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Early June saw site offices mobilised for the start of
construction on the Wharf One complex by the Toga Group. The
expanded image shows the floor of the completed basement
excavation, through to the lagoon, with the seawall behind.
Amongst other things, the complex will contain 138 one, two
and three bedroom residential apartments, with the majority
selling on the first day they were offered!! And they won't
even be available until well into 2008!
Yet another building project got under way this month at
Stokes Hill Wharf; construction of the set for Baz Luhrmann's
movie "Australia", starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman.
A gang of carpenters is hard at it transforming about 100 meters
of the wharf to resemble the Darwin waterfront during the WW2
era. The working scaffolds are easy to see, and the steep steps,
centre, are for Nicole to climb for her grand entrance to Darwin.
Sitzler Laing O'Rourke just powered ahead with the Convention Centre...
now that the roof is being sheeted, and the curtain walls are being
glazed, it's starting to really look the part! Internally
there's plenty of progress too, with things like substation
transformers and HVAC units all being positioned and wired in.
Look closely and you'll see that even the gyprock flushers
have been busy!
Macmahon had a productive month too, with the Kitchener Drive and
Stokes Hill access roads nearing completion... hard to believe
that the expanded image left is taken where the old gatehouse
stood, only seven months ago!
Overall construction of Stage One of the Wharf Precinct
redevelopment is rapidly approaching the 50% mark.