We provide and maintain a stormwater system that meets the needs our city and environment. We are continually making improvements to our system to manage flooding and safety issues whilst minimising pollutants entering the system.
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.
The outcomes of this work will help City of Darwin priorities upcoming stormwater upgrade work.
We are committed to protecting the environment and our harbour. We have installed dozens of gross pollutant traps to collect rubbish and prevent it from entering precious ecosystems. New sites for these are continually assessed and traps are installed each year.
Stormwater Plans for New Developments
New developments and subdivisions (other than single dwellings) must supply a stormwater plan for approval to ensure the stormwater will drain effectively and meet Council’s guidelines.
If you would like to connect to Council’s stormwater system please visit our Works Permit page for information to ensure the works are carried out to the correct specifications.
Stormwater Drainage Maintenance
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.
Report an Issue
To report a stormwater drainage problem please use online form or for more information