Seniors' lifestyle accommodation

Darwin Rural Seniors’ Lifestyle Accommodation Project

The Northern Territory (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 is currently coordinating a competitive process to facilitate the private sector delivery of the project. Stage one is to raise awareness of the opportunity and to seek expressions of interest (EOIs) from suitably interested and qualified parties to construct and operate a seniors’ lifestyle purpose built accommodation village (as opposed to aged care accommodation) in the Darwin Rural area. In order to submit an EOI, parties were required to register to access the secure project website. Registration to access the website closed on 30 November 2018.

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.

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

General enquiries in relation to the project should be emailed to

Last updated: 29 January 2019