OUR HERITAGE AT RISK - NORTHERN TERRITORY-
Place: Stella Maris Site, Darwin
Threat: Heritage values threatened by uncetrain future for site
This is one of the few remaining undeveloped Lots on the escarpment overlooking the Waterfront at Darwin.
The original Traveller’s Walk (also known as Chinaman’s Walk) that led
up from the wharf area to the town passed through the site. It has links to the former North Australia Railway with one of the few remaining Railway Houses still in existence on the Lot. This house has recently been
declared a heritage place and is being conserved by the Heritage Branch of the government. It was also the site of the Catholic Church’s
Mission to Seamen.
The Church recently handed the lease back to the government and the property is now in
Desired Outcome / Vision:
The Trust believes that this important heritage site must remain in community hands and not be developed with another highrise
block of units. The longer it has no proscribed future, the greater the possibility for inappropriate development.