Proposed expansion of the City of Palmerston local government boundary


The Northern Territory Government is proposing to expand the City of Palmerston local government boundary to include unincorporated land in the region and is now seeking public submissions.

Parts of Berrimah (including the Northcrest residential development), Elrundie, Tivendale and Wishart areas are currently located outside the local government boundary.

The move would offer residents and land owners the benefits of being in a Council area such as:

  • local representation
  • opportunity for involvement in community planning through transparent council processes
  • council advocacy for community benefit with other spheres of government
  • council-maintained community infrastructure
  • council administration of by-laws to assist with matters such as animal management.

Changes would also mean rates, currently paid to the NT Government, would be received by the City of Palmerston.

The Government is interested in the views of the public, particularly landowners and residents in the current City of Palmerston area, and the areas for which incorporation into the City of Palmerston is proposed.

The Government will consider public feedback before making a final decision.

An information paper outlining this proposal invites public feedback either through the Have Your Say engagement platform or by direct mail or email.


Local Government and Community Development
Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet
GPO Box 4621, Darwin NT 0801


The closing date for responses is 30 June 2021.

Proposed expansion of the City of Palmerston

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