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Creating Jobs: Playground Precinct at Myilly Point for Top End Families

A tender to design and construct a Playground Precinct and landscaping at Myilly Point has been released.

These works will acknowledge the history and cultural significance of this site to the Stolen Generation of the Kahlin Compound.

This project at Myilly Point will benefit the community by creating cool active spaces for all to enjoy and will include:

A Youth Zone which will provide:

An Adventure Play Zone including:

Additionally Myilly Point will have a:

This project will enable broader development of the site at a later time should this be required.

Works are set to begin September 2019 and are anticipated for completion in February 2020.

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Quotes from the Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics, Eva Lawler:

“We understand how important Myilly Point is for many Territorians and these works aim to complement and enhance the usability of this key public space - providing an attractive family friendly park for all to enjoy.

“The Territory Labor Government’s priority is jobs for Territorians and this project will support more than 15 local jobs.

“This project at Myilly Point will allow important restoration works to be undertaken that will acknowledge the history and cultural significance of the site in consultation with the local community.”

Member for Port Darwin, Paul Kirby:

“As the local member I've been pushing for some time to upgrade and activate Myilly Point and it is exciting that the people of Port Darwin and the Northern Suburbs will soon be able to use the reserve as a space to enjoy fun, recreational activities.

“This project will provide the local community with an attractive park to enjoy, while still allowing for any iconic Territory statement on the site when the opportunity presents.”

Media Contact: Ellie Clancy 0436 646 689