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Stormwater

Our goal is to provide and maintain a stormwater system that meets the needs of the whole community. 

The works that are often undertaken include investigating and upgrading existing pipe systems, replacement of damaged and poor condition infrastructure, installation of gross pollutant traps, installation of subsoil drainage, installation of erosion protection devices where required and systemic minor repairs and routine maintenance.

If you would like to report an issue or find out information on our stormwater maintenance please see the Streets and Roads - Stormwater Drains page.

George Park - Flood Mitigation Works

The City of Darwin has committed to completing further flood mitigation works in the northern corner of George Park. See attached a plan indicating the location of the works.

Construction for the new crossing will commence on Monday, 4 November 2019.

These works will occur during the day and site management will be in place throughout the duration of the works. There will be some restrictions to the use of the walkway connecting George Park to McColl Street during the construction works. 

City of Darwin will be using machinery that may cause a noise disturbance for the duration of the works.

We thank you in advance for your patience and consideration.

Alternatively you can contact Council’s Capital Works Project Officer, Antonios Yiannakos, on 8930 0430 or antonios.yiannakos@darwin.nt.gov.au.

Jingili Water Gardens - Stormwater Replacement Works

Part of the existing Ø2050mm reinforced concrete pipe within the Jingili Water Gardens has collapsed and investigations along the remainder of the pipe identified significant damage along the full length of the pipe.

The existing pipe will be replaced with a Ø2100mm reinforced concrete pipe between Freshwater Road and Rapid Creek.

This stage of works will remediate the area that has collapsed around the damaged stormwater pipe near the Community Orchard in the Jingili Water Gardens. With the stormwater pipe repair this area will be levelled out and accessible to the community again.

This stage of works is scheduled to commence on 16 September 2019 and will take up to 12 weeks to complete.

Working hours will be between 7am and 4:30pm Monday to Friday. Works may also occur on the occasional Saturday from 7am to 4:30pm.

It has also been identified that there is some asbestos within the soils. These soils will be removed by professional asbestos removalists under the guidance of a qualified assessor. Please adhere to the signage that has been installed surrounding the site.

There will also be restrictions to the area from the entry closest to the community garden. It is advised that this area should be avoided.

Council will be using machinery that may cause a noise disturbance for the duration of the works.

Alternatively you can contact Council’s Capital Works Project Officer, Antonios Yiannakos, on 8930 0430 or antonios.yiannakos@darwin.nt.gov.au.

Stormwater Drainage Studies

As part of our stormwater management program we regularly undertake analysis of the existing stormwater drainage systems in our suburbs and public spaces. These studies provide information on the adequacy of the existing underground pipe/pit network and make recommendations for improving the capacity where required. Most recently, studies have been completed in;

  • Parap and Fannie Bay – 2017
  • Nightcliff – 2018

The outcomes of this work will help City of Darwin priorities upcoming stormwater upgrade work.

Last modified 
08 Nov 2019

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