Manigurr-ma Village at Howard Springs
Construction on stage one of the Accommodation Village at Howard Springs has been completed. The official opening event took place on 18 September, 2013. Eventually up to 3,500 fly-in, fly-out construction workers are expected to call the village home after stage four is completed in mid-2014.
Called Manigurr-ma, the village is named after the Larrakia term for the Stringy Bark tree. In traditional times, the tree bark was used in artwork and as a ground cover or to build shelters, hence the connection to accommodation.
The village was designed so that residents would be living near enough to Darwin to be involved in the local community and economy, but at the same time at such a distance as to minimise their impact on the local housing market and key services. The 67 hectare village has a 50-seat cinema, outdoor beach volleyball court, cardio and spin room, gym, pool, music room, basketball and tennis courts, cricket nets, internet café, shop and much more.
Contact numbers: Onshore construction community feedback 1300 724 795