Darwin recovers

City of Darwin staff and contractors continue to complete infrastructure and playground repairs in parks and open spaces, following Cyclone Marcus in March this year.

The installation and maintenance of shade sails have been completed at several city parks with further works due to end by the end of the month.

More playground equipment is being delivered and is due to be installed by mid-November.

Preparation works including kerb and footings have already been completed ready for installation.

Infrastructure works at the 51 Darwin parks affected by Cyclone Marcus are also now complete. These include pathway repairs, repairs to chairs and water fountains, park lighting and replacement of damaged poles that support the shade structures.

Lord Mayor, Kon Vatskalis, said, “Our staff and contractors are working very hard to get our parks and gardens fully operational once again, so members of the community and visitors can take advantage of our lovely open spaces.

“We will be working on cyclone recovery for some time, particularly with the tree replanting, but it is definitely heartening to see some tangible progress happening across Darwin.”

City of Darwin is continuing to make assessments of damage caused by Cyclone Marcus.