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 - Australia's Inland Capital

The precinct will become home to the historic National Aboriginal Art Gallery and other exciting projects and developments.

The precinct will draw tourists to Alice Springs, create jobs and will feature a $150 million National Aboriginal Art Gallery, water play area and CBD revitalisation, beautiful parks and open spaces, and vibrant retail outlets, cafes and restaurants.

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 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

The Red Centre’s iconic festival in light – Parrtjima will run from 8 – 17 April 2022. 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.

Alice Springs Street Art Project

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 Current Initiatives

National Art Gallery

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 design

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.


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.


Alice Springs Completed Initiatives

Stuart Highway upgrade

Stuart Highway North Upgrades - completed

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

Women’s Safety Services of Central Australia (WoSSCA) - completed

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.


Sporting Infrastructure

Sporting Infrastructure - completed

The Northern Territory Government’s $6.2 million investment towards community sporting infrastructure in Alice Springs has been completed.


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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