Birds Eye View of Barneson

Media Release


19 July 2017

Joint release with:

Nicole Manison

NT Deputy Chief Minister
NT Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics

Barneson Boulevard, a job-creating infrastructure project set to commence construction in Darwin's CBD this year, is now a visual reality with the release of flythrough vision and artists impressions of the project.

The $39.5 million project is being delivered in partnership with the Australian Government providing $29.5 million and both the Northern Territory Government and the City of Darwin Council each providing $5 million.

Funding from the Australian Government also includes the completion of the duplication of Tiger Brennan Drive from Dinah Beach Road to McMinn Street.

Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the new entrance had been in the planning for many years.

“Along with the completion of Tiger Brennan Drive, this project will improve traffic flow into the CBD and provide a landmark entry in the capital of the North,” Mr Chester said.

“Tenders for construction are set to go out in September, and I understand approximately 80 jobs will be created over the life of the project.”

Northern Territory Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics Nicole Manison said the project would create jobs in the short term, and opportunity in the long term.

“This is a job-creating infrastructure project that will give a boost to the Top End construction industry. And in the longer term, the opportunity for economic development and the opening up of this part of the city will have a positive impact on the CBD,” she said.

Darwin Lord Mayor Katrina Fong Lim said the flythrough vision would give the community a sense of the scale of the project, and the possibilities it creates.

“The vision of Barneson Boulevard shows the essential connections and linkages that this project will provide for an optimal city centre and it's fantastic to see a major concept identified in the CBD Master Plan come to life,” she said.

Detailed consultation with the community resulted in over 160 submissions, 21 one on one meetings, more than 300 people at pop up information booths and 80 people attending workshops.

Construction of Barneson Boulevard is expected to commence in November 2017, with construction complete by December 2018. The third and final stage of Tiger Brennan Drive duplication is expected to commence March 2019 with completion due in December 2019.

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