Barneson Boulevard Construction Update

25 June 2018

Barneson Boulevard Construction Update

Construction has commenced on Barneson Boulevard, a new road into the heart of Darwin CBD.

The Australian and Northern Territory Governments in partnership with City of Darwin are delivering this new link to provide a third option into the CBD for commuters and better distribute traffic on CBD Streets.

Barneson Boulevard will have a tropical, urban feel and will support further economic development and activation in the Darwin CBD, including enhancing public spaces.

From Monday 25 June the removal of 50 trees will take place as part of the project.

Greening is fundamental to the Barneson Boulevard project with $7 million set aside in the budget for landscaping including a portion of funds for public art. Approximately 200 new shade trees will be planted along the new road, with 85% of the area transformed into active green space, including an outdoor amphitheatre, seating and shade structures.

Three significant native trees have also been identified by an arborist as being able to be successfully relocated. A large Milk Wood, a Small Ficus and a Tamarind Tree will be relocated to the Darwin Waterfront precinct.

NT Parks wildlife rangers will be working with our contractor during the tree felling works to ensure the fauna in the area is appropriately identified and relocated.

The site of works will soon be fenced off and parking in the area will be impacted during the tree removal and felling operation, which will continue for approximately three days.

Construction of Barneson Boulevard is expected to be complete by mid-2020 and upon completion 85% of the current green space will remain.

Throughout construction the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics will be issuing electronic construction updates.

To be included in the distribution list, provide your email address to communications.dipl@nt.gov.au

Should you have any queries or concerns about the project at any stage, please email transport.planning@nt.gov.au or call 08 8924 7118.

 

Find out more about this project here

Publish Date: 
Monday, June 25, 2018 - 15:00
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