The second largest and fastest growing city in the Northern Territory, Palmerston is a regional hub with a promising future, positioning itself as the Family Capital of the Northern Territory and “A Place for People”.
Palmerston boasts more than 36,000 residents who are supported by lifestyle options including multiple shopping centres, a PGA tournament standard public golf course, a waterpark, fitness and aquatic centre, numerous schools and the recently opened Palmerston Regional Hospital, all of which support families who choose to call our city home. With almost universal NBN coverage and a young, tech savvy population, Palmerston is becoming a hub for digital innovation through e-gaming, the Top End’s annual Geek Fest and our collaboration on Smart City opportunities. 
Covering four Northern Territory electorates and two Federal electorates, Palmerston is also a hub for the surrounding region of approximately 20,000 residents and the City of Palmerston continues to work collaboratively with its neighbours on infrastructure and public policy.

Pr6jects outlines the initiatives and projects Council is proposing to support the region’s future growth. These projects will have significant benefits to our community, including:

  • More open space and family friendly community facilities
  • Greater lifestyle choices, especially for youth
  • Local jobs
  • Fighting crime
  • Leveraging Smart City opportunities
  • Lower energy costs and reduced carbon emissions
  • Increase our urban forest
  • Alternative energy and income sources