The $12.6 million first stage of the Territory Government’s fast-tracked government school at Zuccoli will support 120 construction jobs over the next year.
In July 2018, the government brought forward the construction of the new primary school by two years, to ease classroom pressure in the Territory’s fastest growing region.
Experienced school builder Halikos Pty Ltd was announced as the successful tenderer.
The company has built a number of Darwin and Palmerston region schools, including the Mother Teresa Catholic School, which adjoins the new Zuccoli government school site.
Stage one of the major construction project encompasses a pre-school with capacity for up to 88 students and eight primary school classrooms with capacity for more than 200 students.
Construction is expected to begin before the end of 2018, with opening scheduled for Term 1, 2020.
Among the 120 workers Halikos will employ throughout the project are 15 Aboriginal workers, eight apprentices and two Aboriginal apprentices.
Source: NT Government