Palmerston is currently the fastest growing city in the Northern Territory and has briefly in the past held the title of the fastest growing city in Australia. From air-conditioned plazas, 24 hour shopping centres to unique boutiques, Palmerston has everything you could ever want. Palmerston has an extensive selection of art galleries and shops.

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Palmerston is a planned satellite city, it is the second largest city in the Northern Territory. Palmerston is currently the fastest growing city in the Northern Territory and has briefly in the past held the title of the fastest growing city in Australia. Palmerston is situated between the outer industrial areas of Darwin and the rural areas of Howard Springs.

Palmerston has a tropical climate like Darwin with distinct wet and dry seasons. The dry season runs from May to September. In the coolest months of June and July, daily temperature range is 19°C to 30°C.

The city has a network of approximately 32km of bicycle paths, most of which are lit for night-time usage. There is also a public bus service operated by Darwinbus that offers transportation around Palmerston.

Palmerston is best known as the site of the Australian Army's newest barracks, purpose built for the First Brigade as part of the Army Presence in the North Project. The Barracks occupy a total of 700 hectares and personnel are a familiar sight around town.

From air-conditioned plazas, 24 hour shopping centres to unique boutiques, Palmerston has everything you could ever want. Palmerston has an extensive selection of art galleries and shops.

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