Nightcliff Cafe/Restaurant

Update January 2014

Following further commercial and risk assessment investigations, Council agreed to proceed with the next steps of the Proposed Nightcliff Foreshore Café.

At its 2nd Ordinary Meeting on 26 November 2013 Council resolved to commit to the construction of a café provided a suitable café operator can be engaged to work with the selected design architects and builder, Hames Sharley and Ray Laurence Constructions Pty Ltd. The two teams will work together in developing a detailed design response to the brief provided by Council that includes investigating the possibility of servicing swimming pool patrons.

The full text of Council’s decision follows:

C 31.2 Nightcliff Foreshore Café       Report No. 13A0199 DLEE:ns (26/11/13) Common No. 2191683 (Elix/Worden)

A. THAT Report Number 13A0199 DLEE:ns entitled Nightcliff Foreshore Café, be received and noted.

B. THAT, subject to the successful identification of a suitable operator, Council commit to the construction of the Nightcliff café/restaurant at a total capital cost of up to $1.5 million, including the stage 1 expenditure to date.

C. THAT Council select Hames Sharley and Ray Laurence Constructions for further development of the Nightcliff foreshore café project.

D. THAT Northwest Constructions and Manuel Liveris Architects be advised that their proposal is unsuccessful.

E. THAT a report identifying the terms and conditions of operation and the process for identifying a suitable operator be considered by Council at the December 2013 Ordinary Meeting.

F. THAT a report on the costing of a precinct plan for Lot 8657, be brought to the December 2013 Ordinary Meeting.

G. THAT the decisions be moved into the Open section of the meeting by 6 December 2013.

DECISION NO.21\1660 (26/11/13)

Council agreed at its meeting in December 2013 on the process to call for Expressions of Interest for a suitable café operator and the terms and conditions of the lease. In addition, Council agreed to develop a precinct plan for Lot 8657 in relation to the Nightcliff Foreshore Café development. The full decision is available here. Council selected the Fannie Bay Cool Spot as the operator of the Nightcliff foreshore café in August 2014 and it is anticipated with final design work will be completed by December 2014. Construction of the café is expected to commence in the 2015 dry season.

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Or you can send a question or request for more information to nightcliffcafe@darwin.nt.gov.au or write to us at:

  • Senior Community Engagement Officer
  • City of Darwin
  • GPO Box 84
  • DARWIN NT 0801

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