Creating Jobs: Investing in Palmerston’s Future

Palmerstonis the Territorys fastest-growing city and to support this thriving community,the Territory Labor Government is working with the City of Palmerston torevitalise the family capital of the Northern Territory.

TheNT Government is investing $4.95 million into Palmerston to create jobs, improve the lifestyle of local residents and attract morepeople to the area.

Thegrant projects include:

ConnectedPathways Walking and biking are part of daily travel and is a cornerstone for thequality of life in Palmerston. Stage 1 of this project will provide a highlyinterconnected path network in various areas of Palmerston for all ages andabilities to increase access, safety and convenience for the community.

SchoolZone Road Safety Improvements The Council, in partnership with the NorthernTerritory Government has recently installed permanent electronic speed limitsigns at nine different school zones. The signs have been proven effective increating safer school zones and more signs will be rolled out to schools inPalmerston, including Zuccoli Primary School.

Greeningand Cooling the City A significant tree-planting program across the city andlandscaping works to the southern end of Temple Terrace has been identified toimprove the environment, attractiveness and liveability for the community.

CommunitySafety Over170 laneways provide connectivity for the community and a number of thesenarrow laneways have been identified as anti-social hotspots. New treatmentsincluding new lighting will be implemented to increase safety across the city.

PalmerstonLibrary Upgrades Thelibrary services Palmerston and the regional area, with more than 150,000people visiting each year. A review of the design and needs will be undertaken,and a plan for renewal and refurbishment to ensure the Library continues tomeet the needs of the growing community.

MitchellCreek and Escarpment Feasibility and Operations Study An opportunity hasbeen identified to further protect and maintain this valuable ecosystem whilstexploring opportunities to boost tourism and community infrastructure throughengagement with groups like the Larrakia people, friends of Mitchell Creek andthe community.

PalmerstonAquatic Centre Upgrades Part of the Pr6ject initiatives this project willdeliver a renewed facility to cater for the growing needs of the community anda Family City.

CommunitySafety Public Lighting – Various public spaces have been identified as poorly litresulting in potential community safety issues. These include roads and publicspaces. A staged program has been developed to improve lighting in these areasover a number of years.

PalmerstonSmart City Program – TheNT Government in partnership with the Australian Federal Government and Councilwill be delivering smart city technology initiatives in Palmerston designed toimprove liveability, deliver efficiencies and contribute to a more sustainablecommunity.

TheTerritory Labor Government today also released a discussion paper on an areaplan for Central Palmerston. This will provide a roadmap for land use anddevelopment, and accommodate future residential and commercial growth in thearea.

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