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Old February 16th, 2012, 02:01 PM   #601
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This controversial project in Manton Street is underway and will probably be ready by Xmas.

Another bit of density being added amongst the 'Super Talls' of Evolution and Pandanus.


Not Manton Street... It's the 'Zest' appartments on Gardiner Street, directly opposite the main entry to the Evolution tower.
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Not Manton Street... It's the 'Zest' appartments on Gardiner Street, directly opposite the main entry to the Evolution tower.
I have been waiting a long time for someone to pick up that deliberate mistake!! LOL
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Old March 3rd, 2012, 08:30 AM   #603
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Darwin to get Denser along the main transportation corridors & activity centres.


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ALYSSA BETTS | March 2nd, 2012

Unit blocks would be built along Darwin's main roads under an NT Government plan to cope with the city's projected population growth

THE Government estimates Greater Darwin's population will swell by 70,000 people in the next 15 years - and half of those need to be housed in your backyard.

Development would be ramped up in already-established suburbs, with unit blocks along main transport corridors and "activity centres".

Chief Minister Paul Henderson explained where an extra 35,000 could be fitted into existing neighbourhoods.

"There are opportunities around main transport corridors to go up higher, for example - so, alongside Trower Rd," he said.

"Looking at roads like Bradshaw Tce and how that could be accommodating a mix of commercial, retail as well as residential accommodation - it makes sense to look at areas like Casuarina, to look at areas like Parap."

Large-scale infill possibilities include Berrimah Farm, Berrimah Prison, and old public housing sites such as Kurringal Flats.

Infill would be made easier by "fast-tracking" government approvals for medium-density housing.

The other 35,000 people would be housed in yet-to-be-developed sites, such as Weddell.

The proposals - while light on finer details - are part of the Greater Darwin Plan that the Government released for public comment yesterday, after a year of consultation.

The Government can't say when the changes will be made to the NT planning scheme - just that the Planning Minister will review submissions from the 28-day comment period and make a final decision.

The infill idea is likely to spark much debate.

The plan to allow a second dwelling to be built on blocks bigger than 1000sq m have some hoping for relief from harsh housing prices, while others fear a loss of Darwin's lifestyle.

Darwin Lord Mayor Graeme Sawyer has long argued for "strategic infill" - unit blocks up to four storeys on main transport corridors.


"The Weddell concept is way too early, if it ever happens," he said. "The massive infrastructure for that can be avoided if we do a sensible infill strategy."

Opposition Leader Terry Mills slammed the Government's plan as a basic counterfeit of the CLP's plan.

But he stopped short of proposing Darwin suburbs be made more dense.

"There needs to be some higher level strategic thinking - we will commit to serious planning and we'll make sure the Territory community is involved."
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So why did Hendo veto a bigger unit development on the corner of Gsell st and Vanderlin Drv? the total hypocrisy is breathtaking.
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Last edited by Skyline Art; April 1st, 2012 at 10:31 AM. Reason: Realised it was April Fools joke... see the Stupid News Story Thread for original post by Leviathian & follow up by me.
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Old April 1st, 2012, 10:21 AM   #606
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New life awaits living in the lanes


NT NEWS | April 1st, 2012


An artists impression of the proposal

HOUSES in laneways have been annexed to the Greater Darwin Plan - before the NT Government public consultation has finished.

The plan would end the scourge of anti-social behaviour in suburban laneways and create affordable housing, Planning Minister Gerry McCarthy said.

The "suburban laneway infill" plan would allow planning for two three-metre wide bedsit-style houses with space for a small car at each end of the laneway.

The lane units would have a living/kitchen area directly inside the front door, followed by a "compact outdoor living space", a bathroom and two bedrooms.

There would be a garden at the back, shared with the other lane-dweller.

"It would be like living on your very own railway carriage - and everyone knows I loved trains as a kid," Mr McCarthy said.

"And it would not be much different from living in a terraced house in any other city. Local builders could sell pre-fabricated units that could be craned into the laneways," he said.

"It's all part of the great Territory lifestyle."

Darwin City Council - which governs the laneways - has been contacted for comment.

The consultation period ends on Friday, April 13.

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either the most ingenious idea ever or the most idiotic, what's your ideas?

Lol, i just clicked on the link for more information and got:

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YOU didn't think this was a serious news story, did you?

It's April 1, so we thought we'd have a bit of fun.

Did you get sucked in? Tell us

We are sure our readers have a sense of humour - well, most of them.
Regardless of the idea it could work out alright in short streets where lanes aren't that long nor too short.
I wonder if they are actually thinking of this? I wouldn't be surprise if this actually happens in some cases. It would work regardless of it being a joke.

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Old April 3rd, 2012, 12:55 AM   #607
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Has darwin good public transportation?
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Old May 10th, 2012, 03:21 PM   #608
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Has darwin good public transportation?
No. It doesn't have the population densities necessary for cost effective public transport and its population is generally opposed to densification. It doesn't help that RAAF Base Darwin takes a 16 square kilometre chunk out of the middle thereby forcing denser areas apart from each other. A lot of the people that use the bus are smelly, had a bit too much drink and agressive; dissuading many others from using the service. The car is King. A trip from the Darwin CBD to the main suburban shopping centre (Casuarina) is 14km and a trip to Palmerston is 20km (each one-way).
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University's hotel school thinks big
NIGEL ADLAM | May 10th, 2012


An artist's impression of the new Charles Darwin University business school

DARWIN'S new business school is to become a regional international hospitality hub and eventually have more than 1000 students.

The Charles Darwin University-run school will be in a four-storey building at the Waterfront after an agreement with Toga, which owns a string of hotels.

It is expected to soon receive backing from a major national hospitality training company.

University vice-chancellor Barney Glover, who has already initiated an oil and gas training centre and a Chinese language school, said: "This will help put Darwin on the map and diversify the Northern Territory economy."

He said Territory hotels and restaurants were "crying out" for qualified staff.

The business school will eventually cover courses from certificate III to PhD.

Students will train in everything from baristas to chefs, from reception workers to hotel managers.

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Houston goal no problem for NT
NIGEL ADLAM | May 10th, 2012


Do you think Darwin could be the next Houston?


THE leader of one of Australia Big Four banks has called for Darwin to be turned into the Houston of Australia.

ANZ boss Mike Smith said the city should become a service base for the offshore oil and gas industry.

A similar call was made by BHP Billiton head Jac Nasser in January.

FULL STORY in today's print edition of the NT News.
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I'll post the full story when it comes online later today or on the weekend.
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Old June 6th, 2012, 04:30 AM   #611
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not sure if this has been posted before, but it looks like Palmerston CBD in Darwin will get some midrises as part of their 2015 master plan.


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The City of Palmerston Council, in partnership with Elton Consulting, is delivering leading urban planning outcomes in the Northern Territory with a master plan to guide development in a strategic city centre over the next 15 years.

Located 21 kilometres southeast of Darwin – close the two major industrial areas of Darwin Pinelands and Yarrawonga – Palmerston is one of the fastest growing cities in the Northern Territory.

The City of Palmerston Council engaged Elton Consulting to lead an expert team of architects, urban designers, traffic consultants and statutory planners to develop a master plan for the city centre.

Elton Consulting has a render on their page for Palmerston....


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Old June 7th, 2012, 12:07 PM   #612
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Its a giant suburban sprawl with 30-40k people. Im glad they are going up. There is currently a single 8 storey only. I think rooms with a view here could go for quite a lot, considering the upgrades to transport and the view of Darwin could be beautiful.

Still no monorail from Palmerston to Darwin though
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No monorail but light rail has been included in this media statement:

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Greater Darwin planning for future commuter light rail

Chief Minister Paul Henderson today inspected Darwin’s future light rail corridors as part of the Territory Government’s plan to gear up for growth.


The Chief Minister said light rail is a long term public transport option highlighted in the Greater Darwin Plan.

“Darwin is set to grow by up to 70 000 extra people over the next 15 years and we’re planning now to ensure we can accommodate this extra population growth with a world-class public transport network,” Mr Henderson said.

“As well as providing new housing at Palmerston east and the future city of Weddell, we’re planning for future construction at rapid transit corridors along key routes when required.

“It is a key part of our Territory 2030 goal to reduce private motor vehicle reliance and increase the use of public and active transport to improve the sustainability of the Darwin region.”

Mr Henderson said until Darwin’s population reaches a point where light rail is commercially viable the Territory Government will continue to invest in current bus services.

“To support the Territory as we gear up for growth we’ve invested in new express services to get people to and from work quicker,” Mr Henderson said.

“As part of our Territory 2030 commitment we’ve invested $2.7 million in new Park and Ride facilities at Coolalinga and Humpty Doo to make it easy for people to park the car and jump on a bus to work.

“Along with our network of cycleways our new Park and Ride facilities help give people transport options to get to work whether it be by car, bus, or bike.

“We will continue our commitment to make travel free for students, seniors and carers and continue to put on more free busses during major events.”

Projected increases in public transport patronage in the Greater Darwin Region indicate the number of passengers required to support rapid transit will be viable in the long term. The Territory Government has identified two corridors – located adjacent to the Stuart Highway and Tiger Brennan Drive – set for light rail construction when required.

Population forecasts show a light rail service will become viable when greater Darwin’s population reaches more than 255,000 people.
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MORE NEWS STORIES for 2012 including a new road to service the new city of Weddel, with new traffic lights etc to go in....

Also on May 29, 2012

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2,700 apartments for Territorians ready for construction


More than 2,700 units have received planning approval by the Territory Government to create more private housing for Territorians.


Chief Minister Henderson said major construction has started at a new residential high rise in Darwin CBD that will provide more than 150 apartments for Territorians, as one of 23 large residential developments approved by the Development Consent Authority.

“The Northern Territory Government is doing all it can to fast-track planning approvals to create more housing for Territorians as the Territory grows,” Henderson said.


“There are in total 2,700 new units ready to go with planning approval and are awaiting construction – we would like banks to ease their post-GFC lending restrictions for developers so construction can begin on these new units for Territorians.

“We are committed to supporting the private sector to deliver new homes to create more housing options and have the most streamlined planning approvals in the country.”

Chief Minister Henderson said there are 2,700 units, apartments and townhouses either under construction or have development approval, including:

1200 in the CBD
700 in the inner suburbs
400 in the Northern suburbs
400 in Palmerston

“Already this year in the CBD we have seen the completion of 38 units at Oasis on Woods, 120 units at C2 on the Esplanade, and Soho will deliver an extra 150 city apartments,” Henderson said.

“We will continue to support Territory families with private sector building approvals, record land releases, and the most generous range of homebuyer subsidies and concessions in Australia.

“We are continuing to do our part to approve these large scale developments and release more land, and now it’s time for the major banks to step up and help build the Territory’s future to accommodate our healthy, growing population.

“This is part of our Territory 2030 strategy to help provide a balanced housing market.

“Under our Invest NT strategy, the Territory Government has taken the initiative to bring key investors and banking decision makers to the Territory to showcase our major project pipeline and huge economic growth in an effort to increase lending to residential developments.

“We’ll continue to promote the unique opportunities and housing demand in the Territory in an effort to increase the flow of finance to support housing developments.”

For more information on Invest NT visit www.investnt.com.au
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Old June 20th, 2012, 02:27 AM   #614
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KUBE

the inner-city address with 28 two-bedroom and 42 three-bedroom apartments spread over eight levels.











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http://www.realestate.com.au/propert...rwin-110798411
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Old June 22nd, 2012, 05:20 PM   #616
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looks good.. modern and trendy.

A 100 meter long 14m tall, 6 lane water slide is having their opening day Saturday June 23rd.(This weekend)


Palmerston Water Park FAMILY FUN DAY

Six-lane racer waterslide, wading pool and wet play areas at the Palmerston Water Park.

(only part of it is shown in above photo.)
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I heard a Target Country will be going in on the old woolies in the city.

boooo what a waste of a prime site.
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I heard a Target Country will be going in on the old woolies in the city.

boooo what a waste of a prime site.
no, they will be on the corner of CAVENAGH and Knuckey directly across from attitude for men in the old Wise employment office.
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The old woolies site has been painted over. Dunno who paidthough: was it NT gov job, DCC, or the owners?
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What colour?, does it look slightly better now?
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