Work to begin on $200m luxury hotel
- 14 December 2018
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.