Howard Springs to Coolalinga Shared Cycle Path

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The Howard Springs to Coolalinga Shared Cycle Path will extend the shared path network from Palmerston through to the new shopping precinct at Coolalinga, giving Territorians healthier travel options.

Construction has commenced on the project and will support the 80+ cyclists that use the existing shared path between Palmerston and Howard Springs each day. The new path will follow the route of the old National Australian Rail Corridor, promoting alternative travel options for residents, visitors and commuters between Coolalinga, Howard Springs, Palmerston and Darwin – significantly extending the regional shared path network.

The path will incorporate hand railings fabricated by Correctional Services, and heritage features which include the remaining structures of two original railway bridges and other elements of the National Australian Rail Corridor – acknowledging the history behind it.

For safety reasons, once the shared path is built, there will be no vehicle access along or across the path. However, a formal crossing will be in place where the path connects to Grice Crescent.


Cost - $3 million

Project commencement – June 2019

Estimated completion- late 2019


Map of shared paths from the Darwin CBD to Coolalinga


Queries can be directed to the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics’ Project Manager, Feroz M Ibrahim on 08 8899 4467 or email

Last updated: 03 July 2019