Why A Second Term?

People have asked me why I want to do a second term as Lord Mayor.  The answer is simple, I love this community and I believe there is so much more to do. When I came into Council in 2012 I had a lot to learn about the workings of the body corporate that is … Continue reading Why A Second Term?


GUEST BLOG: Darwin – My Home by Maisie Austin OAM


Maisie Austin OAM has been awarded The Order of Australia Medal, the Australian Sports Medal and inducted into the Northern Territory Sports Hall of Fame. I am honoured she has agreed to be my guest posters this week and shares her memories of Darwin and the uniqueness of what makes this place she calls home … Continue reading GUEST BLOG: Darwin – My Home by Maisie Austin OAM

Junkets or Job?

There is a lot of cynicism about the Sister Cities program. Is the Sister City program of value to the City of Darwin and the community we serve? Are delegations to the Sister Cities a junket or part of the job? A recent review of the Sister City program indicated that, yes, there is value … Continue reading Junkets or Job?

A Productive Bustling City Centre – A personal perspective

Cities were created by people. To live in, to transact commerce, to communicate and to socialise. Darwin is no different. To achieve the vision of a productive, bustling city centre we need to continue to think big, but not lose the essence of what makes Darwin unique. Achieving the Vision The vision of the City … Continue reading A Productive Bustling City Centre – A personal perspective

GUEST BLOG: Evolving for Darwin – Amy Hetherington

As Lord Mayor, I get to meet so many people from all walks of life. I recently had the idea of using my blog to spotlight some of the wonderful individuals within our Darwin community.  I hope you’ll enjoy this new feature of my blog. Amy Hetherington is a comedian, business owner, arts worker and … Continue reading GUEST BLOG: Evolving for Darwin – Amy Hetherington

A Harmonious Community

Next week we will be celebrating Harmony Day, 21 March, a day when Australia celebrates its cultural diversity. It is fitting that we have a significant celebration here in the Capital City of Darwin that is a beacon of a harmonious multi-cultural community. Celebrations Our celebrations include a Citizenship Ceremony for a record breaking 300 … Continue reading A Harmonious Community