Thursday, February 29, 2024

Darwin council awards design tender for beach masterplan

City of Darwin Council has awarded the detailed design tender for Stage One deliverables of the Bundilla Beach Masterplan to leading provider of consulting and engineering services, RPS.

RPS’ detailed design scope for the Stage One deliverables includes revitalisation of the Bundilla Beach waterfront and parkland area, updated connections to the beach edge, as well as a new dog park, public toilets, recreational facilities and the installation of new lighting and CCTV.

Lord Mayor, Kon Vatskalis said he was looking forward to seeing the masterplan come to life.

“The Bundilla Beach Masterplan project was launched with the intention to activate and transform the amenity of the area for locals and visitors,” Mayor Vatskalis said.

“Phases two and three of the masterplan will reflect the medium and long-term uses of the Bundilla Beach area and we have worked closely with the community to ensure their desires are captured within the final plan, which will be shared in early 2024.

“Activating this valued part of Darwin will deliver a refreshed space for the community and visitors to enjoy our green spaces, with flow-on benefits for local businesses,” he said.

Council has invested $500,000, supported by a $3 million commitment from the Northern Territory Government, to develop the masterplan and deliver the first stage of works.

Construction of Stage One of the masterplan is expected to commence during dry season 2024.

“Long-term, our aspiration for Bundilla Beach is to ensure the area functions as a cool, green and biodiverse natural habitat for both wildlife and people to enjoy,” Mayor Vatskalis said.

RPS Senior Landscape Architect, Mark Burgess

“RPS’s landscape architecture team is looking forward to working with the City of Darwin on the Bundilla Beach and Chapel Lane projects. 

“Investing in smart designs and utilising nature to enhance public spaces is vital for any redevelopment, so it’s an honour to work with a council that is championing innovative projects to revitalise the city for the community.” 

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