Darwin Harbour
Integrated Report Card

Lifestyles & Recreation

Lifestyles and recreation was identified through stakeholder consultation as being a key value for a healthy Darwin Harbour. Lifestyles and recreation for those living and enjoying the Darwin Harbour region were assessed using two indicators – park visitation and air quality. Information on both indicators was sourced from NT DEPWS.

Information on the indicators used to assess this value can be found below:

Air Quality

Park Visitation Numbers

"Sunset return - Darwin Harbour, NT, Australia" by Geoff Whalan is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

Recommendations

Monitor decreasing visitation to parks and reserves during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Set upper thresholds on the carrying capacity of these parks to guarantee a sustainable future for the management and biodiversity of these parks and reserves. Address stakeholder concerns about poor air quality, which is not currently reflected in this report card grade or other reporting mechanisms (e.g. State of the Environment reporting). Investigate and develop other indicators for lifestyles and recreation such as recreational fishing.