City of Palmerston

Reserves and Waterways

Image of works on Malaluka Drain

In addition to many parks and created lakes, Palmerston has two natural reserves:

Palmerston also has a large number of open space areas set aside for the community. Not all of these are irrigated parks. There are 12 freshwater man-made lakes in the city as well as areas of bush land, freshwater creeks, mangroves and estuaries which drain into the Darwin harbour. There are a number of ways that residents can do their bit to keep these areas pristine, including:

  • collecting litter ensuring that the only thing that goes down the storm water drains is water
  • notifying Council of anything that may seem unusual like large numbers of dead fish, discoloured or smelly water or plants that seem to be growing more vigorously than others

Discarding lawn clippings or other garden waste in lakes, parks and natural bush areas not only makes these areas look untidy, but can cause numerous environmental problems. The best way to deal with garden waste and lawn clippings is to compost, and use it as mulch in your own garden.

Cane toads are regularly spotted and caught in Palmerston. Visit Frog Watch for more information on cane toads.

A Place for People

Council Offices
Civic Plaza, First Floor
1 Chung Wah Terrace,
Palmerston, NT, 0831
Palmerston, NT 0831

P 08 8935 9922 (24 hour service)
F 08 8935 9900

Office Hours
Monday to Friday 8.15am - 5.00pm
Closed public holidays

Palmerston Library
Goyder Square, The Boulevard
Palmerston, NT, 0831

P 08 8935 9999
F 08 8935 9998

Opening Hours
Monday - Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 12pm - 8pm
Saturday 10am - 1pm
Sunday 1pm - 4pm
Closed public holidays

Palmerston Recreation Centre
11 The Boulevard
Palmerston, NT, 0831

P 08 8935 9922
F 08 8935 9900

Operating Hours
Monday - Friday 8am - 7pm