$6 million in capital grants to help revitalise Darwin CBD

The Territory Government is adding to its multi-million dollar CBD major infrastructure program with a trio of job-creating smaller projects that will help revitalise the Capital of the North.

More than $6 million in capital grants delivered to the City of Darwin will fund three job-creating projects to help enhance Darwin’s burgeoning development as a vibrant, tropical city.

The smaller projects will add to three major projects currently underway in the CBD – the State Square underground car park, the Barneson Boulevard entry link and the Cavenagh Street shade structure – which, combined, have supported more than 300 local jobs.

The three projects delivered by the $6 million in capital grants funding include:

  • Smith Street Greening and Shading, Stage 1 ($3 million). Revitalisation of the streetscape, by enhancing the urban landscape and creating a cooler environment.
  • Laneway Activation ($2 million). Laneways and small streets, including Austin Lane, will be upgraded to bring vibrancy and improved connectivity between streets.
  • Bennett and Smith Street Shading ($1 million). Installation of shading to improve amenity and cooling near the Tourist Information Centre.
  • Work on the trio of projects is expected to commence in late 2018.

Source: NT Government