Barneson Boulevard and Tiger Brennan Drive final duplication stage

Barneson Boulevard will provide a new entry point to Darwin’s CBD. This Project will also complete the duplication of Tiger Brennan Drive from Dinah Beach Road to Bennett Street. This is a landmark project that will help unlock the potential of the city’s eastern end.

The Northern Territory Government will deliver a progressive design for this project that provides for the future traffic needs of Darwin’s city centre and takes into account the needs of commuters, businesses and residents.

We appreciate your input to help shape this project to create a better connected city, reduce peak period traffic congestion and encourage development that will help revitalise the city fringes.

Barneson Boulevard Changes Map

Barneson Boulevard is identified in the Darwin City Centre Master Plan and follows a corridor that was established for this purpose 20 years ago.

The new arterial link will connect Tiger Brennan Drive directly with Cavenagh Street to more evenly distribute traffic throughout the CBD streets. The Boulevard will have an inner city urban street feel and support economic development.


Barneson Boulevard and Tiger Brennan Drive final duplication stage artist impression 

The project will:

  • reduce peak period congestion by dispersing traffic entering and exiting the CBD from Tiger Brennan Drive
  • provide a third and main entry and exit point for the CBD
  • cater to pedestrians and cyclists with wide footpaths and segregated cycle ways
  • reenergise the CBD through its visual appeal, incorporating landscaping and roadside amenities to support activities such as alfresco dining.

New intersections

Barneson Boulevard and Tiger Brennan Drive final duplication stage 

The Boulevard will contain three new signalised intersections:

  • Barneson Boulevard/ Cavenagh Street
  • Barneson Boulevard/ McMinn Street
  • Barneson Boulevard/ Cross Road

Signalised intersections have been identified as the safest and most effective traffic management approach to these intersections.

Project timeline

It is expected that construction on this project will commence mid-2017.

Community Consultation

Consultation with the community ran over three months, with preliminary consultation taking place in December 2016 and recommencing in January 2017. Consultation involved:

  • Two flyer drops to nearby businesses and residents
  • Two Community Workshops that provided an overview of the project and gathered community feedback, in December 2016 and February 2017
  • Four information displays in the Smith St Mall during the month of February 
  • Online Survey
  • Written submissions from community members and stakeholders

The Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics will now consider the feedback in the development for final detailed designs.

More information about this project will be available once the detailed designs have been completed.

Project contact: Stakeholder Engagement Manager, or call 8924 7118

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Last updated: 11 April 2017