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galiwin'ku (elcho island) police station and residences

project details
Galiwin'ku, Elcho Island, NT
Department of Planning & Infrastructure, NT Government
Contract Value:
Completion Date:
20th January 2009
Kris McConnell, Department of Planning & Infrastructure

On February 11 2008, Sitzler were awarded the contract for the construction of a new community police station and four residences situated on the remote indigenous community of Galiwin'ku in North East Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory.

The project requirements included:

  • Extensive civil works
  • The construction of 4 x four bedroom houses
  • The construction of a police station which will service the entire island and includes a visiting officers quarters and two prisoner cells.
  • A secure store shed and a large boat shed

The sheer remoteness of the location was a challenge in itself. Sitzler worked in conjunction with subcontractors and suppliers, the Galiwin'ku Community Incorporated and logistics and transport providers to ensure that the project was delivered to the specific requirements of all stakeholders.

Where possible, Sitzler prefabricated some housing components to reduce the strict time constraints on the construction programme.

Winner of the 2009 Territory Construction Association Excellence in Building and Construction Awards - Award for Excellence in Remote Construction Project for Galiwinku Police Station and four Houses