City of Darwin’s $3.7M Daly Street beautification project has today been completed, on time and on budget, with the project led and delivered by City of Darwin staff.
Lord Mayor Kon Vatskalis said he was delighted the project was complete. “This is a legacy project for Council that has transformed a major road into a stunning entrance that befits our tropical city.”
“I’m incredibly proud of the hard work our staff, supported by the Green Army, have done to complete this major project.”
“Even the restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic have failed to deter the positive spirit of our staff. They have shown incredible focus and dedication to complete this project on time, despite the constraints imposed.”
“The finished product is a vast improvement on what commuters have had to look at for more than 20 years. After just one wet season the trees and shrubs that have been planted on Daly Street will really start to develop, providing commuters with a wonderful aesthetic.”
Great care has gone into choosing trees and shrubs for the site that will thrive in this location, as well as provide colour, greenery and shade.
In keeping with an ongoing commitment to beautification and tree planting, City of Darwin has committed a further $3.8M toward these projects across the municipality throughout 2020/21.
“My focus continues to be on beautifying our city,” concluded Lord Mayor Vatskalis “we all want to live in a beautiful city and it is our job at Council to deliver just that.”
Extensive landscaping at Daly Street includes:
More than 9,500 plants and shrubs including 120 trees
2.3 km of new footpaths and curbing
3,000 cubic metres of topsoil
1600 square metres of turf and
500 cubic metres of mulch.
Final asphalting and new lighting will be installed at Daly Street in July, with the delay to completion caused by COVID-19 related interruptions to transport.