Alice Springs tourism commercial development

Aerial view of Alice Springs with the MacDonnell Ranges in background

On 30 April 2017 the Chief Minister indicated a preparedness to provide land in Alice Springs through an expression of interest process for a potential tourism or commercial venture. The project was one of five major private sector projects supported by the Northern Territory (NT) Government, designed to unlock investment in the Territory and create hundreds of jobs.

The Department of Trade, Business and Innovation engaged AEC Group Pty Ltd (AEC) to investigate market conditions and options for the development and operation of a new mixed use tourism / commercial project in Alice Springs. The AEC work which has been finalised included:

  • a market analysis to confirm the demand for and timing of a new tourism / commercial development
  • an analysis of appropriate site(s) for the project
  • a scoping study to investigate the potential scope, scale, size and configuration of a new tourism / commercial development
  • advice on commercial and financial considerations for the proposed development.

The NT Government is currently working through site options and undertaking stakeholder engagement with a view to nominating a site as part of a future competitive market process.

The competitive market process will likely involve an initial expression of interest process to identify suitably qualified parties who may then be invited to prepare detailed proposals.

It is anticipated an expression of interest will be released in late-2018.

All enquiries should be directed to the project team at SIP@nt.gov.au

Last updated: 03 July 2018