The Northern Territory Government is preparing to release a $145 million package of tender as part of a redevelopment of the Civic and State Square precinct in the heart of the Darwin CBD.
The State Square overhaul is a critical part of the historic $200 million Darwin City Deal, delivered in partnership with the Australian Government and the City of Darwin.
The Territory Government’s Budget 2021 allocated $30 to continue delivery of the Civic and State Square revitalisation, which included, among others, documentation, approvals and staged work packages for the delivery of the Civic and State Square Masterplan over the next five years.
The Masterplan was completed in 2019, with work already underway and completed on a number of the infrastructure projects including:
- Demolition and greening of the Chan Building site;
- Completion of the State Square underground carpark;
- Completion of the redevelopment of the former 90 bay Parliamentary car park to create public parkland and festival lawns;
- State Square Art Gallery – detailed design nearing completion; and
- Liberty Square – design tender currently out to market.
The Future Tender Opportunity, due to be released in the coming months, will bring together the final elements of the redevelopment, with the design and construction of the remainder of the precinct, including State Square Art Gallery, the central heart, pedestrian sheltered walkways, artwork, interpretation and wayfinding within the precinct, shading, landscaping and water features.
The State Square Art Gallery will form part of the Civic and State Square Masterplan, which includes the demolition of the Chan Building, the State Square underground car park and 90 bay Parliamentary car park redevelopment.
The tender will be in the form of an Early Contractor Involvement contract.
Northern Territory Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics, Eva Lawler said the project would help to support local jobs and businesses.
“A number of key elements are already delivered, including the State Square Underground Carpark, the Chan Building Demolition and the transformation of bitumen carpark to an interconnected green space for festivals and public parkland. The Liberty Square design tender is currently out to market,” Lawler said.
“Issuing of this Future Tender Opportunity enables industry to plan for the future and know there are jobs on the horizon.”
The total scope of work will depend on the ongoing performance of the contractor and will be worth up to $145 million.
To view the tender, click here.