Consultation on Kahlin Compound and Old Hospital Site and Flagstaff Park Concept Plan
Mitchell Street to Myilly Point (1979)
Northern Territory Government Photographer Collection, NT Library
Flagstaff House (1940)
Herbert Wong Collection, NT Library
The Planning Commission produced a draft concept plan to reconsider options for potential development of the Kahlin Compound and Old Hospital site and Myilly Point, including Flagstaff Park.
Consultations were completed in June 2014, following community and stakeholder feedback.
Previous consultation had highlighted the strong values and emotional ties the community has with these sites, including Larrakia cultural ties, commemoration of the Kahlin Compound, the history of the Old Hospital, the Myilly Point Heritage Precinct, Cyclone Tracy and World War II.
The Commission considered feedback from previous consultations and developed a draft concept plan that accorded with the principles of the Darwin City Centre Master Plan that accorded with the principles of the Darwin City Centre Master Plan and respected the need for community spaces and the heritage values of both sides.
The Commission determined any potential development of the site should be of high quality, economically viable and respect the values of nearby residents and key stakeholder groups to create a premier residential area that complements existing development. The concept plan was intentionally flexible to invite feedback on what level and style of development the community considered appropriate for the site.
The draft concept plan was exhibited during May and June of 2014. From the feedback received during the consultation period, a revised plan and consultation report (prepared by independent consultants Michels Warren Munday) was provided to the then Minister for Lands, Planning and the Environment, the Hon Peter Chandler MLA, on 6 August 2014 for his consideration.