Venture welcomes Territorians into new homes at John Stokes Square

Chief Minister for the NT and Member for Nightcliff Natasha Fyles with Minister for Housing & Homelands Selena Uibo with Venture CEO Karen Walsh on the lawns in the front of the John Stokes Square precinct talking to the media.

Venture Housing is thrilled to have signed a 20 year lease to manage the newly developed John Stokes Square complex, located in the heart of Nightcliff, and will begin welcoming tenants in the coming weeks.

This is the first new development in the Northern Territory to be delivered as a partnership between the NT Government and a Community Housing Provider, Darwin’s largest social housing project to date and a key component of the NT Community Housing Growth Strategy.

The Chief Minister of the Northern Territory and Member for Nightcliff, Natasha Fyles, and the Minister for Housing and Homelands, Selena Uibo attended the precinct today with Venture CEO Karen Walsh to celebrate this important milestone. The Chief Minister announced “This is an exciting next step in the renewal of the John Stokes Square precinct. It has transformed the area and will deliver 78 new social housing dwellings for eligible Territorians.”, “It is just so special to be able to start welcoming Territorians into their new homes in the fantastic Nightcliff community”. Minister for Housing and Homelands Selena Uibo recognised the work of the Government and Greenspace Group in developing the precinct “The Territory Labor Government has poured so much into this critical social housing project. Local contractor Greenspace Group have done a great job delivering this project, with more than 140 jobs on site supported so far.”, “I am proud that the Territory Labor Government can provide more social housing to the Darwin community.”

The first two complexes, both 30 units each, will become home to predominately senior Territorians and people with a disability who are on the public housing waiting list or transferring from an existing property. Venture will be based at the complex from early next year. “Venture Housing is delighted to have the opportunity to manage the precinct and is looking forward to supporting the tenants as they settle into their new homes in the Nightcliff community” Karen Walsh Venture CEO said this morning, “This is an exemplar place-based precinct which will allow our tenants to thrive, to age in place and connect with the community in well designed, well located, safe and secure homes.”

Allocations for John Stokes have commenced in collaboration with the Department of Territory Families, Housing and Communities, all applicants will be sourced from the Public Housing waitlist.

Karen Walsh & Minister Uibo standing on the lawns at John Stokes Precinct

 

Chief Minister for the NT and Member for Nightcliff Natasha Fyles with Minister for Housing & Homelands Selena Uibo with Venture CEO Karen Walsh on the lawns in the front of the John Stokes Square precinct talking to the media.