The Garramilla Boulevard and Tiger Brennan Drive Stage 3 project is an iconic new entry into the City of Darwin that will provide for the future growth of our capital city.

This new entry point Garramilla Boulevard, will help unlock the potential of the city’s eastern end. Connecting traffic directly from Tiger Brennan Drive to Cavenagh Street to more evenly distribute traffic through the CBD, Garramilla Boulevard will introduce more trees and bike lanes.

Frog Hollow will remain and the road will arrive at the planned CDU campus in the heart of the city centre.

What We Are Doing

The project is an initiative of all three levels of government, with the Australian Government providing $29.53 million and the City of Darwin contributing $5 million. The Territory Government has committed $10.8 million to the project.

During consultation, the community requested additional landscaping, enhancements of the amenity aspects for the new entry and preservation and activation of the heritage listed Frog Hollow Park. The NT Government has provided additional funding to ensure the Boulevard will have a tropical, urban feel and will support further economic development in the Darwin CBD, including enhancing public spaces.

The new Garramilla Boulevard link and the final stage of duplication of Tiger Brennan Drive will support approximately 80 jobs through the construction phase and support better distribution of traffic into the Darwin CBD.

map of the planned works (322.5 kb) is now available for download.

The Garramilla Boulevard link will reduce commuting times by bringing traffic to the centre of the CBD, and dispersing traffic more equally throughout the CBD. It will also create a better link for cyclists, add to the CBD’s green footprint with a shaded boulevard, and open up the city's eastern fringe to activation.

Key Features

Creating and growing a shaded boulevard is essential to this project and will create a cool streetscape with excellent pedestrian and cyclist linkages into the CBD.

There will be approximately 200 shade trees planted along the new Garramilla Boulevard. The heritage value of Frog Hollow Park will be preserved.

Enhancements to public spaces adjacent to the park as well as improved access will open up the space to be enjoyed by many more Territorians and visitors.

Timeline

May 2018 – contract awarded to Territoria Civil

June 2018 – construction starts on Garramilla Boulevard

2020 – construction expected to be complete