Seniors' lifestyle accommodation

Darwin Rural Seniors’ Lifestyle Accommodation Project

The Northern Territory (NT) Government is seeking expressions of interest (EOIs) from suitably qualified parties (proponents) to construct and operate a seniors’ lifestyle purpose built accommodation village, as opposed to aged care accommodation, in the Darwin Rural area.

The NT Government’s vision is through the provision of purpose-built homes in a safe community environment. Senior Territorians who actively live independently in their own home will remain in the Territory and be able to transition into appropriate accommodation by ‘downsizing’ and ‘rightsizing’ if they wish. The NT Government is also interested to ensure that the operating structure for delivery of residences maximises consumer protections.

The NT Government has commenced a two-stage competitive process to facilitate the private sector delivery of the project.

Stage one is to raise awareness of the opportunity and to seek EOIs from interested parties. At the conclusion of the EOI stage, a short list of suitable qualified proponents may be invited to participate in the request for detailed proposals (RFDP). The Territory, at its sole discretion, will determine whether it will progress the RFDP and, if it decides to, identify parties invited to participate in the RFDP.

The NT Government encourages qualifying developers, operators and investors to submit innovative and compliant proposals for this unique investment opportunity.

Two senior people

Download the Darwin Rural Seniors’ Lifestyle Accommodation EOI brochure (5.4 mb)

General enquiries in relation to the project should be emailed to

How to register

Interested parties are required to register below.

The NT Government will satisfy itself that any interested party seeking to register is a bona fide proponent and is likely to deliver the project. The NT Government may seek any further information from the interested party that it deems necessary and conduct due diligence checks as it sees fit.

The NT Government reserves the right in its absolute and sole discretion to accept or reject registration applications.

Parties registering interest will be advised of the outcome of their application within three business days of registering.

Additional information about the EOI and project will be made available to proponents that have registered their interest in the project and been accepted by the NT Government as qualified proponents.

The additional information available includes details of what the NT Government seeks from proponents through the EOI process and provides guidance on the evaluation criteria that will be used to assess the EOI proposals.

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Last updated: 11 October 2018