Darwin water theme park

The Northern Territory (NT) Government is seeking expressions of interest (EOIs) from suitably qualified parties, also know as a proponent, to build and operate a new international-standard water theme park in the Darwin central business district (CBD).

The Darwin water theme park represents an important element in the NT Government’s vision to:

  • grow and strengthen the Darwin CBD
  • improve the liveability of Darwin by providing a large scale family attraction and event destination
  • add to Darwin’s tourism strengths by providing another significant reason for tourists to visit Darwin and stay longer in the Northern Territory
  • stimulate and unlock additional investment in the local economy
  • create enduring direct and indirect employment opportunities.

A two-stage competitive process has commenced to facilitate the private sector delivery of the project. Stage one is a call for EOIs, which will be followed by a request for detailed proposals stage.

The NT Government encourages qualifying developers, operators and investors to submit proposals for this unique and exciting investment opportunity.

Get the project brochure:

International water theme park opportunity, Darwin - Expression of interest (2.4 mb)
International water theme park opportunity, Darwin - Expression of interest (2.7 mb)

Project update

The NT Government has received feedback that some registered proponents, and other interested parties that have not yet registered, are not expected to participate in the project as a developer, but would be willing to partner with others. These parties have sought a forum to connect with other parties and contribute expertise (be it general construction, water park design and / or operations).

Other parties that do not wish to register as a proponent, but would like connect with registered proponents, are able to disclose relevant company information on the secure website. If you are interested please email dwtp.eoi@nt.gov.au

How to register

Interested parties are required to register below to receive access to the EOI document and additional information.

The NT Government must satisfy itself that any interested party seeking to register is a bona fide potential proponent and is likely to be able to deliver the project. The NT Government may seek any further information from the interested party that it deems necessary and conduct due diligence checks as it sees fit.

The NT Government reserves the right in its absolute and sole discretion to accept or reject registration applications.

Additional information about the EOI and project will be made available from 4 June 2018 to proponents that have registered their interest in the project and been accepted by the NT Government.

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Last updated: 02 July 2018