Tenders open for $18.3-mil Chan Building Repurposing in Darwin

Monica Gameng   |   February 22, 2016

A tender has been released for the design development and construct (with novated design) of the repurposing of Darwin's Chan Building. The $18.3 million repurposing project is being developed in partnership with the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT).

“Government has committed funds towards the Chan redevelopment project…

This will be a major infrastructure project for Darwin which is unique because of its purpose.” – Infrastructure Minister Peter Chandler

According to Arts and Museum Minister Gary Higgins, this project is going to be an exciting one for the entire community. Its redevelopment will turn the building into a modern and dedicated visual art gallery which will help promote the Northern Territory culture.

“This is a wonderfully exciting and unique project for the community and for everyone to support and be part of – a once in a lifetime opportunity!

The Board of MAGNT is also seeking important private sector and philanthropic supporters to engage with this pivotal time of growth for the Territory’s cultural identity.” – Minister Gary Higgins

H-MinisterHigginsMedia_ReleasesCHAN_Concept_Perspective_02_-_Garden_-_DKJ__FKM_-_smaller.jpgImage source: NT Government Newsroom

The tender for architectural design for the repurposed Chan Building was awarded to local firm DKJ projects.architects and in partnership with Fender Katsalidis Mirams (FKM) Architects, a nationally acclaimed design firm.

According to Minister Higgins, the additional tender will be work with the design from DKJ and FKM.

“I’m excited by the movement in the Chan project – it will become a major cultural institution and drawcard for the Northern Territory.” – Minister Gary Higgins

Tender for the Chan Building repurposing will be closed on 21st March. Lodgement for this tender can be done through the following:

  • Electronic lodgement using the eLodgement facility
  • Faxing to Darwin tenders office on +61 8999 1935
  • By mailing it to GPO Box 1551, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, 0801 

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Author's note: Information on this post was sourced from the Northern Territory Government Newsroom, the Chief Minister of Northern Territory, and NT Quotations & Tenders Online

Monica Gameng
As Felix's Marketing Assistant since 2015, Monica is responsible for researching and sharing new and progressing projects within the construction and mining sectors in Australia. It's no surprise that Monica has her finger on the pulse of Australian major projects given she has produced more than 1,000 posts. She truly is an industry expert.
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