Activate Darwin: Advisory Board Appointed

Aconnected and passionate group of Top Enders has been gathered to helprevitalise the CBD, turbo-charge the economy, create jobs and grow smallbusinesses as part of the $200m Cities Deal strategy.

The12 men and women will form the Activate Darwin Advisory Board. They represent arange of business, community and government organisations with a stake increating a vibrant and liveable city centre.

TheAdvisory Board has the task of increasing visitor numbers to the CBD, improvingexperiences and encouraging growth and investment in the city centre.

TheActivate Darwin Board Members are:

  • MarkGarraway Property Council of Australia, NT Branch

  • ElenaGomatos Darwin City and Waterfront Retailers Association and Owner, ElementsDay Spa

  • MelBrautigam Savvy Social

  • ScottWaters City of Darwin

  • SamBurke Darwin Waterfront Corporation

  • ToniCutler NT Major Events Company, Department of Tourism, Sport and Culture

  • JasonHanna Hospitality NT and Director, The Milestone Group

  • MichaelHannon Cullen Bay Marina Management Corporation

  • NeridaHart Walk Darwin

  • DavidSlama Department of Trade, Business and Innovation

  • GregThomson NT News

  • BridgetteBellenger Department of the Chief Minister

The Darwin CityDeal recognises the city as the gateway to the broader region and includes anew education and civic precinct; a Charles Darwin University campus; an artgallery; retail, commercial and community spaces as well as cooler and greenerstreetscapes.

As noted by the ChiefMinister Michael Gunner

Its very important that we have a range ofenergetic Territorians with a vested interest in reinvigorating our city on theAdvisory Board.

Weknow that having a city centre with heart, vitality and ease of living is apowerful drawcard for locals, as well as a strong attraction for people lookingto move to Darwin.

TheAdvisory Board will play a key role in driving change in the CBD andtransforming Darwin into a more attractive place to live, work, visit and dobusiness.

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