Construction Contract Awarded For New Darwin Hotel

Construction Contract Awarded For New Darwin Hotel

Northern Territory Minister for Trade Business and Innovation Nicole Manison

Major Progress For $200 Million Luxury Darwin Hotel

Victor P Taffa

Locally based McMahon Services Australia NT has won the first contract for the construction of the new Westin Darwin hotel.

“Territory Government’s top priority is to create local jobs and this $200 Million project will do that, creating more than 500 construction jobs and around 150 ongoing positions.” Minister for Trade Business and Innovation Manison said.

“Location of the Westin Darwin Hotel overlooking the Harbor and adjoining the CBD will bring a new class of luxury that the Territory has not previously had. It will be a drawcard for high-end business people and tourists and give Darwin a significant edge in the lucrative conference market.”

McMahon was selected through a commercial tender process undertaken by Landbridge in partnership with the Industry Capability Network NT (ICN NT).

McMahon will be working in conjunction with its sister company Intract. Intract is an indigenous owned civil construction company which employs 56 people full time with a 92% Indigenous employment rate. Northern Territory office boasts a full-time workforce of 95% indigenous employment.

“We have committed to delivering significant local benefit through this project and are pleased to have awarded the first contract to a locally based business employing Territorians.” Landbridge Infrastructure Group Australia Mike Hughes said.

Intract also provides a considerable contribution to the Indigenous workforce, and as part of this project, McMahon sees an opportunity for on-the-job training of both skilled and entry-level Indigenous employees. 

This Stage 1 of works includes the design and construction of the Sea Wall and foreshore access footpath, installation of precast concrete units to the wall, diversions and relocation of services and the construction of a new headwall and associated drainage. There is also some minor road widening to Anchorage Court.

“McMahon Services Australia NT is a strong advocate for local industry participation, a commitment which we intend to stand by through this project.” McMahon Services Australia NT Mick Laidler said.

Design and initial preparation works will be carried out in January, with a start on site of construction works anticipated in February. Completion of this package of work is scheduled for later in 2019.

Northern Territory Government has committed $17 Million towards public infrastructure associated with the project including the development of a Skywalk connecting the waterfront into the CBD.

 

Abbreviations:

NT                   Northern Territory