Marine Industry Park



East Arm, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia



Land and property

Investment type

Investment type:

Joint venture partner

Project cost

Estimated total project cost:

AU$1 billion

Project status

Project status:

Investor ready

Project description

Centrally positioned on Australia’s northern coastline, the Marine Industry Park is the only significant vessel servicing point between Cairns and Perth. Strategically located within Darwin’s deep water harbour, the Marine Industry Park has the potential to deliver over 100 hectares of waterfront industrial land to support marine maintenance, servicing and logistic activities.

The Northern Territory Government is committed to deliver the largest ship lift in Northern Australia by 2023. To support the ship lift, planning approval has been secured for the marine service area being purpose built industrial subdivision to accommodate large vessel maintenance and fabrication workshops. Centrally located between the ship lift and the marine service area is the established common user facility providing nine hectares of secured hardstand and a barge ramp. The interface between facilities is designed to allow for the smooth transport of vessels, modules and large equipment.

Adjacent to major onshore gas developments and offshore supply bases, the Marine Industry Park provides a unique opportunity to establish and capitalise on Darwin’s expanding oil and gas, marine services and defence industries. Sites within the marine service area will be available by 2022 for maintenance, servicing and support industries.

Aerial view of the common user facility in the Marine Industry Park


Ship lift

The Darwin ship lift will service large vessels used by the oil and gas, defence and commercial fishing industries. This 5000 tonne ship lift with be the largest in northern Australia and be operational in 2023.

Marine service area

In preparation for the delivery of the ship lift, engineering design is underway for the marine service area to accommodate vessel maintenance and fabrication workshops plus supporting activities.

Common user facility

This existing facility includes an all‑tide barge ramp and nine hectares of secured hardstand for storage and fabrication activities. This fully secured facility is available for immediate occupancy.

Future marine area

The Land Development Corporation is undertaking feasibility studies on further land development and potential marine infrastructure within East Arm.

Project proponent

As the Northern Territory Government’s strategic land developer, the Land Development Corporation plays a crucial role in planning for economic growth and development of the Northern Territory, in a commercial manner.

Map of Australia showing Darwin in relation to Singapore, Cairns, Sydney and Perth

Contact details

Land Development Corporation

Phone: +61 8 8944 0900

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