The tender was released today for the construction of the $39.5 million Barneson Boulevard which is a project set to create jobs, assist in revitalising Darwin’s CBD and encourage private investment.
According to Paul Fletched, Federal Minister for Urban Infrastructure, the project will deliver a connection between Tiger Brennan Drive and the CBD while finalising the duplication of Tiger Brennan Drive between Dinah Beach Road and McMinn Street.
“The construction of the Barneson Boulevard and Tiger Brennan Drive Stage 3 project is expected to support approximately 80 jobs over the life of the project, and will also support further economic development in the Darwin CBD through improved road infrastructure.
“The new Barneson Boulevard is planning for Darwin’s future, with the link ultimately reducing pressure on other CBD roads and providing commuters with another option to enter and exit the CBD,” Mr Fletcher said.
According to Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics and Northern Territory Deputy Chief Minister Nicole Manison, all three tiers of government were working together to revitalise and provide an entry all Northern Territory residents can be proud of.
“Barneson Boulevard will provide an attractive and modern entry to the city that showcases Darwin's tropical appeal and further promotes its potential as Australia's northern capital and gateway to Asia,” Ms Manison said.
“Approximately 200 shade trees will be planted along Barneson Boulevard, creating a cool streetscape with excellent pedestrian and cyclist linkages into the CBD.”
The tender will open for a period of 10-weeks, closing in February 2018. Two industry briefings and a number of addendums will be held and released to confirm a number of design aspects. The Australian Government has committed $29.5 million to the Barneson Boulevard and Tiger Brennan Drive Stage 3 project. The Northern Territory Government and City of Darwin have each provided a further $5 million.
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