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Greening and beautifying our streets and parks is important to many locals.  A recent survey of 1600 people in Darwin showed that the majority of our community highly values our green spaces and wants more greening and beautification. Council has responded by investing $1.6M to transform key suburban streetscapes from grey to green this year.

This program is broken up into 8 smaller projects which will be delivered throughout the Darwin suburbs, and it is anticipated the full program will be delivered by June 2020. 

The program aims to:

  • Upgrade the streetscapes to create a better experience for those using the area, including cooling and greening.
  • Develop a sustainable low maintenance landscape for the long term.
  • Enhance biodiversity with native vegetation.
  • Be water smart.

streetscape map

The first project being delivered is the landscaping at Wagaman Shops with $100,000 allocated for beautification.

Richardson Ward

 
Bradshaw Terrace
Description This is a landscaping project to beautify the centre median along
Bradshaw Terrace between Symes Street potentially extending to Scaturchio Street.
The landscaping will include garden beds. 
Location Bradshaw Terrace, Casuarina
Dates Project commences May 2020
Budget  $210,000
Delivery  City of Darwin has awarded the works to a local contractor for completion.

Concept Plans

 

 

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Groundcovers & Trees

bradshaw terrace plants

Wagaman Shops - Completed
Description This is a landscaping project to beautify the area at the front of the Wagaman Shops.
The landscaping will include garden beds, irrigated turf, tree planting, seating
and footpath infrastructure.
Location Wagaman Shops – Corner of Wagaman Terrace and Malay Road
Dates Complete
Budget  $132,000
Delivery  The project was delivered by City of Darwin’s internal workforce.

 

Concept Plans

wagaman shops aerial photo

wagaman shops plans

Groundcovers & Trees

wagaman groundcovers and trees

Chan Ward

Progress Drive 
Description This is a landscaping project to beautify the southern verge of Progress
Drive. The landscaping will include garden beds, irrigated turf and planting. 
Location Progress Drive, between Nightcliff Road and Dick Ward Drive.
Dates Construction has begun and is expected to complete by July 
Budget  $320,000
Delivery  City of Darwin has awarded the works to a local contractor for completion.

Concept Plans

Groundcovers & Trees

progress drive plants

Nightcliff Road
Description This is a landscaping project to beautify the intersection of
Nightcliff Road and Casuarina Drive.
The landscaping will include garden beds, irrigated turf and tree planting.
Location Nightcliff Road, at the intersection with Casuarina Drive.
Dates Works are expected to complete mid May
Budget  $60,000
Delivery  The project will be delivered by City of Darwin’s internal workforce.

Concept Plans

Groundcovers & Trees

nightcliff road plants

Waters Ward

Anula Greenbelt
Description This is a landscaping project to beautify the entrance to the Anula Greenbelt at Lee Point
Road. The landscaping will include garden beds, irrigated turf, tree planting
and footpath infrastructure.
There is also provision for a 'living lab' to conduct trial plantings in the future.
Location Lee Point Road at the entrance to the Anula Greenbelt.
Dates May - June 2020.
Works are anticipated to take 12 weeks.
Budget  $215,000
Delivery  The project will be delivered by City of Darwin’s internal workforce.

Concept Plans

Groundcovers & Trees

anula greenbelt plants

Wulagi Greenbelt
Description This is a landscaping project to beautify the entrance to the Wulagi Greenbelt at Lee Point
Road. The landscaping will include garden beds, irrigated turf, tree planting
and footpath infrastructure.
Location Lee Point Road at the entrance to the Wulagi Greenbelt.
Dates May - June 2020
Works are anticipated to take 12 weeks.
Budget  $175,000
Delivery  The project will be delivered by City of Darwin’s internal workforce.

Concept Plans

Groundcovers & Trees

wulagi greenbelt plants

Lyons Ward

Smith Street
Description This is a landscaping project to beautify the western verge of Smith Street.
The landscaping will include garden beds, irrigated turf, tree planting and footpath
infrastructure.
Location Smith Street, between Lambell Terrace and Montoro Court.
Dates Construction is anticipated to commence in June 2020.
Works are anticipated to take 4 weeks.
Budget  $255,000
Delivery  City of Darwin has awarded the works to a local contractor for completion.

Concept Plans

 

 

Image: Existing site on Smith Street

Mitchell Street
Description This is a landscaping project to beautify the eastern verge of Mitchell Street.
The landscaping will include garden beds, tree planting, seating and footpath
infrastructure. 
Location Mitchell Street, between 96 Mitchell Street and Daly Street.
Dates Works have commenced and expect to finish by Mid June 2020
Budget  $100,000
Delivery  The project will be delivered by City of Darwin’s internal workforce.

Concept Plans

 

Image: Existing site on Mitchell Street

 

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