• Ground-breaking ceremony.
Credit: NEXTDC
    Ground-breaking ceremony. Credit: NEXTDC

NEXTDC has officially started development on its $80 million D1 Darwin data centre facility, with a targeted completion and launch in June 2024.

Built in collaboration with partner Kapitol Group, the construction of D1 Darwin will create more than 200 jobs in the region throughout the life of the project and into the daily operation of the facility.

The first-of-its-kind for Darwin, this data centre will enable the Northern Territory economy with world class digital infrastructure, combined with secure, low-latency access to global cloud platforms to fully maximise the benefits of technology innovation such as AI, automation and robotics.

“As our flagship data centre in NT, D1 Darwin forms part of NEXTDC’s strategy to leverage the next frontier of Edge computing and for the region, it is a big step towards national digital equity,” said NEXTDC CEO Craig Scroggie.

“Its proximity to Darwin’s CBD and direct access to the major submarine cable infrastructure, means legacy industries such as mining and resources alongside the emerging defence sector can have real-time responsiveness to operational and mission-critical needs, fully capturing the value of emerging technologies.”

NEXTDC is partnering with the Northern Territory Government to accelerate the economic development of the region through investment in technological infrastructure and advancements.

Chief Minister of the Northern Territory, Natasha Fyles, said getting the build of D1 Darwin underway is an exciting step for the future of Northern Territory’s digital economy, which will give many organisations in the region the opportunity to empower and activate their digital transformation strategies.

“Offering uninterrupted critical connectivity and cloud services to Northern Territory businesses and government will significantly boost the capability of what they are offering to their customers and stakeholders,” Chief Minister Fyles added.

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