Partnering with City of Darwin
Early in 2017 Living Water Smart and City of Darwin embarked on a joint green space assessment program. The aim was to assess and identify opportunities for water efficiency at Darwin’s popular parks, ovals and reserves.
The program involves working with City of Darwin officers along with engaging irrigation specialists to visit and analyse 19 public green spaces. These are well used and much loved community places such as sporting ovals located within Darwin suburbs, reserves such as East Point and Nightcliff Foreshore, and family parks such as Jingili Water Gardens and Lyons Park.
Each of these sites had the irrigation, soil and plant type evaluated and analysed to establish water use requirements and areas for improvement. This information is contributing towards a better understanding of what is needed to create and maintain a vibrant, healthy public green space in Darwin.