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The Civic and State Square revitalisation reimagines the green heart of Darwin city into a welcoming and interactive space.

The precinct is an important part of the Darwin City Deal and will provide community and event space that links the Waterfront with the city centre, creating an activated and lively place for all.

It will become a:

  • tropical, green, cool and shaded oasis within the city
  • spacious place for events, festivals, gatherings and displays.


The Civic and State Square revitalisation includes the following infrastructure projects:

Below is the project's concept map. Click the image to enlarge.

Civic and State Square redevelopment concept map - subject to change

For a more detailed version of the concept map, view the Civic and State Square revitalisation fact sheet PDF (5.4 MB).

Project update

The next stages of the project include:

  • constructing the State Square Art Gallery and
  • completing a detailed design for the remainder of the precinct ahead of construction.

A tender for the remaining stages was released on 26 April 2022 and is expected to be assessed and awarded in mid-year, with construction of the gallery to commence shortly after.

The remainder of the precinct will include:

  • constructing an iconic and contemporary art gallery
  • an inviting and interactive central heart
  • sheltered pedestrian walkways connecting the precinct and surrounding areas
  • Aboriginal artwork to celebrate our city’s rich cultural history
  • wayfinding
  • lush shading and landscaping
  • water features.

DIPL conducted stakeholder consultation from 3 May 2022 to 27 May 2022 providing an opportunity to comment on the next stages of the project.


For more information, email or phone 08 8924 4106.

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Updated 17 August 2022