The Northern Territory news Thu 1 Nov 2018
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THURSDAY NOVEMBER 1 2018 NEWS 09 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA suggestions didnt guarantee any progress. This does nothing, its a report that basically says do nothing and maybe well do something some time in the future, he said. We have one opportunity a year and thats early in the Wet, and thats what we should be doing now. Alderman Rebecca Want De Rowe said council needed to have the citys beautification efforts at the front of mind, especially in the wake of Cyclone Marcus. I think myself and a few others feel this needs to be a priority, the recommendations in the report puts it on the back burner and on the back of a million other things, she said. Aldermen on the committee also said they didnt have enough time to pull together locations for consideration and they wanted professionals, such as landscapers or architects, to be involved in the decision making. The original report suggested council could spend up to $10 million during the next five years. However, that would not start until the beginning of the next financial year in July. Council did not dismiss the proposals and ideas of the original report but wanted a workshop to occur to bring forward those discussions and plans as soon as possible. Council hopes the workshop will occur this year but await the return of the Tree Re-establishment advisory committee findings. We have one opportunity a year and thats early in the Wet M I C K P A L M E R D A R W I N A L D E R M A N RANGERS are warning people to be Crocwise after a monster crocodile was caught near Katherine. Parks and Wildlife at Borroloola were contacted by local police who reported sightings of a large crocodile swimming upstream at McArthur River. A trap was placed the next day and on October 28, the 4.72m croc was caught at McArthur River Crossing. Acting Chief District Ranger Andrew Peckham said the croc was in poor health and was euthanased. Beauty plan needs work Council report slammed by aldermen DARWIN council aldermen have slammed a plan to rejuvenate the citys aesthetic appeal, labelling it as a cop out. The elected members said works to revitalise Darwins streetscape needed to happen in the coming months and proposed plans from council staff were not practical or timely. Instead a workshop will be conducted for the aldermen and staff to formulate a landscape program and strategy for the municipality. Alderman Mick Palmer said the report was suggesting council staff delay works he thought should be undertaken in the coming months. This (report) is just a cop out, it differs consideration of any spending until the 2019-2020 budget, which wasnt the intent, he said. The intent was to get into it while we could. Mr Palmer said this time of year was perfect to act and the WILL ZWAR This gigantic 4.7m crocodile was found in the McArthur River near Katherine With this weather and the animal not being too well, we didnt want to stress it out any more than it had to be, he said. The crocodile was taken to a local school where rangers gave students a stern reminder of the Territorys dangerous waters. Rangers pull huge croc from river RAPHAELLA SAROUKOS
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