Sitzlers win Kilgariff subdivision contract

p2134-Kilgariff-sign-1Alice Springs based company Sitzler Bros has been awarded the multi-million dollar tender for subdivision works at Kilgariff, according to a media release from Chief Minister Adam Giles, and local company Patrick Homes and Construction is the first to have put their hands up to take five lots.

 

Mr Giles says: “A $3.3 million dollars was allocated in Budget 2014 for the subdivision works on Kilgariff stage 1a and it is fantastic to see a local company winning the tender for the job.

 

“This project is another big stimulus to the local Alice Springs construction industry and is among a range of new government developments that are boosting the local economy.

 

“Sitzler Bros will begin works on the site in the coming weeks including constructing internal roads and supplying utilities to the new blocks. The job is expected to be complete by the end of September,” says Mr Giles.

 

“Local contractor Ostojic Alice Springs is also scheduled to complete headworks at the site next month and land titles for Stage 1a are on track to be issued around November this year.

 

“This development is steaming ahead with strong local interest in the purchase of blocks as the new subdivision takes shape.

 

“With prices between $160,000 and $180,000, these blocks are a great deal and show the Government is delivering on its commitment to provide affordable housing in Alice Springs.

 

“Several weeks ago, we flagged that the Land Development Corporation was negotiating the possible release of multiple lots to builders who are interested in offering house and land packages to buyers at Kilgariff.

 

“I am happy to confirm that this has now been approved and local Alice Springs company Patrick Homes and Construction is the first to have put their hands up to take five lots.

“We hope this will make the subdivision more attractive for some buyers who don’t want the hassle of building a home themselves.”

 

To prevent land-banking, builders taking up this option are required to start work on the blocks within six months and have properties completed within two years.

 

“Kilgariff is the first major residential development south of The Gap and the 80 blocks are expected to meet demand for housing in Alice Springs for 20 years,” Mr Giles said.

 

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  1. Melanie Ross
    Posted June 10, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Hang on, isn’t this stage 30 blocks? Cut back from the original I think 100 or so originally planned? Where does 80 now come from?

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  2. Erwin Chlanda
    Posted June 5, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    ED – After making inquiries with the Chief Minister’s office a staffer contacted us, saying that the “80 blocks” we an error – they are just Stage One and the planned final size of the subdivision remains around 1200 blocks.

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  3. Steve Brown
    Posted June 4, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    @ Apologies Erwin, I wasn’t questioning your accuracy but the accuracy of the Adam Giles media release. It’s not the information that I’ve been hearing, I believe 20 years would refer to the whole subdivision.

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  4. Erwin Chlanda
    Posted June 4, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    Hi Paul and Steve,
    The sentence “Kilgariff is the first major residential development south of The Gap and the 80 blocks are expected to meet demand for housing in Alice Springs for 20 years” is quoted accurately from Mr Giles’ media release.
    Erwin Chlanda, Editor, Alice Springs News Online

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  5. Steve Brown
    Posted June 4, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    @ Paul: Yeh, like you say, I also hope that figure for the twenty year period was a misquote! I’ll run with that charitable assumption until such time as it is confirmed one way or another.

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  6. Paul
    Posted June 3, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    I hope that figure of 20 years is a misquote – 80 blocks! Maybe he is referring to the whole subdivision?

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