John Stokes Square Redevelopment

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The John Stokes Square housing complex in Nightcliff currently comprises 75 public housing units that are nearing the end of economic life. The redevelopment of John Stokes Square will improve the quality of housing, allow for improved amenities and open spaces, and reduce anti-social behaviour.

The project will include:

  • A new 24-hour police station;
  • Complex-needs public housing (targeting seniors and people living with disabilities); and
  • A public space to link pedestrians between the Nightcliff Shops and the Woolworths complex.

A demolition contract is currently out to tender, with works anticipated to commence in June 2019.


Cost - $45 million

  • $3 million has been allocated to demolition and early design works

Project commencement – mid 2019

Estimated completion – late 2020


John Strokes Redevelopment


For any queries or further information about the project, please email or call the project hotline number on 1800 517 341.

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Pedestrian Safety Upgrade

As part of the John Stokes Square Redevelopment, traffic upgrades will be in place on Progress Drive to create a safe, pedestrian – friendly link between the Nightcliff Shops and John Stokes Square. Detailed design is anticipated to commence in May this year following community consultation.

New Public Housing

The John Stokes Redevelopment will provide 75 new public housing units for seniors and people living with disabilities. During construction, current residents will be placed in alternative public housing. For further information, please visit the Department of Local Government, Housing and Community Development website at

Nightcliff Police Station

A contract to design the concept for the Nightcliff Police Station was awarded to Jackman Gooden Architects and construction is scheduled for late-2019.

The relocation of the Nightcliff Police Station will provide proximity and visibility to help reduce antisocial behaviour in the area and assist police in keeping the community safe.

Community Information

Residents, stakeholders and businesses will be informed regularly for the duration of the project. For any queries or further information about the project, please email or call the project hotline number on 1800 517 341.

A number of community information stands will be set up in the Nightcliff area.

Nightcliff Woolworths

Wednesday 20 March

9:00 am – 11:00 am & 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Saturday 23 March

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Nightcliff Markets

Sunday 24 March

8:00 am -11:00 am

Sunday 31 March

8:00 am – 11:00 am

Last updated: 30 May 2019