Proposed Luxury Hotel Development


The Darwin Film Society is not opposed to a luxury hotel being built in Darwin, but we are of the position that a luxury hotel and the Deckchair cannot coexist next door to each other.

Why are we opposed to a luxury hotel on Lot 10176? Download our Position Statement here.

Luxury Hotel

Are you opposed to the idea of a luxury hotel replacing the park next door to Deckchair Cinema?


Speculation is surfacing about the proposed luxury hotel development next door to the Deckchair, so we’ll get right to it.



For those who aren’t aware, last year the NT Government invited EOIs from developers to build a luxury hotel in Darwin. In their brochure detailing the opportunity, they proposed a Crown land site that they deemed suitable for this development ie: Lot 10176, Jervois Rd – currently green space that sits alongside Deckchair Cinema. You can read more about the luxury hotel opportunity HERE.

Last week, EOI’s closed for developers interested in building a luxury hotel in Darwin and the NT Government are currently deciding on a shortlist of applicants who will be invited to submit a detailed proposal. We do not yet know whether the shortlist of applicants will consist entirely of developers proposing to build a luxury hotel on the site bordering the Deckchair Cinema (Lot 10176) or whether it will also include developers proposing to develop elsewhere.

We’ve encountered a significant amount of concern from DFS members and members of the general public regarding the prospect of a luxury hotel development next door to Deckchair Cinema, so we have devised a variety of measures to communicate opposition to the idea.


Ways to communicate your opposition to a luxury hotel on Lot 10176

If you would like to communicate your opposition to a luxury hotel on Lot 10176, here are some ways to do it:

  • Email or write a letter to your local member. For Darwin Film Society’s official position on the proposed development, click HERE
  • Sign our petition HERE
  • Spread the word. Share or forward this page or the online petition link to other people who are opposed to a luxury hotel on Lot 10176.
  • If you are interested in being part of an Action Group against the proposed development, we’d love to hear from you! For more info, contact