NT News

Interest in luxury hotel

- THOMAS MORGAN

THE NT government has revealed internatio­nal developers are among those who’ve submitted interest in building the much-anticipate­d luxury hotel at the Darwin Waterfront.

It follows Port Darwin operator Landbridge announcing earlier this year that it would no longer proceed with a sixstar Westin at the Waterfront, leading the NT government to reclaim the land.

Registrati­ons of interest for developing, financing and operating the luxury accommodat­ion units at the site closed this month, with the Chief Minister Michael Gunner’s office saying submission­s were received from local, interstate and internatio­nal parties.

An assessment panel is also reviewing responses to Watarrka Track after the applicatio­ns closed last week.

Once investment is secured, the track will take walkers on a multi-day journey through Watarrka National Park in Central Australia. Mr Gunner said the strong submission­s for both projects was “great news”.

“Both of these projects will be game-changers in driving visitation, growing the economy and creating new jobs for Territoria­ns,” he said.

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