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Garramilla Boulevard

Garramilla Boulevard is an NT Government Project.

Current Works

Woods St will be permanently closed to through traffic to allow this work to begin from Tuesday 8 January 2019.

McMinn Street will be closed between Lindsay and Manton Street on Monday 27 August. This closure will be in place until April 2019.

The Garramilla Boulevard and Tiger Brennan Drive Stage 3 project is an iconic new entry into the City of Darwin that will provide for the future growth of our capital city with the delivery of a shaded tropical boulevard to its centre.

Garramilla Boulevard is a jointly funded project by the Australian and Northern Territory governments and the City of Darwin.

The Garramilla Boulevard link will reduce commuting times by bringing traffic to the centre of the CBD, and dispersing traffic more equally throughout the CBD. It will also create a better link for cyclists, add to the CBD’s green footprint with a shaded boulevard, and open up the city's eastern fringe to activation.

Creating and growing a shaded boulevard is essential to this project and will create a cool streetscape with excellent pedestrian and cyclist linkages into the CBD.

There will be approximately 200 shade trees planted along the new Garramilla Boulevard.

The heritage value of Frog Hollow will be preserved. Enhancements to public spaces adjacent to the park, as well as pedestrian and cyclist access to the area, will open up the space to be enjoyed by many more Territorians and visitors.

Current Works

Woods St will be permanently closed to through traffic to allow this work to begin from Tuesday 8 January 2019. McMinn St and Woods St will both be closed to through traffic for a period of up to four weeks until McMinn St can be reopened.

January is a non-peak time for many businesses in the vicinity of the works and is an opportune time for these works to be completed.

Completion of the McMinn St intersection with Garramilla Boulevard is expected in the first quarter of 2019. This is due to the need to deepen underground electrical and other services.

Once this intersection is completed, McMinn St will be re-opened to through traffic.

Other traffic changes which also will apply from January 8 2019 are;

  • Traffic diversions will be in place via Lindsay and Knuckey streets.
  • Up to 15 parking spaces will be temporarily removed on Lindsay St between Woods St and Cavenagh St to ensure the detour is safe for all road users. These spaces will be reinstated when McMinn St is reopened in February 2019.
  • Manton and Gardiner streets will be open to local traffic only.
  • Parking will be reinstated on Manton St.
  • Alternative entry and exit points from the post office car park will be provided as part of the works, and previous exit and entry onto Woods St will be closed.
  • Six parking bays on Cavenagh St outside the Mirambeena Travelodge will be removed to accommodate bus parking for re routed buses.
  • Parking spaces will be removed from Stott Lane.

Map showing traffic chnages during works

Map showing final design


McMinn Street will be closed between Lindsay and Manton Street. Through traffic on McMinn Street will be diverted via Lindsay and Manton streets onto Woods Street.

Changes to parking in Lindsay and Manton streets will be in place to allow the diverted traffic to proceed safely. Approximately 10 parking spaces in each of Lindsay and Manton streets will be marked as unavailable. Changed vehicle access to Frog Hollow Centre for the Arts will also apply, with entry now via Woods Street with parking provided at the rear of the buildings.

The work on this section is scheduled to start on Monday 27 August and will be completed by April 2019.

Speed limit has been reduced to 60km per hour from today and will stay reduced for the next couple of months.

Garramilla Boulevard/Wood St and Changes Traffic Conditions - 24/01/2019

Garramilla Boulevard Concrete Drain Work - 07/09/2018

McMinn Street partial closure - 14/08/2018

Barneson Street Closure - 22/06/2018

Garramilla Boulevard Flyer on Works Commencing June 2018

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More information

This is an NTG project so for more information please visit Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics website or contact them directly via email or phone:

08 8924 7118

Last modified 
24 Jan 2019

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