New Darwin central fire station
Following the closure in 1984 of the fire station in Darwin’s industrial suburb of Winnellie for cost reasons, Darwin was left with only one fire station, which was located in Daly Street in the city.
The Daly Street facility was some 30 years old and it was considered that the expansion of Darwin over that time, coupled with the station’s outmoded design and facilities, meant the station would be increasingly unable to service the growing city.
A more strategic location was identified for a new central fire service on the corner of Woolner Road and Iliffe Street in Stuart Park, adjacent to arterial and distributor roads to facilitate quick and easy access to fire callouts.
Cabinet approved a project to construct a new Darwin Central Fire Station and Fire Services Administration accommodation at Stuart Park in 1986/87 at an estimated cost of $3.975 million.