Darwin City Deal

The Darwin City Deal is a 10 year plan that will position Darwin as a vibrant and liveable tropical city. The Australian and Northern Territory governments, the City of Darwin and Charles Darwin University will work together to grow Darwin’s population, boost tourism, create a more vibrant city centre and support increased investment and business growth.

Our vision is for Darwin to be a thriving, vibrant, cool capital city, a trading hub of the north, and a destination to visit and a place to call home.

The City Deal involves all three levels of government working with the local community to build on Darwin's strengths, and make it an even better city in which to work, study and live.

Key initiatives included in the City Deal include:

  • A new education and civic precinct, with a new Charles Darwin University city campus that will attract more international students and bring vibrancy to the CBD
  • Redeveloping State Square to create a cooler, greener precinct that will provide more space for outdoor events and festivals, replacing heat-generating carparks
  • An Urban Living Lab that will research and develop tropical heat mitigation measures and climate-appropriate design, in conjunction with the community
  • Preserving and promoting Larrakia culture through a Larrakia Host program and facilitating a Larrakia Cultural Centre

City Deal partners will jointly prepare an Implementation Plan by early 2019, setting out key milestones for projects, timeframes and who is responsible.

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