Zuccoli and Surrounds Community Hub construction

City of Palmerston is excited to announce the construction of the first hub element, a regional dog park, consisting of an active dog area and quiet dog area.

Project information

In February 2022, a report was presented to Council, with the final dog park plan receiving endorsement. Small alterations to the design may occur with final placement of water play areas. The dog park aims to differentiate itself from other dog parks in the municipality, with a focus on sensory activities, and is expected to be delivered in 2022.

Future proposed stages of the entire community hub project include the construction of family friendly and all ages attractions including

  • a community event space
  • children’s library
  • community centre
  • bush walking trails
  • a skate park 
  • largest pump track in Northern Australia

Preview a proposed concept video below.

History

City of Palmerston was awarded a land grant from the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics (DIPL), for the purpose of community infrastructure in Zuccoli. The Crown Land is approximately 46.95 hectares, being part of Lots 12087, 4250and 4251 Town of Palmerston (20Tuckeroo Boulevard Zuccoli, 512 Stuart Highway Johnston and 575 Roystonea Avenue Zuccoli).

The proposed site is for the purpose of constructing a community hub and maintaining the Mitchell Creek corridor for conservation and passive recreation purposes. 

City of Palmerston undertook further consultation with the community on its proposed concept design from Thursday 7 October - Friday 12 November 2021.

As of 14 December 2021, a report to council provided community consultation feedback. Community feedback was further considered, and where appropriate, incorporated into a final Masterplan draft, that was presented to Council via a report in February 2022 for consideration. Council endorsed proposed solutions.

The overall hub Masterplan has since received Ministerial approval.

Some preliminary clearing of the site will occur in preparation for the public tender. The tender for the dog park construction was live in April 2022 via our City of Palmerston tenders on Tenderlink. It has since closed and is now awaiting award.

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If you have any queries, please direct your email to palmerston@palmerston.nt.gov.au or phone (08) 8935 9922.