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Old April 2nd, 2007, 12:14 PM   #81
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I'm impressed, Darwin. But the original renders of the aprtamnet blocks seemed to be covered in wooden slats, like udner the eaves of the convention centre. What happened? Did that get abandoned?
Wooden slates are gone from the final design. Here's some interesting news though about that project. Although stage was was 80% sold to locals, the developers (Toga Group) have received permission from the Foreign Investment Review Tribunal (I think I have that name correct) to sell 50% of stages 2 and 3 to overseas investors.
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Old April 3rd, 2007, 02:08 AM   #82
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I think the dirt you're referring to is Perkins Shipping ship yard. I quite like the fact that this waterfront project is actually retaining its links to commercial shipping - you can see the new port facilities from the wharf, plus the tugboats, customs ships and pearling luggers are regularly moored at the wharf itself. Its saves the whole project from becoming too sterile.
Cheers DEEP NORTH. I love seeing the ships in Melbourne, a working waterfront is so cool. It makes the city look bigger than it is.
I cannot emphasis how impressed I am with Darwin. Methinks a holiday is calling (after Adelaide as Ive already booked.....)
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Old April 15th, 2007, 09:41 AM   #83
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Some recent images of the convention centre with the commencement of roof work.

First from the side (not a very good shot, sorry)



A close up of the front



Last one from the escarpement above, with the port of Darwin in the background

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Old April 16th, 2007, 05:42 AM   #84
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Really moving ahead now some more pics





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Old April 17th, 2007, 01:17 AM   #85
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good pics, lookin' good.
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Old April 17th, 2007, 03:30 AM   #86
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Old April 17th, 2007, 12:08 PM   #87
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great pics deep north!!

i dont think thats very funny hayds.
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Old April 17th, 2007, 05:51 PM   #88
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great pix.
nachaos-the skyline pic was posted a few weeks back (post 68)
.lets hope they update it monthly so we can also watch Pandanas and Evolution rise in background.
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Old April 19th, 2007, 04:03 AM   #89
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Darwin's going to look so much better once this is finished.

right now i'm imagining standing at the front window of the convention center, looking out to sea... just perfect.
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Old April 19th, 2007, 11:21 AM   #90
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This is a HOT development Darwin.
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Old April 19th, 2007, 09:12 PM   #91
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Have a feeling the convention centre is going to be pretty good (as far as convention centres go). Hopefully such projects will assist Darwin to become more of a player in/around Asia.
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Have a feeling the convention centre is going to be pretty good (as far as convention centres go). Hopefully such projects will assist Darwin to become more of a player in/around Asia.
three cheers to that. i would love to see Darwin become Australia's gateway city to Asia. Are Tiger Airlines still going to have their HQ there? that can only help things.
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Realistically, Tiger won't put its headquarters in Darwin. The airport and the city are just too small and too remote from the major cities for that. But they do plan to hub their flights to Asia through Darwin, which will be almost as good - maybe even better if it gets more tourists or investors travelling through the city.
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 10:24 AM   #94
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Realistically, Tiger won't put its headquarters in Darwin. The airport and the city are just too small and too remote from the major cities for that. But they do plan to hub their flights to Asia through Darwin, which will be almost as good - maybe even better if it gets more tourists or investors travelling through the city.
i thought they announced last week they were going to base in darwin?
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 11:06 AM   #95
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Tiger Airways' Australian operation has been incorporated in the NT, but that was just for convenience because they fly in here from Singapore. The location for their HQ still hasn't been determined (unless I've missed something, which I doubt because that would be HUGE news for Darwin). Most of the smart money is on Melbourne or Brisbane for Tiger's Australian HQ.
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 02:42 PM   #96
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Cute renders of & a little blurb on The Convention Centre from the web...

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"Opening in mid 2008, the Darwin Convention Centre is the centerpiece of the $1.1 billion Darwin Waterfront project. With seating for up to 1500 delegates and 4000 square metres of exhibition space, the centre will bring international conferences truly within the reach of the local market."
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Old April 24th, 2007, 06:56 AM   #98
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Old April 25th, 2007, 02:06 PM   #99
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reminds me of something i would see in new zealand... got a bit of islander/mauri influence ya?
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Old April 27th, 2007, 02:48 AM   #100
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i think it was designed to look like the huge sea clams found in the waters nearby.
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