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Tenders to come for Darwin’s State Square car park

Tasmania has recorded the highest number of monthly dwelling approvals in a decade, with 369 being reported, which is expected to continue according to the state government.

A construction tender is set to be released in April to deliver a 90-bay car park, as part of Darwin’s State Square overhaul.

The State Square overhaul is a critical part of the $200 million Darwin City Deal, delivered in partnership with the Australian Government and the City of Government.

Darwin-based Clouston Associates completed the design works on the 90-Bay Parliamentary Carpark redevelopment, which will include the removal of the existing car park, reorientating Parliament Lane to enter and exit from the Esplanade and landscaping that aesthetically complements the Native Landscape Garden atop the State Square Underground Carpark.

The redevelopment will include a lawn area and services infrastructure, which can accommodate community events and activities such as job creating festivals.

Pathways will connect Civic and State Square and the Native Landscape Garden on top of the Underground Car Park to the Esplanade, with shade from tree canopies where possible and all elements including planting, lighting, furniture and finishes will be integrated seamlessly into the landscaping design.

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Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics Minister Eva Lawler said the plans for the 90 Bay carpark is another accomplishment in the State Square project, allowing for further tenders to be released soon.

“Supporting Territorians with a pipeline of works is one way the Territory Labor Government is making sure local jobs and local businesses are supported,” Lawler said.

“Seeing the Civic and State Square Masterplan come to life is further cementing the Territory as the capital of Northern Australia, and a great place to live and visit.”

Other State Square works are nearing completion, such as the Chan Building demolition which is going through final stages of removal and will be grassed and opened by the end of May.

Member for Port Darwin, Paul Kirby said the Territory Government is using local companies and local workers right through the supply chain.

“We’re bucking the national trend and growing our population. By cooling the CBD and activating our public spaces, we’re making Darwin an even more attractive destination for workers and their families.”

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