The Northern Territory news Sat 22 Sep 2018
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SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 22 2018 NEWS 15 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA EXPRESSIONS of interest are being sought from developers, operators and investors to build and operate a seniors lifestyle purpose-built accommodation village in the Darwin rural area. A KPMG feasibility study conducted in 2017 found there is a demand for seniors accommodation in the rural area and the Territory Labor Government has identified a Crown land site option about 29km south east of Darwin and 10km south east of Palmerston. The area is part of a growing commercial precinct with major national retailers and speciality shops, boasting seven recreation nature reserves nearby and is close to services and transport in Coolalinga, and the newly opened Palmerston Regional Hospital. Proponents will also have the option to identify other privately held sites in the rural area as part of the EOI process. Registration for interested parties opens today and the EOI commences on September 27. To find out more information, visit www.business.nt.gov.au/seniorsaccomm or contact email@example.com. Top End seniors village planned Shops in signs of anger Trader slams council over advertising code review A review by Darwin council is putting advertising signs such as these ones in Smith St Mall in Darwin under the microscope in a move that has drawn criticism from traders Picture: KERI MEGELUS DARWIN Council should be focusing on more important issues than advertising signage in the current economic climate, a city trader said. Cafe 21 owner Jenny Um said the review into the councils outdoor advertising signs code should only involve the business community. I dont think it is healthy we involve the broader community with an issue about business, she said. Most people dont understand what it takes to open and shut a business door on a daily basis and commit to all the liabilities it takes to run a business. They dont understand the dynamics we go through every single day. Surely council has more important issues to discuss than signage. Ms Um has previously criticised the council for its lack of action on anti-social behaviour. She said signage was critical to her business. One of her signs on a fence at the Daly St roundabout has been included in the fact sheet. The sign is considered third-party signage because it is not directly attached to her premises in Smith St near Uncle Sams. A couple of months ago we had a special $9 for a bacon and egg roll with a coffee, she said. Without the signage on average we sold about 16 between 6am and midday. When we put the sign up the record was 102 between 6am and midday. People need to be reminded of whats available. People dont necessarily respond to regular advertising in my experience. On average signage adds about 15 per cent to our business turnover. It works like a loss leader where you entice people to come in the door and then they buy something else. If council restricted our ability on signage it will make or break our business we cant afford to have an extra rope around our neck, that 15 per cent in the current climate is critical. The Darwin council started the public consultation component of its signs code on September 10. It will close on Friday, October 5. As part of its Engage Darwin process, a fact sheet has been produced with examples of the different types of business signage. ASHLEY MANICAROS Signage adds about 15 per cent to our turnover J E N N Y U M , B U S I N E S S O W N E R Invitation for Public Submissions: NT Code of Practice for Responsible Gambling The NT Code of Practice for Responsible Gambling (NT Code) is designed to give clear mandatory guidelines to gambling operators on how they are required to help to reduce the harms associated with problem gambling. For more information, the NT Code can be found on the NT Government website. The Australian National University is conducting a review of the NT Code. We are inviting public submissions on: a) awareness of and compliance with the NT Code; b) eff ectiveness of the NT Code; c) the role that gambling plays for individuals, organisations, venues in the NT. Submissions close COB: 12 November 2018. Please clearly indicate if you require your submission to be anonymous. Please send submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org OR NT Code of Practice Study, Centre for Gambling Research, Beryl Rawson Building, The Australian National University, Acton, ACT, 2601 DEPARTMENT OF THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL AND JUSTICE Community Benefit Fund information sessions Does your community project or event need some support with extra funding? Applications are now open for the Community Benefit Fund (CBF) grants and our information sessions will discuss eligibility, whats available, and how to apply. Grants now open Major Community Grants and Major Community Events Grants of up to $250 000 are open until 31 October 2018. Minor Community Grants up to $15 000 will remain open. Information sessions Location Date Time Venue Darwin 24 September 2018 6 pm Museum and Art Gallery NT Palmerston 25 September 2018 6 pm Rydges Hotel Palmerston You can notify your interest or seek further information by contacting the CBF team on 1300 650 153 or email email@example.com Territory-based non-profit organisations are encouraged to apply. For more information on eligibility visit nt.gov.au/cbf. justice.nt.gov.au
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