Safe demolition of the Chan Building’s entire structure has begun, marking a major milestone in the project as part of $200 million Darwin City Deal.
More than 50 jobs are being supported by the project. Local business McMahon Services is carrying out the works with a focus on recycling measures to reduce the impact demolition will have on landfill and the environment.
The remediation landscaping will consist of irrigated turf, which has the ability for repurposing as the Civic and State Square masterplan is developed.
As part of the deal, Darwin’s Civic and State Square precinct will be revitalised to create cool, green spaces for the whole community to enjoy through activated spaces.
Demolition of the Chan Building is the next step of the State Square overhaul that has already seen the completion of the underground car park and landscaping.
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NT Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics Minister Eva Lawler said supporting Territorians with a pipeline of works is critical to the Territory’s economy and for it to rebound.
“The Chan Building demolition is creating over 50 local jobs and supporting many local businesses,” Lawler said.
“Seeing the Civic and State Square Masterplan come to life is further spearheading the Territory as the capital of Northern Australia, and the rebound capital of Australia.”
Member for Port Darwin Paul Kirby said the NT Government’s aim is to create jobs and support local business.
“We are making the Darwin CBD an attractive place for people to visit, do business and invest,” Kirby said.
“It is our priority to support Territory businesses by creating more local jobs and boosting the number of families and visitors coming into our cooler, greener CBD.”