What you want to do in the public space and why?
Provide a pilot of a modular shaded walkway for potential expansion. The walkway could include infrastructure for temporary activation, such as, phone charging, power points, seats, tables etc. The walkway will that reference and celebrate the multiculturalism and economic prosperity of Darwin people and value add to existing services for people in public spaces of the CBD.
How you will make this project happen?
Engage local Larrakia consultants. Engage a local construction company to design the walkway detail and construction. Discuss with Council, residents and stakeholders the requirements for temporary activation and best location for shaded walkways in the CBD.
When will the project start and finish? How long will it take?
February/March - detailed consultation and concept design April - design development and discussions with Construction Company, establish permits and permissions May/June - construction and deliver.
What permits or whose permission will you need to implement the project? What do you already have and what will you need to obtain?
Permission across different Indigenous custodians/elders. Permission and permits from Council.
How will you deliver the project, including how many people will be involved and any partnerships you have developed?
The design team is made up of expertise in architecture, urban design and installation art. This collective expertise will allow us to be across all stages of delivery for this project. Partnerships will need to be researched and developed with potential construction companies such as; Helping People Achieve, Gumatj Corporation, Ironbark Aboriginal Corporation etc. The design team will develop existing relationships with local Larrakia people to determine cultural authority throughout the project.
How will you know your project is successful?
When shaded routes through the city are increased. When people sit in/use/engage with the walkway.