By ERWIN CHLANDA
The Royal Flying Doctor Service will invite tenders from local firms to build 11 two-bedrooms units and two three-bedroom units for its staff.
Michael Toomey, the RFDS General Manager Tourism & Retail in Alice Springs says the complex will be built at the rear of its Flying Doctor Service museum, one of the town’s major tourist attractions.
Mr Toomey says the new building, worth $6m, will replace four old units and an old house demolished during the recent expansion of the tourism facilities.
Construction will start in April.
He says the expanding service now has about 50 staff in The Alice, and the additional accommodation will help retain and attract good staff and reduce the need for fly-in, fly-out arrangements.