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Old September 29th, 2013, 07:01 AM   #1
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DARWIN - #Scrapped: Asti Motel Redevelopment - 13st / 41m

Corner of Packard Place and Smith Street Larrakeyah.

Major extensions and refurbishment of the tired and very old Asti Motel.

To include additional 7 and 13 story buildings.





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Old September 30th, 2013, 01:19 PM   #2
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I really like the design for this! Screams tropical for me, perfect for Darwin!
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Old October 2nd, 2013, 09:27 AM   #3
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Darwin is really booming at the moment.
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Old December 23rd, 2013, 04:49 AM   #4
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this is going now.

they have finished demolishing at least one of the blocks.
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Old December 23rd, 2013, 02:03 PM   #5
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Good riddance by the sounds of it. The reviews of the Asti Motel on TripAdvisor are pretty horrifying. Multiple people who had to purchase air-freshener because of the stench of their room, seedy, apathetic staff, bedbugs, mouldy fridges. Several well travelled people described it as the worst hotel they've ever stayed in, and apparently it doubles as a temporary immigration detention centre.
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Old December 23rd, 2013, 02:12 PM   #6
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Good riddance by the sounds of it. The reviews of the Asti Motel on TripAdvisor are pretty horrifying. Multiple people who had to purchase air-freshener because of the stench of their room, seedy, apathetic staff, bedbugs, mouldy fridges. Several well travelled people described it as the worst hotel they've ever stayed in, and apparently it doubles as a temporary immigration detention centre.
it did work as a very soft detention centre for a couple of years. then when that moved on it's being empty for at least a year now. probably 4 or 5 years since it was actually a motel/hotel.

it wasn't good though.
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Old March 28th, 2014, 01:28 AM   #7
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A planning notice has been lodged to vary the original proposal by adding another floor above ground level from 12 to 13.

Also the height of the taller building is 41 metres.


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Old March 29th, 2014, 03:05 AM   #8
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Looks like they've added a little more glass as well, which is great to see!
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Old July 20th, 2014, 11:40 AM   #9
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They are not mucking around with this development. This picture from NEARMAP shows ground works well underway.

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Old May 19th, 2015, 02:15 PM   #10
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New DA up for this one. The tallest building is still the same height, although it has scored some solar panels. The middle building has gained one more level pushing it up to 8 now.

The largest change however is that the L shaped building will now be demolished to make way for a 6 floor building up against the tallest tower.

There is also a fair bit less glass in this redesign as well which is sad to see as it was originally a decent looking development. Not so much anymore.

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Old May 20th, 2015, 12:51 AM   #11
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I see what you mean - yuk - the term 'institutional' springs to mind...pity as it is a substantial site.
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Old May 20th, 2015, 11:15 AM   #12
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Interesting, I wonder why they only now have decided to demolish the L shape building and replace it with a 6 story.

Perhaps the owner originally was going to keep it, but has since realised it needs extensive works? and it wasn't worth it?
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Hi Holy Frog, hope you are well.

Are you still in Darwin?

Do you know if this is still under construction or has it stalled or is has it been completed?

I can't find anything on the internet other than the original DA and the news that it had been demolished to the ground already.

I got a message sent to me directly sometime over the past 24 hours.

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what is the current status of this?
Also found these old videos. I am not sure what the purpose of the videos were for...




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Do you know if this is still under construction or has it stalled or is has it been completed?

I can't find anything on the internet other than the original DA and the news that it had been demolished to the ground already.

I got a message sent to me directly sometime over the past 24 hours.
I also got a PM from Tupac96, but without a link, just the sentence "Do you know the current status of this?". Strange. But, if you look at historical imagery on Google Earth, you can see that the L shaped building was demolished around October 2015, but the project seems like it has since been adandoned, just left as a hole in the ground. (As of August 2016). Although a hole in the ground still sounds like an improvement on the Asti Motel! Here is a recent aerial from Google Earth:

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