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NT Government to call for proposals to develop new Alice Springs suburb of Kilgariff

THE Northern Territory Government will soon call for proposals to develop the first stage of the new Alice Springs suburb of Kilgariff, which will deliver at least 100 new lots to the market and aims to boost housing affordability and create job opportunities.

Chief Minister Adam Giles said the government is seeking expressions of interest from developers for the 13.8 hectare Stage 1 site to deliver a minimum of 100 lots with job opportunities for local residents and businesses.

"Kilgariff Stage 1 will deliver land for at least 100 new homes, providing opportunities to build your own home in a brand new suburb. By developing Kilgariff, this Government is ensuring there is land available to meet housing demand now and into the future as the economy and population of Alice Springs grows," Mr Giles said.

More than $10 million is being invested to deliver headworks to the Kilgariff site and a further $3.5 million will be granted to the successful developer to support the construction of key infrastructure for the whole suburb, including the main entry road, drainage and trunk sewer, according to the government.

Kilgariff, located 9 kilometres south of the Alice Springs CBD on the Stuart Highway, is the first major residential development south of the Gap and is expected to meet demand for housing in Alice Springs over the next 20 years, across a number of development stages. The Kilgariff Area Plan was released in March 2012 to provide an overarching framework for development of the 180 hectare site.

The preferred proponent for the first stage of the project is expected to be selected by the end of August. Proponents intending to submit a proposal must register their interest in the project by 28 May 2013 and the Request for Proposals will be released on 29 May 2013 and close on 10 July 2013.

More information is available from the Northern Territory Government Lands and Planning Services website at <http://www.lands.nt.gov.au/land-release/>.

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