Latest updates

Keep up to date with the latest news releases on the history and progress of the recommendations of the Katherine and Darwin Regions Flood Mitigation Advisory Committees.

Marrara Detention Basin PFAS Update

The Marrara Detention Basin is part of the Rapid Creek Flood Mitigation program of works, to be constructed on the corner of McMillans Road and Henry Wrigley Drive. As a requirement of the NTEPA, due to the proximity of the site to the Rapid Creek corridor and the Marrara Fire Station, testing for the presence of Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) has been undertaken on this site. The results of the testing has determined the soils within the Marrara Detention Basin site contains trace levels of PFAS which are significantly below the Health Based Guidance Values for PFAS. To view the interim results, refer to the below documents.

Ministerial media releases

Katherine Town Centre Retail and Commercial Analysis Report now available

Katherine Retail and Commercial Analysis Report (764.2 kb)

Katherine, Darwin and Alice Springs Flood Mitigation Reports now available

The Katherine and Darwin Regional Draft Flood Mitigation Reports were released for public comment over a four week period which closed on 11 June 2015.  

The Alice Springs Draft Flood Mitigation Report was released for public comment over a four week period during June and July 2016.

Thank you to all residents and businesses who provided feedback. All comments, feedback and submissions were taken into consideration for the final reports.

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Last updated: 12 October 2017