Habitat protected for special owl
Rapid Creek is home to the rare Rufous Owl, its presence highlights the significance of the monsoon rainforest lining the creek (owl pictured clasping its latest meal at Rapid Creek, January 2019). Thanks to efforts of landcare group members and City of Darwin aldermen, the Darwin International Airport drilled their new rising sewer main right underneath Rapid Creek and the surrounding rainforest. The airport’s original plan was to trench the sewer through the owl’s habitat, clearing a wide swathe of vegetation. Read the City of Darwin papers here.