Katherine Town Council has released more design drawings on how the revamped 50 cent park would look.
The concept design for the CBD Revitalisation was unanimously endorsed at council's meeting this week.
Council has about $3 million left in the kitty to complete the project after starting with $5 million, carving off $1.5 million to finish the hot springs and with consultants' fees already spent.
The endorsement of these plans will now see the project progress through to the development of construction drawings, the associated development application process and finally, the tender release.
The design focuses on a number of elements including reduced maintenance, shading, accessibility, safety and activation and utilise more simplified design principals.
The project involves shady trees that will create a natural canopy through the precinct, a portable café/kiosk, audio visual equipment and decorative lighting that can be adjusted for different occasions, cooling misters, public ablutions, safety lighting and CCTV cameras.
The works will be further complemented by the inclusion of a locally designed and constructed sculpture, forming a unique feature within the project.
"I am so very happy to have reached this point in the CBD revitalisation and look forward to seeing the Town Square totally transformed," Katherine Mayor, Fay Miller said.
"Revitalising the Town Square will ultimately create a space for the community to gather and socialise to the benefit of the surrounding businesses.
"Council is more than happy to announce the endorsed plans fall under budget and will be delivered before the end of 2020.
"The costings also include the total fit-out of the project, ensuring that on completion of the project the space will be ready for the communities enjoyment."
Council acknowledged the Northern Territory Government for funding and assistance during the planning of this project.
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