Infrastructure investment

The following education infrastructure projects are currently underway in the Northern Territory (NT).

Zuccoli Primary School

Zuccoli Primary School is on track to be open for schooling from Term 1, 2020, with Stage 1 construction of the new government primary school already underway.

This $18 million investment will support the Northern Territories fastest growing suburb with a preschool and eight primary school classrooms, offering a combined capacity for over 300 students.

Supporting 120 local jobs, the contract for this project was awarded to Halikos Pty Ltd at the end of 2018, with an intended completion in December 2019.

Stage 2 of this project will commence construction in the second half of 2019 and includes facilities which will be shared with the adjacent Mother Theresa Catholic School.

Completion for this stage is scheduled for the opening of school year in 2021.

Darwin High School

Stage 1 of the Bullocky Point Education Precinct infrastructure projects will see Darwin High School receiving a substantial investment of $20.7 million.

Works will include a new Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) Centre, including a mechanical services building and substation upgrade. These facilities will support not just the High School but the whole of the Bullocky Point Precinct.

With construction already in progress the completion is currently estimated for July 2019.

Darwin Middle School

Stage 2 of the Bullocky Point Education Precinct Infrastructure projects will provide Darwin Middle School with a new multipurpose hall. The $15.9 million investment in this flexible use space will support indoor sports activities and assemblies, as well as offer more areas for music and drama.

Completion for Stage 2 is on target for November 2019.

Ludmilla Primary School

Supporting over 150 local jobs, the redevelopment of one of the oldest schools in Darwin, Ludmilla Primary School, commenced in July 2018.

This $7.1 million investment will refurbish classrooms to make way for a new early learning center, along with demolition of the old preschool facilities to make way for an integrated area for a supported play group.

Disability access across the school will be greatly improved, with landscaping to mitigate flooding meaning children can better utilize existing outdoor areas.

With construction underway this project is on target to see its completion in April 2019.

Acacia Hill School

Acacia Hill School Stage 1, completed in December 2018, provided the school with a new classroom block, increasing the capacity to support enrolment growth for students with special needs in Alice Springs.

The $6.8 million investment also includes Stage 2 which will see a new reception and administration building to replace existing old infrastructure.

Stage 2 is expected to be completed in July 2019.

Tennant Creek Primary School

Construction of a new preschool, integrating an early childhood and family center, began mid-2018. With the tender award to local construction company Pro Build NT, this new combined site will continue to promote and support education for children in their early years.

This $6.3 million investment in early year’s education is unprecedented in the Barkly region, and will cater to nearly 100 enrolments.

Completion is on track for the preschool to open its doors for the commencement of Term 2, 2019.

Last updated: 14 March 2019