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Alyangula Housing

Sitzler - Project - Alyangula Housing
project details
Alyangula, Northern Territory
Territory Housing
Contract Value:
Completion Date:
Progressive handover from November 2005 to February 2006
Trevor Collins, Director Territory Housing
Roger Warr, Superintendent Representative

Construction of 21 lettable tenancies in combinations of houses and duplexes to 3 distinct areas within the township of Alyangula. Originally over budget Sitzler looked into a number of innovative construction methodologies in order to gain considerable cost savings. These included using Duragal proprietary floor framing system with additional electronic corrosion protection systems, and a pre-fabricated knock down truss system marketed by Bluescope Lysaght.

The project was the largest single remote area housing contract undertaken by the NT Government to 28 February 2006.

This project brought with it all of the challenges of building in a remote location with the added issue of building offshore. All materials required for the project had to be shipped on to the Eylandt and all manpower regularly flown on and off the Eylandt during the progress of the project. This resulted in considerable logistical issues to ensure all materials, fixings and manpower were arranged and delivered as or before they were required.

I was impressed by the quality of the new homes, and the success of the project is indicative of the high level of cooperation and dedication...

I was very pleased to learn that key stakeholders had worked together to retain a significant number of trees at the Smith subdivision. Building within established trees is difficult, and Sitzler and its subcontractors have achieved a great result, both culturally and for the environment.

Elliot McAdam
Minister for Housing

A construction camp for accommodation of our manpower had to be established with 3x5 man accommodation blocks having to be transported to the Eylandt for the project duration.

Site power was an issue as permanent power was not readily available to all house locations and we had to rely on generators for much of the construction period. This caused some concerns with shift workers and resulted in some restraints being placed on our working hours.