NT Secure Facilities
Sitzler, key part of Sentinel Consortium to deliver New Correctional Facility
On Tuesday 11 October 2011, Sitzler signed a landmark contract, as part of the Sentinel Consortium, to design and construct the Territory’s new 800 bed prison facility at Holtze.
Over the past year Sitzler has been working closely with Sentinel consortium partners, Bilfinger Berger Project Investments, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Baulderstone and Honeywell to develop an innovative concept design for what will become the Territory’s primary correctional facility for the next three decades.
Sitzler and Baulderstone are the two construction contractors on this $495 million dollar contract that will be delivered as a Public Private Partnership (PPP) between the Sentinel Consortium and the Northern Territory Government.
Sitzler previous experience with partnering with the Northern Territory Government was on the Waterfront Precinct. Sitzler was a key part of this PPP that proved extremely successful.
Sitzler Director Michael Sitzler has been closely involved in the prison project. “This represents an excellent opportunity for Sitzler and our dedicated project team to contribute to yet another critical component of the Northern Territory’s infrastructure.”
The three year project to build the prison will provide a range of opportunities for Sitzler’s civil and construction team to develop new expertise and experience while strengthening the relationship with our dedicated consultants and subcontractors who include; Project Plumbing, Nilsen Electrical, Woodhead, Clouston, McKenzie Irwin, Douglas Partners, MasterPlan, Cundall, Arup, Michels Warren Munday, QS Services, and Deloitte.
Preliminary clearing and site works have been underway since the middle of the year and are due to continue for the next few months with construction expected to commence at the end of the wet season.
“We look forward to working on this major development and have assembled a strong and experienced team with the capacity to deliver on this project. We thank all those involved for their efforts to date.” Director, Michael Sitzler.
The construction phase will create in excess of 1000 jobs and will be a stable source of work for many local contractors over the next three years. Approximately 20 apprenticeship positions will be generated from the work.