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Jabiru Health Centre construction tender awarded

28 October 2022

The Territory Labor Government has awarded the construction tender for the Jabiru Health Centre.

Local business C and R Constructions will build the facility, which will see around 115 people working onsite, including contractors, Aboriginal workers and apprentices.

Part of the Governments $135 million Jabiru Futures Package, construction on this $20 million project is expected to begin in November 2022 and be completed in late 2023.

The health centre will service Jabiru, surrounding communities and visitors.

The Jabiru Health Centre will provide eight consulting suites with dedicated male, female and paediatric rooms, four multi-purpose allied health examination rooms, a four-chair renal room and a dental surgery (including sterilisation and work rooms).

It will also include specialised facilities such as an audiology consulting room with a hearing booth, an X-ray room, a medication store and private pharmacy, a four-berth morgue with a viewing area and an external, culturally appropriate ceremony area adjacent to the morgue.

Emergency capabilities will be incorporated through a drive-through ambulance bay and an emergency department with two resuscitation bays.

Construction of the facility will enhance local access to medical services including renal dialysis facilities for patients in the West Arnhem region.

Chief Minister and Minister for Health, Natasha Fyles said, “The Territory Labor Government continues to invest in Jabiru.

“No matter where you live in the Territory this government will always invest in health services which are closer to home and provide the best possible care for all Territorians.

“This centre will provide improved health outcomes for residents of Jabiru and will help transform it into a vibrant tourism hub in the heart of Kakadu National Park.”

Member for Arafura, Lawrence Costa said, “We know how important it is to have the very best health care accessible to Territorians, whether they live in the bush, or in the city.

“With the construction tender now awarded it will be great to see this project get off the ground.”