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Will Bagot Be Turned Into a Suburb?

The Northern Territory Government and Larrakia Development Corporation (LDC) are discussing a potential plan to develop Bagot, Darwin's largest Aboriginal community, into a 'normal' suburb.

While there is no formal agreement or development consent yet, plans so far include providing affordable housing for current residents.

Deputy Chief Minister Dave Tollner has long backed the creation of a new suburb and told Northern Territory News, September 16, that it is an "election commitment." He said current residents will have the option to own their homes or rent them from Territory Housing.

Yilli Rreung Housing Aboriginal Corporation (YRHAC) Chief Executive Colin Tidswell said the plans would incorporate ideas from the community, including the provision of low-cost housing for existing residents.

Those interested in real estate in Darwin might want to keep an eye on developments because the new suburb may also include other privately owned houses.

Bagot is in the heart of Darwin, and the proposed plan would see it included as a part of neighbouring suburb, Ludmilla.

The possibility of a new housing development could appeal to those interested in real estate in Darwin, and renewed discussion shows how Darwin caters for community members from all ethnic backgrounds.

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