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The Northern Territory news Thu 1 Nov 2018



The Northern Territory news Thu 1 Nov 2018

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THURSDAY NOVEMBER 1 2018 NEWS 03 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Students take time to smell the roses RAPHAELLA SAROUKOS THE community campaign to keep high-rise apartments out of the inner-city suburb of The Gardens has been won. The Northern Territory Civil and Administrative Tribunal has ruled against the proposed Elysium seven-storey tower development in Blake St going ahead. The members of the NTCAT tribunal said they were not satisfied the proposed development of 4 Blake St contributed to improving the amenity of the Blake St Precinct as an inner city mixeduse area. They said they had decided the proposed development did not create a landmark development through high architectural quality and distinctive streetscapes. We find that the proposed development is not a landmark development as required, the tribunal said. Consequently the determination of the consent authority to approve the development would result in an outcome manifestly contrary to a pro NTCAT rejects Blake St towers vision of the Northern Territory Planning Scheme. Accordingly, pursuant to section 130(4)(b) of the Planning Act we order that: The determination of the first respondent dated 9 May 2018 relating to Lot 7820 (4) Blake Street, Town of Darwin, is revoked. Planning for Peoples Carol Phayer said the decision was a win for people power. Wow, a four-year battle of the Blake St development has been won, proving that people power does work, Ms Phayer said. Thanks to NTCAT for seeing the logic, but what a shame that the general public and the developer have had to fight this for over four years at a big cost to both parties. We were able to prove that this was not a landmark development, but just another unit development, which would be fine in the right area. The development was not a bad one, but was not suited to the area. This three street suburb already has serious traffic and parking issues. We need to look after and listen to our residents or we will lose more. GARY SHIPWAY Wulagi Primary School students Shaylen Wheeler, 6, Djarri Dingo, 7, Pandi Neto, 7, and Nya Modra (front), 6, will be taking part in National Outdoor Classroom Day Picture: MICHAEL FRANCHI Alleged Keno scammers due in court POLICE have charged two people after they allegedly scammed a Keno customer of more than $50,000 by swiping a winning ticket. Investigators say the victim bought the winning ticket from a licensed premises where an employee allegedly led him to believe he had not won. The ticket then allegedly came into the possession of an accomplice of the employee and cash believed to be part of the winnings was later seized in a raid of the accomplices home. The 35-year-old employee and 36-year-old accomplice were each charged with one count of criminal deception and stealing. They are due to appear in the Darwin Local Court on November 26. TODAY students at Wulagi Primary School will trade the classroom for nature to celebrate Outdoor Classroom Day. About 140 students will learn and play among the trees in Wulagi Primarys Garden, a sanctuary where they grow vegetables, tend to chickens and a rooster, study and grow plants. Students Nya Modra, 6, and Shaylen Wheeler, 6, were excited to learn beneath the sun. We get to see all the trees, and learn about plants and safety in the garden, Nya said. Its a nice breeze out here, Shaylen said. Assistant principal May Martin said outdoor learning was an important part of the school. We encourage kids to see every environment as the third teacher, she said. We believe if we can cross over whats happening in the classroom to what happens in nature, then theyll get the fact that learning is everywhere. In the garden, students will participate in many activities including art and gardening. Ms Martin said the garden enabled students to grow their imagination, social and emotional skills, and soak up some vitamin D. They need a little bit of grounding, a bit of earth under their toes, sunshine and a lot of laughter, she said. Outdoor Classroom Day is a global initiative to inspire outdoor learning and play. Across Australia 1442 schools are learning in nature today, with 35 schools participating in the Territory. New caravan park to feature fish A NEW caravan park at Howard Springs has been flagged for development. The site, at 175 Bowhunters Rd, would allow for 14 caravans and three cabins alongside the nearby lagoon, which has been stocked with fish. The previous owners of the land operated a dog boarding kennel, which has since closed its doors. An application to the Planning Department says the park would be a gathering place for people already in the area and repeat visitors had already established seating and fishing rod holders at the lagoon edge. The proposal is currently open for submissions on the Planning Departments website, but these will close on November 16.

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