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