Alice Springs Hospital Accommodation now Open

NT Government

6 July 2023

Attracting and retaining staff is critical to ensuring the delivery of strong health services in our regions.

The new NT Health purpose-built staff accommodation complex in Alice Springs is now open with residents already moving in.

Territory company Whittaker Street Developments designed and constructed the accommodation complex, with the project supporting over 150 direct jobs and 465 indirect jobs.

Available to all NT Health employees, the complex consists of 70 units for staff, comprising of 40 one bedroom units, 20 two bedroom units and 10 three bedroom units, as well as one unit for the caretaker residence.

The units have each been fully furnished by NT Health. This will support short term accommodation for those moving from interstate or internationally, assisting new residents to settle into living in Alice Springs.

The units provide safe, secure and high quality modern accommodation and will help attract and retain key health professionals and staff in Central Australia.

The secure complex includes a swimming pool, BBQ and outdoor eating areas, gymnasium, undercover area, rooftop common area, basement, undercover car parking and a central waste disposal area.

The complex is centrally located between Todd Street and South Terrace. This location is a short walk to Alice Springs Hospital and the Alice Springs Central Business District.

Quotes from Chief Minister and Minister for Health Natasha Fyles:

“The construction of this complex has had all of the positive flow on benefits we expect from a Major Project, including a strong pipeline of jobs.

“This project has leveraged Alice Springs as a professional destination for health workers, and it will help retain new and existing staff.

“We value our health staff who work tirelessly to care for the community and being able to provide dedicated residential accommodation in the heart of Alice will provide support for those working in the Red Centre.

“The Territory provides fantastic opportunities to undertake training and upskill, and we want to keep investing in our workers so that we can ensure the very best care and outcomes for Territorians.”

Northern Territory Government

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