Darwin Heat Mitigation and Adaptation Strategy

December 2nd, 2021

The Northern Territory Government, in partnership with the Australian Government, City of Darwin and the Darwin Living Lab, led by Australia’s national science agency CSIRO, has published the Feeling Cooler in Darwin: Darwin Heat Mitigation and Adaptation Strategy.

The Strategy is a key deliverable of the Darwin City Deal – a ten year partnership between the Commonwealth Government, Northern Territory Government and City of Darwin that aims to position Darwin as a vibrant and liveable city.

The Strategy aims to help people adapt to Darwin’s future heat-related climate challenges, using heat mitigation methods to shade and cool the city, and reduce heat-related health challenges. The Darwin Living Lab will collaborate with partners to implement actions under the Strategy. The Darwin Living Lab will review the Strategy every three years to monitor and evaluate progress and to inform further action.