The Development Consent Authority has today approved the $200 million Darwin Luxury Hotel development at the Darwin Waterfront.
The Darwin Westin will be operated by Westin Hotels and Resorts.
The project is expected to create up to 500 jobs for Territorians during construction and a further 150 jobs ongoing in operation.
Construction will commence on site this year and the hotel will open to the public in 2021.
Local businesses will have the opportunity to tender for contracts. The developer has undertaken procurement processes to identify local capacity, through the ICN gateway.
Access to Darwin’s waterfront will not be impacted by the Hotel.
The developer will construct a new seawall, public footpaths and public boardwalk as part of the development, connecting through to Jervois Road and onto the cruise ship terminal.
The NT Government is investing $17 million in public infrastructure which includes a 200m Skywalk to connect the Luxury hotel to the CBD.
The Skywalk development has received approval under the terms of the Heritage Act.