Construction of the new $200 million luxury Westin Darwin hotel will begin in February 2019.
Local company, McMahon Services Australia NT, has won the project's first contract to construct the sea wall around the hotel site at the Darwin Waterfront.
Other Stage 1 works include construction of a foreshore footpath, installation of precast concrete units to the wall, a new headwall and associated drainage works.
Design and initial preparation works will be carried out in January 2019, with a start on site of construction works anticipated in February.
The NT Government has committed $17 million towards public infrastructure associated with the project including the development of a Skywalk connecting the waterfront into the Darwin CBD.
The location of the Westin Darwin Hotel overlooking the Darwin Harbour and adjoining the CBD will provide a significant boost for the local tourism industry, and act as a major drawcard for high-end business people and more tourists.
It is expected the $200 million luxury hotel will create more than 500 construction jobs and around 150 ongoing positions.
The Westin Darwin is expected top open in 2021.