Work on revitalising the Darwin CBD and State Square continues to roll on with the design of the 90 Bay Carpark released today.
The State Square overhaul is a critical part of the historic $200 million Darwin City Deal, delivered in partnership with the Australian Government and the City of Darwin.
Local business Clouston Associates have completed the design works, with the construction tender expected to be released in April to make these plans come to life.
The 90-Bay Parliamentary Carpark redevelopment will include the removal of the existing car park, reorientating Parliament Lane to enter and exit from the Esplanade and landscaping that aesthetically compliments the Native Landscape Garden atop the State Square Underground Carpark.
The redevelopment will include a generous lawn area and services infrastructure, which can accommodate community events and activities such as job creating festivals.
Pathways will connect Civic and State Square and the Native Landscape Garden atop the Underground Car Park to the Esplanade, with shade from tree canopies where possible and all elements including planting, lighting, furniture and finishes will be integrated seamlessly into the landscaping design.
Other State Square works which are nearing completion is the Chan Building demolition which is going through final stages of removal and will be grassed and opened by the end of May.
Quotes from the Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics, Eva Lawler:
“Supporting Territorians with a pipeline of works is one way the Territory Labor Government is making sure local jobs and local businesses are supported.
“The plans for the 90 Bay carpark is another accomplishment in the State Square project, allowing for further tenders to be released soon.
“Seeing the Civic and State Square Masterplan come to life is further cementing the Territory as the capital of Northern Australia, and a great place to live and visit."
Quotes from the Member for Port Darwin, Paul Kirby:
“We’re bucking the national trend and growing our population. By cooling the CBD and activating our public spaces, we’re making Darwin an even more attractive destination for workers and their families.
“We’re using local companies and local workers right through the supply chain. Creating work for Territory businesses and jobs for Territorians.”