August 2014
Brendan Dowd
Chief Executive Officer
City of Darwin
Darwin’s Master Plan
and Future
20 August 2014
• The Darwin City Centre Master Plan is about people
• Ensuring Darwin is more liveable as the City grows
• It is a shared...
• A series of public workshops held over six months
• 120 stakeholder meetings and workshops
• Technical master planning w...
Commonwealth Government
Project Control GroupCity of Darwin Officers DLPE and DoT
Project Director Admin and support
Consu...
What Area does the Darwin City Centre
Master Plan cover?
• The project measured and mapped how the Darwin city
centre performs today
• From this an Urban Performance Model was cre...
Urban Performance Model
Building attraction Active frontages
500m500m500m500m500m500m500m500m500m000000000 250250250250250250250250250
DarwinDarwi...
Darwin is Australia’s Northern Gateway capital city and its city
centre is the primary urban place in Darwin.
It is a grea...
1. Base the future on the past
2. Link the green and blue networks
3. Make new connections and links
4. Make a resource-ef...
More than 70 concepts make up the Darwin City Centre
Master Plan
• 24 Short term projects – 1 to 5 years
• 41 Medium term ...
The blueprint for 20 year growth
Darwin in 20 years
Darwin in 20 years
Darwin in 20 years
Darwin in 20 years
• The Darwin City Centre Master Plan presents the vision
• The NT Planning Commissioner has included the Darwin
City Centr...
Fly-through: Darwin of the future
Developing Northern Australia
• Darwin as Australia’s front door to Asia is not a cliché
 the proof is in its history and...
• Darwin - the fastest growing capital city after Perth and has the
lowest population density
• Northern Territory's Gross...
Thank you
Brendan Dowd
Chief Executive Officer
City of Darwin
Phone: 08 8930 0505
Email: b.dowd.@darwin.nt.gov.au
Web: dar...
Brendan Dowd - City of Darwin - Darwin CBD Master Plan & future development opportunities for the City of Darwin
Brendan Dowd - City of Darwin - Darwin CBD Master Plan & future development opportunities for the City of Darwin
Brendan Dowd - City of Darwin - Darwin CBD Master Plan & future development opportunities for the City of Darwin
Brendan Dowd - City of Darwin - Darwin CBD Master Plan & future development opportunities for the City of Darwin
Brendan Dowd - City of Darwin - Darwin CBD Master Plan & future development opportunities for the City of Darwin
Brendan Dowd - City of Darwin - Darwin CBD Master Plan & future development opportunities for the City of Darwin
Brendan Dowd - City of Darwin - Darwin CBD Master Plan & future development opportunities for the City of Darwin
Brendan Dowd - City of Darwin - Darwin CBD Master Plan & future development opportunities for the City of Darwin
Brendan Dowd - City of Darwin - Darwin CBD Master Plan & future development opportunities for the City of Darwin
Brendan Dowd - City of Darwin - Darwin CBD Master Plan & future development opportunities for the City of Darwin
Brendan Dowd - City of Darwin - Darwin CBD Master Plan & future development opportunities for the City of Darwin
Brendan Dowd - City of Darwin - Darwin CBD Master Plan & future development opportunities for the City of Darwin
Brendan Dowd - City of Darwin - Darwin CBD Master Plan & future development opportunities for the City of Darwin
Brendan Dowd - City of Darwin - Darwin CBD Master Plan & future development opportunities for the City of Darwin
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Brendan Dowd delivered the presentation at the 2014 Building the Territory Conference.

The inaugural Building the Territory Conference 2014 is an opportunity to meet with the project owners and leaders, to hear about the new opportunities and developments for the built environment in the Territory.

For more information about the event, please visit: http://bit.ly/BuildingtheNT2014

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Brendan Dowd - City of Darwin - Darwin CBD Master Plan & future development opportunities for the City of Darwin

  1. 1. August 2014 Brendan Dowd Chief Executive Officer City of Darwin
  2. 2. Darwin’s Master Plan and Future 20 August 2014
  3. 3. • The Darwin City Centre Master Plan is about people • Ensuring Darwin is more liveable as the City grows • It is a shared vision, a blueprint for Darwin city centre’s development over the next 20 years • A set of eight design rationales which express the context of ‘why’ • A set of Guidelines to determine ‘how’ we grow • A set of more than 70 concepts to demonstrate ‘what’ infrastructure we need What is our Master Plan?
  4. 4. • A series of public workshops held over six months • 120 stakeholder meetings and workshops • Technical master planning workshops • Comprehensive evidence based research into how the city functions and testing options using an Urban Value Model • Evaluation of the Draft Master Plan by stakeholders • Draft under finalisation by the City of Darwin and NT Government Maximising local ownership of the Master Plan
  5. 5. Commonwealth Government Project Control GroupCity of Darwin Officers DLPE and DoT Project Director Admin and support Consultative Process Community, traders, Property Council, Chamber of Commerce, UDIA, residents, etc. Communications Strategy Northern Australia Capital City Committee Council NT Government NT Planning Commission Who was involved?
  6. 6. What Area does the Darwin City Centre Master Plan cover?
  7. 7. • The project measured and mapped how the Darwin city centre performs today • From this an Urban Performance Model was created • This was the most comprehensive study of its kind in Darwin Evidence based research
  8. 8. Urban Performance Model
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  10. 10. Darwin is Australia’s Northern Gateway capital city and its city centre is the primary urban place in Darwin. It is a great place to live, work, play and shop and is the priority setting for office-based employment. It is an exciting, engaging and inclusive place. Darwin city centre clearly expresses the relaxed tropical lifestyle of Darwin. The Vision
  11. 11. 1. Base the future on the past 2. Link the green and blue networks 3. Make new connections and links 4. Make a resource-efficient walkable city 5. Cool the city 6. Integrate parking, shopping and moving around 7. Plan for a smart, cultural city 8. Clarify the urban structure – centres, precincts and neighbourhoods Eight Design Rationales
  12. 12. More than 70 concepts make up the Darwin City Centre Master Plan • 24 Short term projects – 1 to 5 years • 41 Medium term projects – 3 to 10 years • 7 Long term projects – More than 10 years The projects
  13. 13. The blueprint for 20 year growth
  14. 14. Darwin in 20 years
  15. 15. Darwin in 20 years
  16. 16. Darwin in 20 years
  17. 17. Darwin in 20 years
  18. 18. • The Darwin City Centre Master Plan presents the vision • The NT Planning Commissioner has included the Darwin City Centre Master Plan in the Draft Darwin Regional Land Use Plan 2014 • The NT Government has committed $6 million for two projects in its 2014/15 budget • The City of Darwin has committed $3 million in its 2014/15 budget What does this mean today?
  19. 19. Fly-through: Darwin of the future
  20. 20. Developing Northern Australia • Darwin as Australia’s front door to Asia is not a cliché  the proof is in its history and current business, investment and diplomatic relationships • Darwin is the only capital city north of the Tropic of Capricorn • Capital cities – generate 80% of Australia’s GDP and home to 75% of our workforce Future development opportunities
  21. 21. • Darwin - the fastest growing capital city after Perth and has the lowest population density • Northern Territory's Gross State Product - experienced the highest growth of all jurisdictions • Darwin - the infrastructure and services of a competitive modern city Developing Northern Australia Further expenditure in port + related road + rail networks = growth
  22. 22. Thank you Brendan Dowd Chief Executive Officer City of Darwin Phone: 08 8930 0505 Email: b.dowd.@darwin.nt.gov.au Web: darwin.nt.gov.au

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