- About Palmerston
- Water and Electricity
- Major Projects
- Waste Management
- Cyclone Preparation
- New Residents Guide - Living in Palmerston
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.