Barneson Boulevard full steam ahead.

07 November 2017

NT Government: Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics Nicole Manison said the tender for the design of Barneson Boulevard is expected to be released next month, with construction commencing in April 2018.

Ms Manison said Barneson Boulevard will be a benchmark, green infrastructure project for the future of Darwin.

“Barneson Boulevard is progressing as planned," she said.

The Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics has undertaken initial testing on the Barneson Boulevard site and has engaged a consultant, following a recommendation from the NT EPA, to review the testing and assist with the development of an environmental management plan.

“Any project of this size undertaken on previously used sites must undergo environmental testing, and that is what the Department are doing. Advice will be provided and an environmental management plan will be developed, as per best practice.

“As this testing occurs, concurrent design work to enable a November tender is underway.

“The design of Barneson Boulevard will protect the current boundaries of Frog Hollow Park and the old Darwin Primary School precinct, while creating a new, leafy entry for the CBD, with 150 more trees, and will unlock commercial and social opportunities in the area.

“New cycle paths, additional greening, landscaping and public art and improved pedestrian access will be created as part of the project.

“This Government is undertaking an enormous amount of work to revitalise our CBD, and making Darwin a more useable, attractive, safe, cool and active city will benefit us all through investment, business growth, tourism and social engagement.

“Barneson Boulevard is a vital part of our plan to revitalise our city and unlock its potential.”

Ms Manison said she encourages all Territorians to have their say on the landscaping and public art opportunities created by Barneson Boulevard by going to www.haveyoursay.nt.gov.au

 

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