A Darwin Landcare Group

Rapid Creek Landcare Group


About Rapid Creek Landcare Group

Our goals

  • Restore and protect natural ecosystems within the Rapid Creek catchment
  • Promote the implementation of the broad concepts and principles outlined in the Rapid Creek Management Plan, 1994
  • Establish and maintain links with and between community groups, landholders and other stakeholders in the Rapid Creek catchment to facilitate understanding and support
  • Involve the community in the management and enjoyment of the Rapid Creek open space land
  • Develop understanding in the community of the natural values and cultural heritage of the Rapid Creek catchment and of land, flora and fauna conservation
  • Undertake other Landcare activities as appropriate

Group activities

  • Regular working bees
  • Advocacy
  • Community education
  • Weed management
  • Tree planting
  • Access control
  • Interpretive displays
  • Attend field days, workshops and forums
  • A member of the Rapid Creek Water Advisory Committee
  • Writing policy submissions to inform local development decisions

Group News

The Rapid Creek Catchment

The Rapid Creek Landcare Group acknowledges the Larrakia people as traditional owners and custodians of Gurambai. Gurambai is the Larrakia name for Rapid Creek and means elbow, referring to the shape of the creek at the saltwater end, towards the mouth of the creek. Larrakia people know that long time Darwin residents also call this creek ‘Freshwater’, the Larrakia name for all freshwater is Karoewa.  Rapid Creek flows through the northern suburbs of Darwin.

The Rapid Creek Catchment

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