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Larrakeyah - The Gardens

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Larrakeyah - The Gardens is 4,793, with a population density of 14.04 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Larrakeyah - The Gardens is bounded by Conacher Street, East Point Road and Gilruth Avenue in the north, Salonika Street and the bicycle track, Mirambeena Street, Hood Terrace, Gardens Road, Dashwood Crescent, Packard Place, Mitchell Street and Daly Street in the east and the Timor Sea foreshore in the south and west.

Name origin

Larrakeyah is named after an Aboriginal tribe. The Gardens is named after the Botanic Gardens which are located in the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area originated in the late 1800s when the Botanic Gardens were created, with further development in 1911 when Myilly Point in Larrakeyah was established as a residential area for senior public servants. Significant development of the area occurred from the late 1960s when The Gardens suburb was established. The population and dwelling stock increased during the 1990s (particularly in the Cullen Bay area in Larrakeyah), and then were relatively stable between 2001 and 2011.

Land use

Larrakeyah - The Gardens is an established residential and military area.

Major features

Major features of the area include George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, Skycity Darwin Casino, Gardens Park Golf Links, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Mindil Beach, Da Costa Park, Kahlin Oval, Mindil Beach Reserve, Myilly Point Park, The Gardens Ovals, Aquascene Fish Feeding, Larrakeyah Barracks, HMAS Coonawarra, Cullen Bay Marina, Myilly Point Heritage Precinct, Mindil Beach Markets, Mandorah Ferry Terminal and a number of schools.