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Wadeye Police Complex

Wadeye Police Complex, NT
project details
Wadeye, NT
Northern Territory Government
Contract Value:
Commencement Date:
20 October 2015
Completion Date:
29 September 2017
Col Hosking, Department of Infrastructure

The Wadeye police complex was a 5-staged project design, develop and construct project undertaken over 2 years. It included the consolidation of 6 existing lots into 1 super lot and the re zoning of a 6-meter strip of land along Perdjert Street, Sitzler also carried out the new PWC sewer infrastructure works along Perdjert Street and the demolition of a block duplex, existing police station, existing PWC tank yard and 2 houses. Relocation of 1 house, 2 duplex units and 2 existing sheds.

Design and Construction of a the new police station which included a court room and associated offices, secure gun safe and exhibit storerooms, 3 interview rooms, general muster area, 5 cells and a drive through sallyporte. The police station design also involved specialized services such as the DSX access control system, AMCOM service installation, EROI systems, CCTV systems, communications tower with a mast head and radio cabinet. The design work also involved working with nominated subcontractor Rutledgeav to provide the audio visual for the court room and 1 interview room for protected witness.

Design and Construction of 8 x new visiting officers’ units, precast transfloor was used here to save on the need for formwork for the suspended deck, 1 x ground level house, 9 x elevated 4 bedroom houses, 4 x 3 bedroom duplex units and a boat shed.

One of the main challenges was Wadeye’s remote location. This required a lot of scheduling and predelivery of materials each year before road access was cut from Darwin for up to 6 months over the two wet seasons.

This project achieved overall indigenous participation of 26.89% with 21,725.45 indigenous hours worked. 10 indigenous owned business were contracted to provide goods and services with 22% of the overall contract value was spent through organisations providing goods and services or by companies providing indigenous employment.