A wealth of new developments and building upgrades are in the pipeline for the Darwin CBD.
The Development Consent Authority (DCA) has approved multiple new development opportunities for the city, including the revitalisation of the old Ducks Nuts and BBC Cinemas sites with permits for bars with alfresco dining.
The Mitchell Street location (formerly BCC Cinemas) is set to feature an indoor function room, leisure and recreation facilities and a band/DJ room for live music.
Chief Minister Natasha Fyles said the construction industry in the Darwin CBD is on the up with more and more people deciding to call the Northern Territory home.
“We are home to some of the most unique opportunities when it comes to work, business and investment, and we are seeing this reflected in our current construction projects,” said Minister Fyles.
“The approvals of these two new developments shows our economy is on the right track – we will continue to do everything we can to make the Territory the best destination to live and work.”
Further, a new 72 room accommodation in an eight-storey block to be built at Shepherd Street has been given the green light, which will be able to house international students.
The block will include amenities such as car parking, secure bicycle storage, common room, swimming pool and communal dining area and kitchen. Each room will contain a bed, bathroom with shower, vanity and toilet, wardrobe, dinette, kitchenette, desk and balcony. A single manager’s room for a permanent on-site manager is also provided in the block.
Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics, Eva Lawler said the increasing interest in future private investment in the Darwin CBD is positive.
“These projects create local jobs and flow on benefits for Territorians and Territory businesses,” Minister Lawler adds.
With development authority now granted, these projects can begin to move towards construction.