Future-look of Australia’s Northern Capital – Have Your Say

29 August 2017

A concept video that sets out how Darwin’s city centre could be transformed into a tropical, world-renowned destination, creating more jobs for Territorians and boosting tourism, has been unveiled by the Territory Labor Government.

Chief Minister Michael Gunner said the ‘fly-through’ concept video – a partnership with the City of Darwin and Charles Darwin University - sets out how Darwin’s CBD could be revitalised into a cooler, more pedestrian-friendly city centre, linking the Waterfront to Cullen Bay.

The NT Government has already put in $100 million to begin the process of rejuvenating the CBD and Mr Gunner said he was seeking a similar contribution from the Federal Government’s Cities Deals.

“We must invest in Darwin as the Capital of the North because by transforming our city centre into a world-class cultural destination for tourists, we will also be creating hundreds of local jobs for Territorians,” Mr Gunner said.

“Work has already begun from the down payment of $100 million, with the first of the funding kicking in this financial year to begin the rebuild of State Square.

“We have announced our major transformative projects for the CBD – moving CDU students into the city and building a new Museum at the Old Hospital Site – and we have unveiled immediate initiatives to revitalise the CBD, including our Live Darwin program.

“This fly-through video now provides the basis for community and stakeholder feedback as we work towards a City Deal that will help create a new look Darwin CBD.”

Mr Gunner said a comprehensive consultation period will be held in the coming weeks so people could provide their feedback on the concept design.

“This is a once in a generation opportunity to make Darwin into a world-class city that celebrates our diversity and recognises our unique heritage,” Mr Gunner said.

“The Commonwealth and NT Governments have entered into an agreement to work together to create a City Deal for Darwin that will drive investment and jobs.”

Closing date for feedback is September 14, and people wanting to Have their Say can do so via www.darwincitydeal.nt.gov.au

 

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