Territory Q: DCOH is part of Territory fabric

Territory Q: DCOH is part of Territory fabric

In 1987 DCOH was a small construction and roofing company just finding its feet in the Darwin market, but the business has grown exponentially since then.

Over the 30-plus years since, DCOH has evolved into a multi-faceted, vertically integrated business which now designs, develops, builds and operates a range of projects.

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DCOH Launch

23 May 2024

What an incredible evening it was! We’re delighted to announce that our company launch event was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who joined us in celebrating this milestone and sharing our vision for the future. The atmosphere was buzzing with inspiration, meaningful connections, and unforgettable moments. Stay tuned for more highlights from the event!

If you are looking for an amazing venue to host your next event, contact Novotel Darwin CBD!

Casuarina Aquatic and Leisure Centre

City of Darwin is redeveloping the Casuarina Pool into the $25m Casuarina Aquatic and Leisure Centre, which will provide a modern, family-friendly facility for the community to enjoy.

Halikos have been engaged to construct the new Centre and will feature:

  • An eight-lane, 50-metre pool
  • Resort-style lagoon pool
  • Learn to swim pool
  • Cafe and BBQ facilities
  • Dry and wet play areas
  • Basketball half-court
  • Swimming club rooms

Nightcliff Police Station

The new Nightcliff police station was opened on the fifth of December 2021 by The Honourable Natasha Fyles MLA, Member for Nightcliff.

The new Nightcliff Police Station is a statement building demonstrating its presence to serve and protect the local community and forms a crucial part of the redevelopment of the wider John Stokes Redevelopment Precinct.

The building includes

  • Multiple interview rooms
  • 24/7 patrol capacity
  • Outside respite area for all staff
  • Break-out spaces
  • Car parking and fencing around the perimeter including the car park. The building is not only secure but also completed with a soothing colour scheme and a smooth concrete floor’s.

The team delivered on its commitment to maximise local industry participation throughout the Construction phase achieving 100% local content with our subcontractors and suppliers.

This iconic community infrastructure is testament to capability to deliver first class facilities on behalf of the NT Government.

CDU Education and Civic Precinct Project

 Emeritus Professor Scott Bowman AO and Minister Paul Kirby MLA to view the latest developments of the NTG City Deals, CDU Education and Civic Precinct Project.

“It’s great to see a crane in the CBD again and the team have done a great job in getting foundational work completed before the wet season,” said Shane Dignan, Managing Director of DCOH.

We, as a local company are thrilled to be part of this iconic project. Working with Larrakia Development Corporation, we are excited to deliver many Indigenous employment opportunities as the project grows.

A big thank you to Drew MillerLachlan Michell and their team for their hard work in moving the Project forward. We are looking forward to seeing this project come out the ground in the coming months.

NAWIC Site Tour of CDU ProjectLast test

On Wednesday 1st November, we had the pleasure of welcoming NAWIC members on site to tour the CDU Education and Community Precinct. 

The tour was led by Developments General Manager, Drew Miller and Project Manager, Jay McNeice. The team provided insights into the construction and innovations incorporated into this exciting project, addressing multiple questions from the group throughout the tour.

The tour provided a great opportunity to showcase the progress we’ve made and the unique features that distinguish this project. We are proud to have many women involved in this project, and we look forward to more collaborations with NAWIC in the future!

Casuarina Aquatic Centre Project a Buzz with Activity

The Casuarina Aquatic and Leisure Centre project site is abuzz with activity as the installation of shade structures continues to go well.

Halikos have now received its last shipment of support beams.

Each of these support beams carries a substantial weight of 5,500kg, which is equivalent to that of three cars!

The purpose of these structures is to provide respite from the intense sun and ensure protection by effectively shading around 70% of the eight-lane 50-meter pool and the six-lane 25-meter pool.

Halikos takes great pride in overseeing the completion of this project on behalf of the City of Darwin

CDU Engineering Students: Shaping Careers, Building Future

Charles Darwin University (CDU) Allen Glo and Kevin Gondaliya are mastering their engineering skills while interning at the CDU Education and Community Precinct Project.

Allen, in his final year, gains hands-on experience, applying his civil and structural engineering knowledge. Kevin, specialising in mechanical engineering, expands his skill set daily.

“This has been an invaluable hands-on experience. What I have learnt about structural integrity and materials science is being applied to a real-world project, right here in Darwin. I’m very grateful that God has blessed me with organisations like Halikos and CDU to help kickstart my career.” Mr Glo said.

Their involvement broadens horizons, with Allen now interested in project management and construction. Construction is progressing rapidly on site, with doors set to open for semester two next year!

Supporting Women in Construction

Master Builders NT – Women in Construction & Co Forum held on October 30, 2023. This event brought together and celebrated the achievements, potential opportunities, and diversity of women in the NT construction industry.

The event was flawlessly organised, with a fantastic lineup of speakers, panel discussions, and networking opportunities. The topics covered were not only relevant but also addressed critical issues facing women in the construction sector.

A standout feature of the forum was the diverse range of speakers and panellists. It was refreshing to see women from various backgrounds, experiences, and roles within the construction industry come together to share their knowledge and experiences. These women were Business owners, Engineers, Project Managers, and so much more, and their stories were both inspiring and motivating.

The keynote presentations were exceptional, with Denita Wawn, CEO of Master Builders Australia offering valuable insights into economic statistics, NT’s investment opportunities and support for women nationally and at a local level within the construction industry. Danita supported women holding leadership roles within a male dominated industry and the importance of diversity and inclusion in the construction field. The interactive panel discussions facilitated open and honest conversations.

The networking opportunities were equally impressive and provided the chance to connect with women who shared similar experiences and challenges, and it was heartening to see such a strong sense of community and support among the attendees.

The event was not just about professional development; it was also about fostering connections and building relationships.

Some key take aways from the event included:

  • Resilience in business
  • Innovation and forward thinking
  • Building capacity within your company and the industry especially with the recent resourcing shortages
  • Ensuring your super is sorted for future retirement
  • Creating thriving communities
  • Employment Law/ HR / IR – ensuring your business is up-to-date with legislative changes and meeting its obligations
  • Defence readiness

Thank you to all the guest speakers, panellists, workshop mentors and local sponsors who contributed to such an empowering and supportive forum for women within the NT Construction Industry.

Darwin Youth Justice Centre

The Northern Territory Government is constructing a new purpose-built Darwin Youth Justice Centre on a greenfield site at 498 Taylor Road, Holtze. The site is located close to police, emergency services and health services.

The new Darwin Youth Justice Centre strikes a balance between ensuring facilities are secure, safe, robust and durable, while meeting the therapeutic and rehabilitative needs of young people sentenced to detention or on remand.

The structures and landscaping of the Darwin Youth Justice Centre site will occupy four hectares on a densely vegetated 14.5-hectare site. The Northern Territory Government has awarded Halikos Pty Ltd the $55.1 million construction tender for the development of the new centre. Construction is expected to commence in late July 2020 and be completed in mid-2022.

Development of the Darwin Youth Justice Centre is expected to create around 350 local jobs across the duration of the project, which will be in addition to the ongoing jobs to manage and operate the centre.

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