Liveable Cities

In Palmerston for most of the year ambient temperatures and humidity are high. Landscaped spaces and green corridors enhance visual appeal, cool our infrastructure and support physical and mental health of our residents and visitors.

Project information

The Liveable Cities project will increase green cover through tree planting. Grant scheme for property and business owners to assist in upgrading shop fronts and providing shelter. 

Cost and duration

Estimated $3.5 million over 3 years

  • $500,000 committed from the Northern Territory Government
  • $500,000 committed from City of Palmerston


Council is seeking funding partnership between the Federal and the Northern Territory Government. A grant scheme will complement investment by property and business owners.

  • Reduces effects of heat and climate
  • Promotes the viability of small retail and commercial businesses
  • Helps building owners to attract and retain tenants
  • Improves comfort for residents, workers and visitors to the area
  • Creates local jobs by making shopping streets more inviting and interesting places to work and shop
  • Build local community and civic pride among the business community and people of the Palmerston region
  • Provides economic uplift
  • Increases health benefits

Zuccoli Parade Streetscape Project: The beautification of Zuccoli Parade, between Lambrick Avenue and Vitex Street, involves the planting of native trees and grasses across verges, median strips and roundabouts; contributing to the greening, shading and cooling of the area. 

The project commenced in early February 2020 and will extend over 4 months. Short-term traffic control or partial road closures to ensure the safety of contractors and residents will be in place during the term of the works. 

This project is funded by the Northern Territory Government and City of Palmerston.

Download: Project design plans

Temple Terrace Streetscape Project: The beatification of Temple Terrace, Moulden is due to commence in April 2020 and will involve the planting of trees and grasses along the southern verge between Chung Wah Terrace and Kafcaloudes Crescent; contributing to the greening, shading and cooling of the area.

Information on the project will be provided to residents within the vicinity of the project and via a display at the Palmerston Library during February.

This project is funded by the Northern Territory Government and City of Palmerston.

Download: Project design plans

Tree Planting: City of Palmerston is committed to creating and maintaining green spaces to improve the environment, attractiveness and livability of our City.

  • $250,000 - committed from City of Palmerston
  • $100,000 - funding secured from the Northern Territory Government

During 2019/2020, Council is undertaking a significant tree planting program throughout the municipality with 600 new trees being planted from November 2019 - March 2020, providing shade, improving air quality and beautifying our City. 

In addition to these 600 trees, Council has also planted over 100 further trees in response to resident requests and other ad-hoc tree replacements in areas such as the Palmerston CBD and on Emery Avenue. As a result of these programs, residents will see an increase in trees along roads such as Forrest Parade, Bonson Terrace, Temple Terrace, Baldwin Avenue and Woodroffe Avenue.

There have also been many new trees planted in the following parks:  Woodroffe Park, Dunbar Park, Sibbald Park, Marlow Lagoon Recreation Park, Sanctuary Lakes, Geoid Park and Tiverton Park. 

Tree Planting Count and Outcomes

As a tree matures, it can consume 0.5kg of carbon dioxide per annual and releases enough oxygen for a person to breathe for two years. A mature tree will consume up to 22kg of carbon dioxide per year.  The planting of 700 trees will eventually equate to the reduction of 15.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide annually, the same as removing 3.6 cars permanently off the road.

Photos below left to right: suburb of Zuccoli, Woodroffe shops, artist impression of Woodroffe shops, entrance to Zuccoli, artist impression of new entrance to Zuccoli, cnr Temple Tce and Chung Wah Tce, artist impression of cnr Temple Tce and Chung Wah Tce.