In acknowledgement of Aboriginal people inthe Northern Territory, including the traditional custodians, theLarrakia People, the Aboriginal flag will soon be flying over the StuartHighway and Bagot Road intersection with a tender for construction now awarded.
The tender was awarded to local business Rubberduck Civil Worx Pty Ltdfor more than $220,000 to assist in the creation of an attractive and vibrant entry point toDarwin city.
A third flag pole for the Aboriginal flag will be added and the existingflagpoles on both sides of the intersection will be consolidated to one safeand accessible location on the inbound side of the Stuart Highway.
A separate tender will be announced shortly to include thebeautification of the area through landscaping and additional lighting.
Works are scheduled to commence in the coming weeks and be completed inearly 2020.
Quotes attributed to the Minister for Infrastructure, Planning andLogistics, Eva Lawler:
This is an important entryway into our city, with one of the most usedintersections in the Darwin region; including the Aboriginal flag sends astrong message about the type of city Darwin is attractive and inclusive.
Quotes attributed to the Member for Karama, Ngaree Ah Kit:
For Indigenous Australians the Aboriginal flag has a very importantpolitical and legal status and is an important symbol.
Flying it on such a busy intersection and giving it the opportunity tobe seen by so many, in such a prominent position shows our commitment as agovernment to Indigenous Australians and to the Northern Territory.