas.
The work will include refurbishments such as roof repairs, painting, upgrades to kitchens and bathrooms, disability modifications and fence repairs.
This contract will combine the existing Responsive Repairs and Maintenance and Vacate and Planned contracts into a single contract and which will be online at Australian Tenders and the NT Government tenders website later this week.
A preferred contractor will be responsible for all repairs and maintenance on each household in an allocated zone.
Delivering on the government's promise to create jobs, restore trust and build stronger communities is the driving force behind the project according to Deputy Chief Minister Nicole Manison.
“We promised at the election to focus on creating jobs and we are doing what we said we would do,” Ms Manison said. “This tender will ensure ongoing work for Darwin tradies and businesses and keep public houses safe and functional – we are boosting the economy by creating jobs."
Ms Manison said the tender calls for trade contractors to be on a panel to carry out repairs, maintenance and minor work on public houses.
“The Territory Labor Government is focused on stimulating the economy to create local work for Territorians – we have already boosted the local economy with an additional $10 million stimulus to repair and maintain urban public houses and this tender is on top of that work for tradies.
“The contract will provide job security, save costs by using the same contractors over 12 months and improve the response time for repairs which will reduce the public housing waitlist,” she said.
“The total amount of work will depend on requirements throughout the year, but we are budgeting for around $25 million over a number of panel contracts.
Contractors will be divided across five zones in the greater Darwin region, with each contractor to apply to work in a maximum of two zones.
The new contract panel will improve service delivery in the greater Darwin region and will also be rolled out across other urban centres.
Details of Dwellings:
|Area and Location||Number of Dwellings
(as at 30 September 2017)
|Darwin (Coconut Grove, Darwin City, Fannie Bay, Jingili, Larrakeyah, Ludmilla, Millner, Moil, Nightcliff, Parap, Rapid Creek, Stuart Park, The Gardens, The Narrows)||1,160|
|Casuarina (Alawa, Anula, Karama, Lyons, Malak, Marrara, Nakara, Tiwi, Wagaman, Wanguri, Wulagi)||1,279|
|Palmerston (Bakewell, Bellamack, Driver, Farrar, Gray, Johnston, Moulden, Rosebery, Woodroffe)||1,400|
|Greater Palmerston (Humpty Doo, Howard Springs, Berry Springs, Batchelor and Adelaide River)||91|
|Social Housing (Coconut Grove, Driver, Farrar, Johnston, Karama, Millner, Moulden, Nightcliff)||98|
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