10 Sep 2020
Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics
Paul Kirby, Member for Port Darwin
Demolition of the Chan Building has hit a new milestone today.
Safe demolition of the entire structure has begun and marks a major part of the $200 million Darwin City Deal, delivered in partnership with the Australian Government and the City of Darwin.
This is a significant CBD revitalisation project, which will spearhead the Territory as Australia’s rebound capital.
More than 50 Territory jobs are being supported through this project.
Territorians will benefit from the works with more open public space in the city centre and paving the way for the Civic and State Square masterplan vision.
Local Territory business McMahon Services is carrying out these works and has a focus on recycling measures in an effort to reduce the impact demolition will have on landfill and the environment.
The remediation landscaping will consist of irrigated turf, which has the ability for repurposing as the Civic and State Square masterplan is developed.
As part of the deal, Darwin’s Civic and State Square precinct will be revitalised to create cool, green spaces for the whole community to enjoy through activated spaces.
Demolition of the Chan Building is the next step of the State Square overhaul that has already seen the completion of the underground car park and landscaping.
Quotes from the Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics Eva Lawler:
“Supporting Territorians with a pipeline of works is critical to the Territory’s economy and for it to rebound.
“The Chan Building demolition is creating over 50 local jobs and supporting many local businesses.
“Seeing the Civic and State Square Masterplan come to life is further spearheading the Territory as the capital of Northern Australia, and the rebound capital of Australia."
Quotes from the Member for Port Darwin, Paul Kirby:
“Our aim is creating jobs and supporting local business.
“We are making the Darwin CBD an attractive place for people to visit, do business and invest.
“It is our priority to support Territory businesses by creating more local jobs and boosting the number of families and visitors coming into our cooler, greener CBD.”