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No increase in rates, $25M toward the redevelopment of Casuarina Pool, $3.81M allocated to tree planting and beautification and a doubling of the Disaster Contingency Reserve to $2M are some of the key initiatives in City of Darwin’s Draft 2020/21 Municipal Plan and Budget.

There is a record $71.77M capital works program to provide economic stimulus by investing in community infrastructure, beautification, assets and environmental initiatives across the Darwin municipality.

In response to COVID-19 City of Darwin has allocated $7M - $4M for an expanded Hardship Policy and $3M Ward Project stimulus.

With the arts industry in Darwin negatively impacted by COVID-19, City of Darwin is providing support with $1.58M to support community events, festivals and not-for-profit organisations through sponsorships, grants and operating subsidies and the allocation of $100k for public art development.

The Draft Plan and Budget represents a significant investment in our local economy, providing a strong foundation for Darwin’s long-term future as we recover from COVID-19.

Highlights:

  • No increase in rates in 2020/21
  • $71.77M capital works program (includes $14.6M Civic Centre Redevelopment Project)

Capital Works Program

  • $25M Casuarina Pool development
  • $15.5M Shoal Bay Waste Management Facility
  • $10.5M Velodrome upgrade
  • $2.2M stormwater upgrades and reconstruction
  • $1.7M Chinatown Car Park refurbishment
  • $1.6M streetscape beautification projects

Community Highlights

  • $2.21M tree establishment program
  • $1.58M community support (grants, sponsorships and operating subsidies)
  • $590k community events
  • $100k public art
  • $2M disaster contingency fund

Read the Draft 2020/21 Municipal Plan

Community Consultation

Community consultation for the Draft 2020/21 Municipal Plan concluded on Friday 26 June 2020. During the consultation period, City of Darwin received a number of responses relating to the Swimming Pool Fees for 2020/21.

Council has listened to the community’s feedback and at its Ordinary Meeting on 30 June 2020, resolved to retain the Swimming Pool Fees at the 2019/20 levels. Council adopted the revised fees and charges booklet which reflects this change and it can be found on Council’s website at https://www.darwin.nt.gov.au/council/about-council/strategic-and-municipal-planning/draft-municipal-plan-202021

The remaining feedback on the Municipal Plan will be considered by Council at the Special Ordinary Meeting scheduled for 7 July 2020. Outcomes from the meeting will be updated on this page and responses to submitters will be provided shortly after.


No increase in rates, $25M toward the redevelopment of Casuarina Pool, $3.81M allocated to tree planting and beautification and a doubling of the Disaster Contingency Reserve to $2M are some of the key initiatives in City of Darwin’s Draft 2020/21 Municipal Plan and Budget.

There is a record $71.77M capital works program to provide economic stimulus by investing in community infrastructure, beautification, assets and environmental initiatives across the Darwin municipality.

In response to COVID-19 City of Darwin has allocated $7M - $4M for an expanded Hardship Policy and $3M Ward Project stimulus.

With the arts industry in Darwin negatively impacted by COVID-19, City of Darwin is providing support with $1.58M to support community events, festivals and not-for-profit organisations through sponsorships, grants and operating subsidies and the allocation of $100k for public art development.

The Draft Plan and Budget represents a significant investment in our local economy, providing a strong foundation for Darwin’s long-term future as we recover from COVID-19.

Highlights:

  • No increase in rates in 2020/21
  • $71.77M capital works program (includes $14.6M Civic Centre Redevelopment Project)

Capital Works Program

  • $25M Casuarina Pool development
  • $15.5M Shoal Bay Waste Management Facility
  • $10.5M Velodrome upgrade
  • $2.2M stormwater upgrades and reconstruction
  • $1.7M Chinatown Car Park refurbishment
  • $1.6M streetscape beautification projects

Community Highlights

  • $2.21M tree establishment program
  • $1.58M community support (grants, sponsorships and operating subsidies)
  • $590k community events
  • $100k public art
  • $2M disaster contingency fund

Read the Draft 2020/21 Municipal Plan

Community Consultation

Community consultation for the Draft 2020/21 Municipal Plan concluded on Friday 26 June 2020. During the consultation period, City of Darwin received a number of responses relating to the Swimming Pool Fees for 2020/21.

Council has listened to the community’s feedback and at its Ordinary Meeting on 30 June 2020, resolved to retain the Swimming Pool Fees at the 2019/20 levels. Council adopted the revised fees and charges booklet which reflects this change and it can be found on Council’s website at https://www.darwin.nt.gov.au/council/about-council/strategic-and-municipal-planning/draft-municipal-plan-202021

The remaining feedback on the Municipal Plan will be considered by Council at the Special Ordinary Meeting scheduled for 7 July 2020. Outcomes from the meeting will be updated on this page and responses to submitters will be provided shortly after.