About Our Precinct
Spirit on The Avenue is a multi-award winning, master-planned residential and commercial development. It was first conceptualised in 2006 and was launched for pre-sales in September 2009. The Salonika site was the original location of the Salvation Army Sunrise Centre, which was relocated to Berrimah by the developer prior to the build.
The precinct itself was built over 18 months by Territorian construction company, Sunbuild. The building was completed in June 2014 and was officially opened by former Chief Minister, The Honourable Adam Giles.
The building was developed by NT developers Osborne Family Holdings, as the second stage of the incredibly successful Hastings Over Mindil project, which is located further along on Salonika Street. Hastings Over Mindil was one of Darwin's first resort style precincts, renowned for it's clever design and resort-style amenities that promote our unique tropical lifestyle.
The Avenue's ideal location is only 2km from the Darwin CBD and walking distance from schools, Mindil Beach Casino & Resort, the iconic Mindil Beach Markets, Sailing and Ski clubs and the George Brown Botanic Gardens. The Avenue has all the convenience of city living without the constant hustle and bustle.
The Avenue is located on the second highest point of the Darwin peninsular, which makes for stunning panoramic views of the City, Darwin Harbour and surrounding suburbs. With views from as low as the level two commercial balconies, residents and tenants alike are spoiled by Darwin's spectacular sunsets, dramatic Wet Season electrical storms, festive Mindil fireworks displays, as well as the grandeur of passing super tankers in the harbour.
Our extensive, award-winning streetscape is a spectacular site that creates a lush and green Precinct all year round for residents, tenants and guests alike to enjoy. Our feature gardens, including our two Atlantis grow walls featured on the South Eastern side of the building and on the back of our custom-built restaurant/cafe site create a unique appearance for the building and our topiary Drover's Run by Unique Topiary have are finally established after 5 Wet Seasons. The Drover's Run theme is a nod to the sites history with Vesteys Meatworks and includes two drovers on horses (one reared and one riding), a stud bull, 4 full sized cows and calf.
With over 40 species of native plants (including indigenous medicinal gardens) and more than 80 native Allosyncarpia Ternata gumtrees having been planted to create 'The Avenue effect', our streetscape will only get more stunning and provide more shade for our street as the Development progresses.
Our Commercial Precinct boasts some of Darwin's most professional and successful Northern Territory-made and owned businesses. With award-winning practitioners in our Health Precinct, one of the largest childcare centres in the Southern hemisphere, Darwin's most visually stunning cafe/restaurant building and a plethora of high quality services from a range of business types, our residential tenants and precinct guests are well catered to.
The Avenue Commercial precinct also boasts one of the most iconic territorian event spaces, The Atrium on The Avenue. The space, available for all commercial tenants, but also for hire by the NT population, boasts two stories of NT decorated space, including a 7m gum tree installation and billabond themed fixtures and fittings.
See us for yourself today, at 12 Salonika Street Parap, outbound from Darwin CBD.