Palmerston, a satellite city to Darwin, is the second largest city in the Northern Territory, Australia. It has a population of some 24,000 people (2012 estimate), and is one of the fastest growing cities in Australia.
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OASIS Shopping Centre, Palmerston
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More on PalmerstonPalmerston was named after Lord Palmerston, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in 1855. The name was intended for Darwin, and in fact it was called Palmerston in the beginning, but changed to Port Darwin in 1911, and eventually simply Darwin.
In 1980, to provide more land for housing, a new satellite city to Darwin was planned. In 1980, the name Palmerston was selected. The new township was planned in stages, with a few suburbs built at a time. This allowed controlled growth of Palmerston, which today has some 18 suburbs. In the year 2000 the Palmerston Town Council was renamed the City of Palmerston.
Palmerston is largely a residential city. It does have two light industrial areas located on the northern part. The majority of the people in Palmerston are employed in public administration and safety industry. Shopping centers in Palmerston include Palmerston Shopping Centre, OASIS Shopping Centre and Palm City Oasis. National retail outlets include Target, Coles Supermarket and Woolworths.
Visiting PalmerstonPalmerston is located to the east of Darwin on National Route 1 (Stuart Highway).