Activate Darwin will strategically coordinate the events, activation and promotion of Darwin city. Governed by a Board, Activate Darwin will be a driver of change to help Darwin City realise its potential as an attractive, bustling and connected capital city.

Together with our partners, we will work to improve liveability, community safety and the perception of Darwin city by:

  • Attracting investment, creating and supporting jobs in the City
  • Working to reduce regulation and red tape
  • Improving collaboration and partnerships with businesses
  • Transforming our public spaces to create vibrant, safe and activated areas
  • Creating an identity for Darwin City to tell our story and showcase our past, present and future

To achieve this, we have established a strong and focussed board, comprising of key stakeholders and ambassadors of our City.

Street art mural of a horse on a blue background in West Lane

Our board

  • Bridgette Bellenger (Chair), Department of the Chief Minister
  • Toni Cutler, NT Major Events Company
  • Jason Hanna, Hospitality NT and Director, The Milestone Group
  • David Slama, Department of Trade, Business and Innovation
  • Mel Brautigam, Savvy Social
  • Mark Garraway, Property Council of Australia, NT Branch
  • Michael Hannon, Cullen Bay Marina Management Corporation
  • Greg Thomson, NT News
  • Sam Burke, Darwin Waterfront Corporation
  • Elena Gomatos, Darwin City and Waterfront Retailers Association and Owner, Elements Day Spa
  • Nerida Hart, Walk Darwin
  • Scott Waters, City of Darwin