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Strategic Projects Prospectus

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Last year, Darwin City Council worked hard on an ambitious plan to develop project concepts that could be considered by the community and prospective development partners aimed to revitalise our city and our economy.

Council adopted its Strategic Projects Prospectus in February 2020.
When Council put the Strategic Projects Prospectus together, each elected member bought to the table ideas for projects that they believed would excite the community and draw investment into Darwin, in turn boosting Darwin’s economy. Council looked at its existing plans, like the Darwin City Centre Masterplan and took into account the Darwin City Deal projects as a city deal partner.

The 6 approved projects are outlined on page 33 of the Prospectus and include:

  1. Redevelopment of Lameroo Beach to the Waterfront and Darwin Esplanade
  2. Casuarina Pool Redevelopment
  3. Vestey’s Beach Surf Park space enhancement to activate and improve the amenity of this area. 
  4. Further investment in smart technologies to Darwin’s suburbs
  5. Commercialisation opportunities for some of Council’s services, like parking, waste management and streetlight assets
  6. Renewable energy hubs that incorporate solar and waste to energy technologies

Darwin 2030: City for People. City of Colour. as Council’s strategic plan outlines the various roles that Council can take in infrastructure development or major projects. These 6 projects allow for private partnerships and investment, collaboration with the Territory and Federal Governments and opportunities for Council lead key major projects in Darwin.

When Council settled on these projects, it was before we were confronted by Coronavirus COVID-19, but COVID-19 has given us great opportunity as well and Darwin presents as an attractive place to not only live, but as Deloitte Access Economics said in their report released last week that it … “predicts the Territory’s growth rate in the 2021 financial year to be the highest in the country”.  This, and the opportunities now extended by the Australian Government in economic stimulus funding for infrastructure development present a very positive outlook for Darwin and give City of Darwin an opportunity to bid for funding to fast track its long term capital and signature projects identified in the Darwin City Centre Masterplan.

Read Strategic Projects Prospectus

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