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Old May 15th, 2008, 10:28 AM   #21
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i'm guessing development on that mass of land will be lowrise then, i doubt they'd go for anything tall considering the current climate. it does seem like a real opportunity to extend the cbd but it probably isn't really necessary as there's lots of opportunity still available in the current grid.
Still lots of opportunities in the CBD such as the old Woolworths site, which is in a prime location being smack bang in the heart of the city centre and many others..

Wouldnt be surprised if the Housing trust apartments on Mitchell Street (opposite the Chinatown project) gets demolished eventually and the land sold off to developers considering its another prime location and the apartments have a very bad reputation for crime.
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Old May 16th, 2008, 12:06 AM   #22
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Wouldnt be surprised if the Housing trust apartments on Mitchell Street (opposite the Chinatown project) gets demolished eventually and the land sold off to developers considering its another prime location and the apartments have a very bad reputation for crime.
I'd be very surprised since the apartments to which you refer are all privately owned strata title units and have been for many years. There was once a redevelopment proposal but a number of the unit owners did not wish to proceed. That's one of the problems with strata title units: Unless all owners agree, the existing cannot be redeveloped.

However, a new developer might come along with a good proposal that is under the 36m height limit and maybe all the owners might agree to redevelop.
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Old May 16th, 2008, 11:17 AM   #23
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great stuff. Its RL111m - 25m @ ground= 86m above grd.
so are you saying this isnt approved now?
An excerpt from the recent council meeting says "The proposed building height for the west tower at 111 metres AHD exceeds the height restrictions in the Northern Territory Planning Scheme by 21 metres".

This will lift height to 90m to top of pergola.

This is certainly another exciting major development for Darwin.
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Old May 18th, 2008, 01:22 PM   #24
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ive included pergola in 86m height. without pergola is 80m.
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Old June 9th, 2008, 03:04 PM   #25
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GOOGLE EARTH - fly through.



Will update construction next month.
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Old June 10th, 2008, 01:14 AM   #26
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This city certainly seems to be heading upward all of a sudden. Good!
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Old June 10th, 2008, 02:24 AM   #27
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very cool
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Old June 30th, 2008, 04:38 AM   #28
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any updates?
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Old June 30th, 2008, 10:03 AM   #29
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any updates?
Plenty of updates from 15th July. Will be in Darwin for a week.
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Old July 9th, 2008, 12:50 AM   #30
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China Town

...I walked past the site and there's a 2-storey hole in the ground! It's huge. There's a solid site fence around the site so you can only get glimpses of what's going on at the front gates. Looks like they're still digging...
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Sounds like nothing has changed since I was there, this is probably going to be another slow development.

P.S You can get a awesome view of this from the Chinatown carpark on Smith St.
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Old July 10th, 2008, 03:34 AM   #32
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Sounds like nothing has changed since I was there, this is probably going to be another slow development.
As I said in post #9 the parking issue has not been resolved and has yet to be reassessed by Council.
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Old July 10th, 2008, 04:25 AM   #33
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Looking up can you get some photos? Ill personally send you a digital camera if you dont have one.
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Old July 10th, 2008, 04:47 AM   #34
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Looking up can you get some photos? Ill personally send you a digital camera if you dont have one.
No need to SEanll, I'll be in Darwin on Tuesday for a week with camera in hand. Will be posting a bevy of development updates.
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Old July 15th, 2008, 03:17 PM   #35
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Well this is the update I promised and as I have said in my earlier posts this one has stalled due to a major shortfall in carparking provisions.

I'm sure it will be resolved, however at the moment we have a big hole in the ground and no activity.... on a Tuesday afternoon!



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cool, thanks for updates. the old carparking cuffufel.always stuffs everything.
thats a big hole for darwin.
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cool, thanks for updates. the old carparking cuffufel.always stuffs everything.
thats a big hole for darwin.
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Car parking regulations are ridiculous in Darwin requiring:

- 2 car spaces per residential unit (irrespective of whether the unit is 3-bedrooms or a studio);

- 3 car spaces per 100sqm of commercial space; so if you wanted to build a relatively small office building of 5,000sqm you would also need to provide 150 car spaces!
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Car parking regulations are ridiculous in Darwin requiring:

- 2 car spaces per residential unit (irrespective of whether the unit is 3-bedrooms or a studio);

- 3 car spaces per 100sqm of commercial space; so if you wanted to build a relatively small office building of 5,000sqm you would also need to provide 150 car spaces!
Very true but I believe the developers, who were involved with the current Chinatown Carpark at the back of this site, assumed they would be able to secure a portion of this facility for their twin tower project. Needless to say, the Council has said "NO WAY".

Perhaps they failed to flag this requirement when they built the carpark!
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Old August 3rd, 2008, 01:27 PM   #39
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On my recent visit to Darwin, this picture was taken from the newly completed Crocosaurus Cove attraction in Mitchell Street.



Still some serious parking shortfalls to contend with before final approval.

The Chinatown carpark in purple is at the centre of a dispute over carparking requirements for the proposed twin tower development.
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any action?
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