Northern Territory Minister for Infrastructure Planning and Logistics Eva Lawler
Demolition Begins On The Chan Building
Victor P Taffa
Civic and State Square masterplan is becoming a reality with demolition works commencing of the Chan building.
“Supporting Territorians with a pipeline of works is one way the Territory Government is getting the Territory through this unprecedented time.” Minister for Infrastructure Planning and Logistics Eva Lawler said.
“Chan Building demolition will create over 50 local jobs and support many local businesses. With Civic and State Square tenders currently out shows this project is real and the jobs are coming.”
State Square overhaul is a critical part of the historic $200 Million Darwin City Deal, delivered in partnership with the Federal Government and the City of Darwin.
This is a significant CBD revitalisation project, and will ensure the Territory is ready for the coronavirus rebound.
More than 50 Territory jobs will be supported during this project.
As part of the deal, Darwin’s Civic and State Square precinct will be revitalised to create cool, green spaces for the whole community to enjoy through activated spaces.
Demolition of the Chan building is the next step of the State Square overhaul that has already seen the completion of the underground car park and landscaping underway.
There are a number of City Deal projects ready to start or out for public tender or about to be released, which includes:
- Charles Darwin University City Campus;
- Austin Lane Revamp;
- State Square Art Gallery.
“Territory Government is focused on creating jobs and supporting local business during the coronavirus pandemic.” Member for Port Darwin Paul Kirby MLA said.
Priority of the Northern Territory Government is to support local jobs throughout the coronavirus pandemic and to help businesses get ready to rebound as soon as we can.
Chan Building demolition is set for completion by the middle of the year.