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Where We Live Matters

As second largest and fastest growing city in the Northern Territory, Palmerston is a regional hub with a promising future, positioning itself as the Family Capital of the Northern Territory and 'A Place for People'.

Our City supports place-making to create a sense of community where people can live, work, play and visit. These facilities encourage creativity, foster economic opportunities and enhance quality of life.

Project information

This project supports our growing community by developing infrastructure and new amenities (a community hub, digital and e-Gaming hub, community garden and kitchen, dog park, playground for families) to provide greater lifestyle choices and encourage healthy lifestyles.

Cost and duration

Estimated $6 million over 3 years.

Council is seeking funding partnership between the Federal and the Northern Territory Government.

Benefits
  • embeds Palmerston as 'The Family City'
  • supports growing family community south of Palmerston
  • close to higher density development
  • increases service delivery and community engagement
  • provides greater lifestyle choices
  • encourage active transport and healthy lifestyles

Current status

Marlow Lagoon Dog Park Improvements

Due to the COVID-19 crisis and restrictions imposed, community consultation for this project has been suspended and a report is scheduled to be presented to the 2nd Ordinary Meeting in August 2020 to review consultation options.

Play Equipment Upgrade

In conjunction with children from the Moulden Park Primary School, Council prepared a concept plan and invited tenders for the replacement of the playground at Tiverton Park with a view to developing a play space that integrates the existing play equipment with the basketball half-court. The results of the tender did not match Council’s expectations and a new tender will be prepared and invited with a view to the project being completed by December 2020.

Together with the tender for Tiverton Park, the Council invited tenders for the replacement of the play equipment at Phyllis Uren Park that was to compliment the construction of a shade structure to the play equipment area. The shade structure has been installed over the existing play equipment, however as with the Tiverton Park playground the results of the tender did not meet Council’s expectation and a new tender will be prepared and invited with a view for the project to be completed by December 2020.

The lead time on new play equipment is generally 3 to 4 months and the above timeframes anticipate an easing of the current COVID-19 restrictions later in 2020.

 


Photos below left to right: off-leash dog park, development in Zuccoli, community garden and playground, vacant land in Zuccoli, artist impression of new community centre.