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Tenders released to improve access in Darwin CBD

Tenders have been released to help transform Darwin’s CBD as part of the $200 million Cities Deal.

The development aims to make Austin Lane more pedestrian friendly, focusing on creating cooling spaces between buildings.

In partnership with the City of Darwin, the Northern Territory Government plans to enhance Smith Street Mall, Rain Tree Park and Knuckey Street by creating inviting experiences for pedestrians moving through Austin Lane to these destinations.

Works will focus on the walkways between Cavenagh Street and The Mall and will include the installation of new tree plantings, two new covered walkways, new seating and upgraded kerbing.

The project is part of the Territory Government’s vision for a cooler CBD, which includes initiatives such as the Cavenagh Street heat mitigation project.

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NT Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics Eva Lawler said the development aims to create jobs and activate the CBD to drive more foot traffic through the city’s streets and into its businesses.

“The project is one of a number of developments in the CBD which will create many more jobs and revitalise this city,” Lawler said.

“This is another exciting project released as part of the Cities Deal and will build Darwin’s reputation as a tropical, world-renowned destination, attracting new residents and creating jobs.

“Enhancing the area and reducing the impact of heat on those who live, work in and visit the CBD will encourage more people to patronize the area, opening the space and creating further opportunities to deliver greater economic and social benefits in the city,” she said.

Works for the Austin Lane Project are expected to start in June and be completed by the end of 2019.