Revitalising Alice

Steeped in ancient Aboriginal culture, Alice Springs is a town which embodies the true Australian outback spirit.

Plans are underway to rejuvenate its town centre, improving liveability and attractiveness for residents and visitors.

Already alive with arts and events, the Northern Territory Government’s vision is to develop Alice Spring as Australia’s Inland Capital, creating a must visit destination on the list for visitors.

This presents possibilities for connecting people, culture and history in a move that will drive innovation and investment for Australia’s Inland Capital.

The revitalisation of Alice Springs will create exciting opportunities and breathe new life into the town’s centre.

Enjoy exploring what we are doing and what we have planned…

Alice Springs CBD Revitalisation Design Concepts Released

The Alice Springs CBD Revitalisation project design concepts have now been released. The new Alice Springs CBD designs will ensure that the town is ready to welcome visitors post COVID-19 as well as transform the precinct into a greener, cooler, safer and more modern space for Central Australians to enjoy.

Credit: NT Major Events Company

Parrtjima to light up the Red Centre in September

The Red Centre’s iconic festival in light – Parrtjima - has been rescheduled to 11-20 September 2020. Parrtjima is the only First Nations event of its kind and showcases some of the oldest continuous cultures on earth through the latest technology set against the backdrop of the 300 million year-old MacDonnell Ranges.

Latest Street Art Project mural unveiled

Artist Alison Hittmann has created a stunning mural depicting the quintessential character of the Red Centre’s galahs on the exterior walls of The Bakery as part of the Northern Territory Government’s Revitalise Alice Street Art Project.


Alice Springs Initiatives

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Street Art Project

The Northern Territory Government has committed $120,000 to a street art project in Alice Springs CBD to improve the liveability and attractiveness of Alice Springs for residents and visitors.

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Alice Springs Seniors' Lifestyle Accommodation Project

The NT Government’s vision is for senior Territorians to remain in the Territory and be able to transition into appropriate accommodation by ‘downsizing’ and ‘rightsizing’ if they wish.

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Landmark Indigenous Land Use Agreement for Alice

The Northern Territory Government is in the process of negotiating with the Lhere Artepe Aboriginal Corporation (LAAC) for an Indigenous Land Use Agreement that will unlock land for Alice Springs and jobs and practical benefits for Arrente people.

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Art Trail

Our Art Trail recognises the talents of Territorians across all regions, developing the NT into a premier destination to experience Australian Aboriginal culture.

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Stuart Highway North Upgrades

Work on the $10 million upgrade of the Stuart Highway north of Alice Springs from Motor Vehicle Registry to Herbert Drive intersection is underway.

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Women’s Safety Services of Central Australia

The Women’s Safety Services of Central Australia (WoSSCA), formerly the Alice Springs Women’s Shelter, has settled into its newly developed building. The Northern Territory Government provided funding of $6 million to enable the new build.

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Arrernte Living Culture Centre

The Northern Territory Government has granted Arrernte organisation Akeyulerre Inc. $5 million dollars to build a new Arrernte Living Culture Centre.

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Sporting Infrastructure

The second tender for works as part of the Northern Territory Government’s $6.2 million investment towards community sporting infrastructure in Alice Springs has been awarded.

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Multi-storey carpark at Alice Springs Hospital

The Northern Territory Government will build a multi-storey carpark at Alice Springs Hospital.

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National Aboriginal Art Gallery

The Northern Territory Government has committed a $50 million down payment towards the construction of a National Aboriginal Art Gallery to establish Alice Springs as Australia’s inland capital.

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Cooling and Greening

The Northern Territory Government has contributed $5 million to create a cooler more comfortable town using a combination of strategically located and connected shading and landscape initiatives to encourage and extend pedestrian activities within the city during the heat of the day.

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Breaking the Cycle

The Northern Territory has invested $5 million towards the implementing the Breaking the Cycle plan to tackle youth crime and anti-social behaviour in Alice Springs.

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Kwatja/Water Play

The Northern Territory Government has committed $5 million to construct a kwatja (water) play area in Alice Springs to create a cooler, more liveable environment.

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Safe Meeting Places

The Northern Territory Government aims to create a safer city through the use of safe zones utilising elements such as lighting, Closed Circuit Television monitoring and well placed seating areas.

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CBD Security Services

The Northern Territory Government has contributed $500,000 towards a dedicated and effective Alice Springs security patrol service which is part of a comprehensive suite of measures to cut crime, youth crime and anti-social behaviour.

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Closed Circuit Television Cameras

As part of the comprehensive suite of initiatives to break the cycle and combat anti-social behaviour in Alice Springs, additional Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras are being installed.

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Lighting up the CBD

The Northern Territory Government has contributed more than $300,000 towards lighting up the CBD consistent with the Crime Prevention through Environmental Design initiative.

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Wayfinding

Another element recommended through the Crime Prevention through Environmental Design initiative is the improvement of Wayfinding across the city.

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Megafauna Central

As part of the Northern Territory Government’s plan to revitalise Alice Springs, the Northern Territory Government invested $1.5 million to transform the old Westpac building into the Alcoota Megafauna Central.

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Residential Units

The Northern Territory Government has recently awarded a contract to construct 70 accommodation units for Health employees in Alice Springs.

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What's Happening Around Alice Springs

There’s heaps happening to create a more vibrant and activated Alice Springs.

Exciting upcoming events in and around Alice Springs.

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