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Malak - Marrara

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Malak - Marrara is 4,842, with a population density of 11.66 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Malak - Marrara is bounded by McMillans Road, Matthews Road and Patterson Street in the north, Vanderlin Drive, Mueller Road, McMillans Road and the CSIRO Darwin Laboratory in the east, the Darwin International Airport in the south and Henry Wrigley Drive in the west.

Name origin

Malak is named after an Aboriginal tribe. Marrara is thought to be derived from an Aboriginal word.

Settlement history

Development of the area was primarily during the 1970s and 1980s. The suburb of Marrara was developed by the Darwin Golf Club in order to develop the greens. The population declined slightly during the 1990s, and then was relatively stable between 2001 and 2011, a result of little change in dwelling stock.

Land use

Malak - Marrara is a residential area with extensive parklands and community facilities.

Major features

Major features of the area include Marrara Sporting Complex, Larrakia Park (Darwin Football Stadium), Darwin Golf Club, Malak Oval, Northlakes Shopping Centre, Malak Shopping Centre, Malak Community Centre and a number of schools.