Stage One: Off-leash Zuccoli Dog Park now open to public!
Stage Two: Skate Park and Pump Track in progress
Prior to works commencing on stage two of the Zuccoli Community Hub, the designs for the civil, landscaping and open space structures will need to occur. A geotechnical investigation took place at the site which provided us with an understanding of the ground components which is crucial for designing safe and stable structures.
Cost and funding: $20 million partnership between the City of Palmerston and the Federal and Northern Territory Governments.
Timeframe: The project will be delivered over a 5-year period, commencing in 2022. The development will be split into stages.
In February 2022, a report was presented to Council, with the final dog park plan receiving endorsement. 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 (not in any particular order):
- 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.
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 NOW OPEN
Stage one of the Zuccoli Community Dog Park is now open for the public Monday, 15 May 2023. The park boasts the following facilities:
- Fully fenced dog park area
- Active dog area 2300m2
- Quiet dog area 700m2
- Water play and dog activity equipment are accessible in both areas
- Carpark facility
- Shade structures and concrete pathways
- Public accessible toilet
The next stage of the Zuccoli Community Hub is the skate park and pump track.
- Final Dog Park Photos as of September 2023
- Dog Park Progress Photos as of April 2023
- Dog Park Progress Photos as of December 2022
- Dog Park Progress Photos as of October 2022
For more information, contact Council by email: email@example.com or phone (08) 8935 9922.
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