News Archive



Crime Does Pay, For Some

Outrageously Minister Tollner has chosen to rezone the land that has been illegally cleared at 1 Boulter Road. Find out more here.

New Water Advisory Committee

The Rapid Creek Landcare Group looks forward to participating in the new Rapid Creek Water Advisory Committee. Read our report to the new committee here.

Another Successful Clean Up

Another great Clean Up Australia Day was held in March. 65 volunteers collected over 60 bags of rubbish and large items like mattresses and a shopping trolley from the Rapid Creek mangroves. A big thanks to the Clontarf Foundation students for their hard work.


Birdwatching List Launched at Open Garden

The Rapid Creek Birdwatching List was launched at the Rapid Creek Landcare Group’s cafe at the Top End Native Garden Open. The day was run in conjunction with the Top End Native Plant Society and was a great success.

  1. Download the Birdwatching List here

  2. Or contact us for a printed copy

Healthy Darwin Walk

The Rapid Creek Landcare Group hosted a City of Darwin “Healthy Darwin” walk. Walkers enjoyed exploring the creek and hearing experts talk about management of the creek and the work the group does. This was followed by a morning tea at the Jingilli water gardens.

Bollards to Protect Rapid Creek

Minister Higgins has announced funding to prevent inappropriate access to Yankee Pools from the Mararra netball courts. The Minister (centre) is pictured with Lisa, Lesley and Gill (and Wylie) from the Landcare Group and Shelley, Laurie and Sandra from Netball NT.

  1. Minister Higgins’ article  Media release

  2. Read more about our work at Yankee Pools

Great Turn Out at Beach & Mangrove Clean Up

Around 100 volunteers worked at the mouth of Rapid Creek for Clean Up Australia Day. Sites were coordinated by Rapid Creek Landcare Group and CDU Enviro Collective. Clontarf Foundation students from 7 schools made a huge contribution to the day. Thanks to Casuarina Coastal Reserve rangers for taking the rubbish away at the end.

  1. NT News story

  2. CDU Enviro Collective story


Group Helps at Airport Planting

Members of the Rapid Creek Landcare Group joined the Darwin International Airport at a community planting day. Volunteers planted up a woodland alongside the Gurambai Trail in the newly expanded Rapid Creek Reserve at the Airport.

  1. Check out this movie of the planting action

  2. Find the Gurambai Trail on this map

Our Volunteers Recognised

Rebecca, Jasper, Mary, Michael and Lesley represented the Landcare Group’s volunteers at the Lord Mayor’s ‘Volunteer Appreciation Day’. They are pictured here with the Lord Mayor, Katrina Fong Lim.


Alan Stanger Memorial Planting

Alan Stanger’s family and friends held a memorial tree planting in the Rapid Creek conservation corridor. Alan was instrumental in the community action that led to the conservation zone on the Jingili side of Rapid Creek. Alan died in 2013. Read more about the day here.


Member Wins Award

At the NT Volunteer of the Year Awards, one of the group’s members, Tara Price, was acknowledged for her enthusiastic and tireless work for the group. Tara was presented a Most Valuable Volunteer Certificate by the acting Chief Minister Delia Lawrie.


Our Local Hero

Long term leader of the Rapid Creek Landcare Group, Peter O’Hagan, won the Local Hero Award NT. Peter won this award  for his involvement in Clean Up Australia Day. For more information visit Clean Up Australia Day.