The George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens will receive a $9.9 million makeover under the Turbocharging Tourism stiumlus package.
The funding will see upgrades to power, water, lighting and amenities at the Gardens, improving the visitor experience at festivals, while enabling commercial operators to host bigger events within the precinct.
A new, multi-purpose visitor and community centre will also be built on the site, replacing outdated facilities.
The new events centre will offer indoor, air-conditioned, all-season conference and event facilities in-line with facilities offered at botanic gardens around Australia.
Located two kilometres from Darwin CBD, the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens
are a popular tourism attraction in Darwin spanning 42 hectares.
As well as its extensive collections of north Australian and other tropical species, the gardens are home to an amphitheater and cafe.
To find out more, go to: www.turbochargingtourism.nt.gov.au