John Stokes Square redevelopment


The John Stokes Square housing complex in Nightcliff is under redevelopment to improve the quality of housing, and allow for new amenities and open public spaces. The redevelopment will see new homes specifically designed for seniors and people living with disability.

The project includes:

  • a 24-hour Police Station
  • specifically designed social housing including for seniors and people living with disabilities
  • a pedestrian-friendly link between the Nightcliff Village and Nightcliff Shopping Centre
  • open space and the expansion of local services.


John Strokes Redevelopment

Previous announcements

More information

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 currently underway and will incorporate community feedback. Further information will be made available.

New social housing

The John Stokes Redevelopment will provide 78 new social housing units for seniors and people living with disabilities. During construction, current residents will be placed in alternative housing. For further information, visit the Department of Local Government, Housing and Community Development website.

Nightcliff Police Station

Local contractor, Halikos Group was awarded the contract to design and construct the Nightcliff Police Station.

Construction is currently underway and is expected to be finished in 2021.

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

Community consultation for the redevelopment project is ongoing. Stakeholders and surrounding residents are informed regularly via letterbox drops. If you would like to be added to the distribution list, email

A dedicated 1800 hotline has been established and one-on-one meetings with local business owners are ongoing. Community stands were held at the Nightcliff Markets and Nightcliff Woolworths before project commencement. Visit this page to stay informed on future community stand sessions.

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Communication with stakeholders, including land owners, businesses and residents, will be ongoing throughout the design process and during construction.

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Hotline: 1800 517 341

Last updated: 30 June 2020

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