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CITY OF DARWIN RELEASES ANNUAL REPORT

Written by on 17/11/2022

The City of Darwin has just released its Annual Report for 2021/22 and it makes for some interesting reading, especially if you would like to know who the council is, what they do and what’s been achieved in the last financial year.

Some of the highlights, interesting snapshots and fun facts include the following:

  • Rounds 8, 9 and 10 of the highly successful myDarwin vouchers program were released. This injected more than $3.825 million to support the local retail, tourism and hospitality sectors. The program was established in response to the economic impact from COVID 19
  • Construction of an Australian-first and state-of-the-art treatment plant to manage leachate at Shoal Bay Waste Management Facility took place.
  • More than 12,500 native trees, plants, shrubs, grasses and groundcovers were given away to the community at the popular ongoing Native Plant Giveaway Program
  • Darwin’s first all-abilities playground at Jingili Water Gardens became a National Finalist for the 2022 Playspace Award at the Parks & Leisure Conference
  • The 80th Anniversary of Bombing of Darwin event took place and was livestreamed globally
  • 44 citizenship ceremony were held in 2021/22 with 1631 community members becoming new Australian Citizens, representing 89 different countries.
  • The annual cyclone clean up saw over 605 tonnes of material removed from verges across the municipality – this figure was actually down on previous years.
  • When it comes to the furry friends, there are 8144 dogs and 1562 cats registered in the Darwin area. 22 animal behaviour workshops were conducted, there were 23 Walk n Wag activities took place and 639 barking reports were investigated.
  • Across the 4 libraries, Casuarina, Darwin City, Nightcliff and Karama there were 431,564 library visits, with a total of 970 events held. There were also 87,988 internet sessions on PC’s and library Wi-Fi and17,305 children and their parents/carers attended the fun bus.
  • The new media digitisation station at Darwin City Library has become very popular with those wanting to convert their analogue memories to a digital format. 3D printing is also still a very popular activity.
  • Paystay has been a payment option for carparking in the city since 2018 and it has now become the most popular method of payment in both on and off-street parking areas accounting for over 65 percent of all payments received.
  • There were 3784 attendances at Healthy Darwin weekly physical activities sessions and 270 attendances at healthy lifestyle workshops & short courses.

To do a deep dive on this and learn more about the diverse range of service, activities and other DCC initiatives – click below to view the full report.

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