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Progress on job creating new Museum of the Northern Territory

Territorians are encouraged to have their say as part of the design process for the new Museum of the NT to be located at Myilly Point in Darwin.

The Museum of the NT is a centrepiece project of the Territory Labor Government City Deal bid aimed at rejuvenating the CBD. The Territory Government is contributing a $100 million down payment and is seeking a similar contribution from the Federal Government.

“We are investing in the Territory’s arts and cultural assets because we know that a project like this museum attracts more visitors, provides a boost to the economy and creates hundreds of construction and ongoing jobs,” Minister for Tourism and Culture, Lauren Moss, said.

“The new Museum will showcase what it means to be a Territorian. We want Territorians to have their say about what they want to see in the new museum, and how they think it can be a true representation of the Territory’s rich and unique history”.

Paul Kirby, Member for Port Darwin said there were a number of ways to have your say.

“People have the opportunity to have their say through workshops and pop-up stalls being held in Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Katherine and Darwin during October and November 2017. There is also an online survey,” Mr Kirby said.

Nationally acclaimed, award-winning architects troppo and ARM Architecture have joined with Darwin Corporate Communications to lead a community consultation program ahead of the design and development of the new Museum.

“We want this consultation to be Territory-wide and as creative and ongoing as possible,” said Phil Harris from troppo.

“We want to hear your stories and reflections, read your prose and see your images – anything that inspires you and captures the essence of the Territory. Think of the design of the museum as a blank canvas and share your ideas.”

The six-week consultation will consider, but is not limited to:

For workshop dates and times and to have your say via the online survey visit:

Survey closes on 17 November 2017.

Media contact: Trish Grimshaw 0401 119 242