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Creating local jobs: Manunda Place – revitalising the CBD

Works are progressing on the new Manunda Place in the heart of Darwin CBD with the completion of the ground floor slab.

The environmentally friendly nine-storey office tower is creating 250 construction jobs, help to revitalise the CBD and become a new home for Department of Health staff.

When completed in 2020, Manunda Place will house over 800 Government staff.

Building owner, Sandran is meeting its 95% local content commitment and continues to work closely with industry and the Buy Local Industry Advocate throughout the project.

The building’s architecture will feature an internal atriums, a five-star energy efficiency rating, a rooftop garden and shading and greening at street level to help reduce heat loads in the CBD.

Sandran are developing other projects that will contribute to the revitalisation of the CBD including:

o   a 320 bay public car park in Litchfield Street to provide additional parking capacity in the Cavenagh Street precinct;

o   upgrading Energy House with a green façade and childcare centre on the ground floor; and

o   providing a capital contribution to the City of Darwin for upgrades to Litchfield Street.

The next milestone will be the completion of the basements with works commencing at the ground floor plane. 

Quotes from Minister for Corporate and Information Services, Lauren Moss

“The Manunda Place CBD revitalisation project is creating 250 construction jobs and boosting the local economy by bringing hundreds of workers into the CBD. 

“This $75 million construction plan has been fast-tracked providing an immediate and much needed boost to the local construction sector and Territory economy."

Quotes from the Minister for Health, Natasha Fyles

“This is one of many projects in Darwin’s CBD creating local jobs and supporting our Government’s vision for a revitalised, cool city centre.

“It’s great to see an environmentally conscious design that will bring our health staff together under one roof, help to activate Darwin’s CBD and complement works already completed on Cavenagh Street."

Media Contact: Lisa Sennett 0436 929 858



Manunda Place concept design