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Where We Live Matters

As second largest and fastest growing city in the Northern Territory, Palmerston is a regional hub with a promising future, positioning itself as the Family Capital of the Northern Territory and 'A Place for People'.

Our City supports place-making to create a sense of community where people can live, work, play and visit. These facilities encourage creativity, foster economic opportunities and enhance quality of life.

Project information

This project supports our growing community by developing infrastructure and new amenities (a community hub, digital and e-Gaming hub, community garden and kitchen, dog park, playground for families) to provide greater lifestyle choices and encourage healthy lifestyles.

Cost and duration

Estimated $6 million over 3 years.

Council is seeking funding partnership between the Federal and the Northern Territory Government.

Benefits
  • embeds Palmerston as 'The Family City'
  • supports growing family community south of Palmerston
  • close to higher density development
  • increases service delivery and community engagement
  • provides greater lifestyle choices
  • encourage active transport and healthy lifestyles

Current status

Marlow Lagoon Dog Park Improvements

Due to the COVID-19 crisis and restrictions imposed, community consultation for this project has been suspended and a report is scheduled to be presented to the 2nd Ordinary Meeting in August 2020 to review consultation options.

Play Space Upgrades

Palmerston is undergoing some redesign projects throughout some of the parks and playgrounds. The redesign will realize opportunities for nature-based play, integrating play equipment with the surrounding landscape. Nature-based play promoted supports the concept of more creative and imaginative play, promoting intellectual and cognitive elements of play both of which are key development needs in children’s play

Tiverton Park

In conjunction with children from the Moulden Park Primary School, Council prepared a concept plan and invited tenders for the replacement of the playground at Tiverton Park with a view to developing a play space that integrates the existing play equipment with the basketball half-court.

The project will be completed in October/November 2021. (Playground is complete as of 6 October 2021 and grassed area is undergoing some rejuvenation before officially opening in November).

The visions of the primary students have come to life as the refurbishment has seen a new and improved playground including a spider climbing frame, flying fox, exercise area, bbq area and basketball court! 

Photos above of the new play equipment at Tiverton Park. 

 

Phyllis Uren Park

Preparations have begun on site at Phyllis Uren, and the playground is currently closed ( as at 27/09/21). The playground installation will occur during October and November with a reopening date of mid December, in time for Christmas school holidays. The park will see new nature-based play incorporated in the play space, and landscaping upgrades to complement the shade structure that was recently constructed. 

 


Photos below left to right: off-leash dog park, development in Zuccoli, community garden and playground, vacant land in Zuccoli, artist impression of new community centre.