Casuarina, Northern Territory

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Casuarina
DarwinNorthern Territory
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A walk at Casuarina Beach
Population 6,590 (2006)[1]
Postcode(s) 0810
Location 14 km (9 mi) from Darwin
LGA(s) City of Darwin
Territory electorate(s) Casuarina
Federal Division(s) Solomon
Suburbs around Casuarina:
Brinkin Nakara Wanguri
Timor Sea Casuarina Wanguri
Alawa Alawa Wagaman

Casuarina is one of the northern suburbs of Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.

It is home to the largest shopping centre in the Northern Territory, called Casuarina Square. Casuarina is a small suburb taking in the large shopping and business area and the adjoining emergency service facilities/ buildings.

History[edit]

Casuarina derives its suburban name from the casuarina trees that grow along the nearby Casuarina Beach. Casuarina was the name used in the early 1960s for the proposed main business area in the northern suburbs.

Transport[edit]

Casuarina is a base for one of three interchanges for the Darwin bus service which is located at Casuarina Square, just below Woolworths. From here, travellers can ride buses directly to the Darwin or Palmerston interchanges, or on looped paths that eventually return to the Casuarina interchange.

Casuarina Interchange

In late 2010, Vice President of The Northern Territory Transport Authority, David Rivett, authorised the introduction of the "Orbital Link" bus routes, that serve as express bus services to the Darwin and Palmerston bus interchanges. These services only run on weekdays and are intended to alleviate common travel difficulties encountered by those travelling to work and school in the peak hours of the day.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Casuarina (State Electoral Division)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 6 August 2010. 

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Coordinates: 12°22.4′S 130°52.9′E / 12.3733°S 130.8817°E / -12.3733; 130.8817