Darwin's Iconic Landmark

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Coffs Harbour has the Big Banana, Brisbane has their iconic letters and Humpty Doo has a giant boxing croc. These structures are all iconic landmarks for their areas.

We asked for community views on creating Darwin's own iconic landmark, here's what we found out;

  • There was not a high level of support for an iconic landmark, with only 46% or respondents
    supportive of the idea
  • The following ideas were the most supported;
    o Indigenous / Larrakia representation
    o Dragonfly
    o DARWIN Letters
    o Support for the installation being public art
    o A giant wooden picture frame to frame our amazing sunsets
    o Crocodiles
  • The preferred location was Bicentennial Park followed by Mindil
  • The iconic landmark concept and the feedback received aligns with the projects within the public art program THRIVE

The consultation outcomes showed there was not a high level of community support for developing an iconic landmark in Darwin at the moment. Based on this feedback, Council decided to use the feedback to help inform the planning for the THRIVE Public Art projects planned for Bicentennial Park and/or Mindil rather than a separate project.

To read the full consultation report click here


Coffs Harbour has the Big Banana, Brisbane has their iconic letters and Humpty Doo has a giant boxing croc. These structures are all iconic landmarks for their areas.

We asked for community views on creating Darwin's own iconic landmark, here's what we found out;

  • There was not a high level of support for an iconic landmark, with only 46% or respondents
    supportive of the idea
  • The following ideas were the most supported;
    o Indigenous / Larrakia representation
    o Dragonfly
    o DARWIN Letters
    o Support for the installation being public art
    o A giant wooden picture frame to frame our amazing sunsets
    o Crocodiles
  • The preferred location was Bicentennial Park followed by Mindil
  • The iconic landmark concept and the feedback received aligns with the projects within the public art program THRIVE

The consultation outcomes showed there was not a high level of community support for developing an iconic landmark in Darwin at the moment. Based on this feedback, Council decided to use the feedback to help inform the planning for the THRIVE Public Art projects planned for Bicentennial Park and/or Mindil rather than a separate project.

To read the full consultation report click here