Zuccoli and Surrounds Community Hub Construction

Project status:
Current

Project: The Master Plan for the Zuccoli and Surrounds Community Hub, will incorporate an off-leash dog park, walking trails, a skate park and pump track, a playground, children’s boutique library, community centre and a garden of reflection.

Cost and funding: $20 million partnership between the City of Palmerston and the Federal and Northern Territory Governments.

Timeframe: The project is on track to be delivered over a 5-year period, commencing in 2022. The development will be split into stages. 

Status: Stage one of the project, the off-leash dog park, is underway and expected to be completed by the end of 2022.  

Overview

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.

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.

Stage One: Off-leash dog park

Stage one of the Zuccoli Community and Surrounds Dog Park is set to be completed early December 2022. The park will boast the following facilities:

  • Fully fenced dog park area
  • Active dog area 2300m2
  • Quiet dog area 700m2
  • Water play and dog activity equipment accessible in both areas
  • Carpark facility
  • Shade structures and concrete pathways
  • Public toilet* (estimation installation date March 2023)

Progress photos at as October 2022

More information 

For more information, contact Council by email: palmerston@palmerston.nt.gov.au or phone (08) 8935 9922.

Documentation

Media release: Zuccoli and Surrounds Community Hub begins…
Media release: Give your feedback on bold new Community Hub in Zuccoli
Media release: Zuccoli and surrounds Community Hub to become the cornerstone for connection