Greening our roads
Six locations in Darwin and Palmerston are part of a $3.2 million upgrade to green spaces on urban roads.
The Northern Territory Government recognises the important role of creating green space not only in parks and other community areas, but also along road corridors to provide a more liveable and green environment for Territorians.
The Green Space project will result in the beautification of key intersections and entry statements on urban roads through significant landscaping works.
The works include irrigation, planting, grassing, signage, lighting and landscaping within verges and medians of selected roads and intersections.
Locations used frequently by tourists such as the Darwin Airport entrance at the Henry Wrigley Drive/McMillans Drive intersection and the Stuart Highway/Bagot Road intersection overpass will be targeted through the project.
The $235,000 beautification of Tiger Brennan Drive at Tipperary Waters is now complete and $400,000 of landscaping works has begun at the Stuart Highway/ Temple Terrace intersection to enhance the entrance to Palmerston Hospital and provide a screening effect for adjacent housing.
Local landscaping businesses being used on the Green Space project to support jobs for Territorians include Water Dynamics, Gimbles, Paradise Landscaping, Clouston, Mode Design and The Landscape Studio.