Darwin Rural Seniors’ Lifestyle Accommodation EOI
The Northern Territory Government is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from developers, operators and investors to construct and operate a seniors’ lifestyle purpose built accommodation village, as opposed to aged care, in the Darwin rural area.
This is a new business opportunity for the private sector, and a job-creating project for the Territory.
The government has identified a Crown land site option approximately 29km south east of the Darwin Central Business District and 10km south east from Palmerston, within the Coolalinga / Freds Pass Rural Activity Centre.
The area is part of a growing commercial precinct with major national retailers and speciality shops, boasting seven recreation nature reserves nearby and is in close proximity to services and transport in Coolalinga, and the newly opened Palmerston Regional Hospital.
Proponents will also have the option to identify other privately held sites in the Darwin rural area as part of the EOI process, and will also determine the type of accommodation and the delivery model to create a commercially sustainable seniors’ lifestyle accommodation.
Proponents will required to develop a Local Industry Participation Plan as part of their proposal, to ensure maximum benefits for local businesses and employment.
Further work is being undertaken on potential development of seniors’ accommodation for the Alice Springs and Darwin urban areas.
The EOI closes on 14 December 2018. Market briefings and public information sessions will be held during October 2018.