City of Darwin staff and contractors continue to be busy completing infrastructure and playground repairs in Darwin’s parks and open spaces, following Cyclone Marcus in March this year.
The installation and maintenance of shade sails have been completed at Lake Alexander (East Point Reserve), Byrne Park, Ken Waters Park and Malak Greenbelt. Further works are due to be complete in October at Jingili Water Gardens, Arafura Park, Groote Park, Mullen Park and Savanah Park.
Other small playground repairs have taken place at Anula Park and the Flying Fox will be reinstalled soon. During October, new swings will be installed in Osterman Park and Craig Park, and new Monkey bars in Thornton Crescent.
More playground equipment is being delivered and is due to be installed by mid-November at Hinkler Park, Savannah Park, Mullen Park, Malak Park, Wolfram Court Park and Peace Park. Preparation works including kerb and footings have already been completed ready for installation.
Infrastructure works at the 51 Darwin parks affected by Cyclone Marcus are also now complete. These include pathway repairs, repairs to chairs and water fountains, park lighting and replacement of damaged poles that support the shade structures.
Lord Mayor Kon Vatskalis said that it is great to see many areas of Darwin getting back to normal and even improved in some areas, due to the cyclone recovery efforts.
“Our staff and contractors are working very hard to get our parks and gardens fully operational once again, so members of the community and visitors can take advantage of our lovely open spaces.
“We will be working on cyclone recovery for some time, particularly with the tree replanting, but it is definitely heartening to see some tangible progress happening across Darwin.”
City of Darwin is continuing to make assessments of Cyclone Marcus damaged areas and infrastructure, and is working closely with TIO and the Northern Territory Government to recover costs.