The Darwin Project Rock is in a state of disrepair, with a major road closure and extensive damage to the concrete foundation that supports the building.
The project was completed in 2001 and was designed by local architect Chris Ritchie and is part of the redevelopment of the former Brisbane City Council building on the site.
It was completed by the City of Darwin, with the work overseen by the Queensland Government.
Ritchie said it was fortunate to have the heritage preservation authorities at his disposal.
“I would like to thank the heritage authorities for their support in helping me realise my vision for the project, as well as the funding that I received from the Government,” he said.
“The work is being carried out in a safe and responsible manner, as the heritage management authority is undertaking a thorough review of the project.”
The project’s owners said they were still working to finalise the restoration of the site, but said they would continue to work with the heritage agencies to ensure it was in the best interest of the community.
“Our team is committed to providing a safe, welcoming environment for our residents, the community and visitors,” a statement from the project said.