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Cavenagh Street Heat Mitigation

Cavenagh Street Heat Mitigation is an NT Government Project.

A heat mapping study undertaken in the Darwin CBD demonstrated high level surface temperatures exceeding 60 degrees in a few locations, including Cavenagh Street.

Current Works

Construction of the Cavenagh Street Shade Structure commence 7 July. Traffic changes will be in place for next two weeks between 9am to 3pm.

The Northern Territory Government and its Darwin City Deal partners are trialling a series of heat mitigation initiatives that will help reduce surface and air temperatures in our tropical city and rejuvenate Darwin’s CBD. Heat mapping of Darwin city centre identified Cavenagh Street as one of the hottest locations in the city.

Construction of the shade structure will commence this month and take approximately 21 weeks to complete.

Other CBD initiatives being undertaken by the City of Darwin and Northern Territory Government include:

  • Shade structures and new trees as part of the upgrade of the Cavenagh and Bennett Street intersections improving the tourist experience.
  • Greening the Street - planter boxes for medium scale trees and garden walls for instant greenery.
  • Cool surface treatments - new technology paints to reflect UV, and alternate road mix and pavement products along Cavenagh Street.
  • Environmental monitoring - through sensors installed as part of the Switching on Darwin Smart Cities project.

The Northern Territory Government is committed to revitalising the CBD, and will continue to work with the Australian Government, City of Darwin and Charles Darwin University on the development of a Darwin City Deal.

Current Works

Construction of the Cavenagh Street Shade Structure commence 7 July.

To allow work to safely proceed on this structure, traffic changes will be in place from Saturday July 7 for a period of approximately two weeks, during the hours of 9am to 3pm;

JULY 7–14

  • A reduced speed limit outbound on Cavenagh Street between Knuckey and Bennett streets. Traffic will be diverted around the work area by traffic control.
  • A number of car spaces on Cavenagh Street between Knuckey and Bennett streets will be inaccessible and these will be clearly marked.

JULY 16–20

  • A reduced speed will apply on the inbound side (Roma Bar side) of Cavenagh Street between Bennett and Knuckey streets. A number of car spaces in this area will be unavailable and traffic will be diverted.

Find alternative places to park 

https://www.darwin.nt.gov.au/live/parking-roads/parking/city-parking-locations

More information

This is an NTG project so for more information please visit Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics website or contact the communications consultant loooking after this project directly via email or phone:

communications.dipl@nt.gov.au

08 8946 5218

Last modified 
06 Jul 2018

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