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The Northern Territory news Fri 22 Jun 2018



The Northern Territory news Fri 22 Jun 2018

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NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Council Meetings Tuesday, 26 June 2018 2nd Ordinary Council Meeting Karama Library 5.30pm Public Forum 5.00pm Tuesday, 17 July 2018 1st Ordinary Council Meeting Civic Centre 5.30pm Tuesday, 31 July 2018 2nd Ordinary Council Meeting Civic Centre 5.30pm Public Forum 5.00pm August, 14 August 2018 1st Ordinary Council Meeting Civic Centre 5.30pm ADVERTISMENT City of Darwin Customer Services: P. 8930 0300 W. darwin.nt.gov.au E. darwin@darwin.nt.gov.au City Works Underway Darwins city is getting a makeover with some exciting new projects take shape. This means there will be signifi cant construction works happening over the coming months. Works have commenced on the NT Governments Barneson Boulevard and State Square Underground Carpark. The Councils upgrade to the intersection of Cavenagh Street and Bennett Street is underway. Construction of the Cavenagh Street Shade structure which is part of the Heat Mitigation Trial will start next week. For more information on these projects go online to dipl.nt.gov.au or darwin.nt.gov.au. It will be a busy dry season around the city for construction. There will be traffi c management in place so please take care out there on the streets. Council is urging Territory Day revellers to Think before you ignite ahead of this years July 1 festivities. Territory Day is one of the biggest celebrations of the year, but we all have a responsibility to ensure that we are keeping our friends, family, pets and property safe, said Lord Mayor Kon Vatskalis. Each year, City of Darwin receives more than four times the number of calls from citizens reporting lost pets and sees a large increase in reports of damage to buildings, public facilities, parks and infrastructure. If we all do the right thing, that is: ensure our pets are registered and safe, not let off fi reworks in areas that may cause damage to property and bin used fi reworks appropriately, we can all enjoy Territory Day on July 1 and for many years to come added the Lord Mayor. For tips on keeping pets happy on Territory Day and on road and facility closures visit darwin.nt.gov.au Lets Play it Safe on Territory Day Council joins forces with HPA in Recycle Shop Operations The future of the Recycle Shop has been confi rmed with Council entering into an agreement with Helping People Achieve (HPA) as the new Recycle Shop operator at the Shoal Bay Resource Recovery and Recycling Facility. The agreement will ensure that Council can continue to deliver an environmentally responsible and convenient way for the community to reuse and recycle unwanted items. Part of the agreement with HPA sees a commitment from both parties to explore options to expand the services currently provided at the site. This is certainly the direction we wish to head in and we couldnt be happier to make this journey with a wonderful community focused organisation like HPA, said Lord Mayor Kon Vatskalis. The Recycle Shop is currently managed by NT Recycling Solutions (NTRS) who will continue operations until 30 June. A brief closure of the facility will follow, to allow HPA to take over operations. HPA is expected to re-open the facility early to mid-July and will operate Monday to Sunday 8.00am to 4.00pm. Chief Executive Scott Waters sets a new direction for City of Darwin City of Darwins new CEO Scott Waters has been at the helm for three weeks. He has had the opportunity to meet with Council CEOs and mayors from across the country in Canberra at the Annual National General Assembly of Local Government. Waters brings a fresh vision to Council and is looking forward to implementing it. Scott won the appointment on merit from a strong field of applicants. His financial experience was a key reason Council chose him. He has fantastic ideas and is the ideal candidate to take our city to a new level, said Lord Mayor Kon Vatskalis. He is young and enthusiastic and comes to a young and enthusiastic council. We are looking forward to working with him to deliver for our ratepayers, added the Lord Mayor. Scott Waters grew up in north Queensland and sees himself as a northern Australian and coming to the Territory is a natural progression for him. Not only will we be delivering the best outcome for our ratepayers, well be growing our organisation, growing the city and the Territory, said CEO Scott Waters. The City Deal is one of the most important pieces of work that is going to be delivered for the City of Darwin for a long time. Getting it right is crucial. So thats a priority. City Deal is a really key piece of infrastructure with a number of projects delivered around it. It gives our residents stability and gives us the next step of growth and development for the future. To have this City Deal finalised is key. For us as a City Council to have liveability and affordability for our residents at the forefront of everything we do is important. If our staff base is delivering on this, then we will be delivering for our community. Another priority is to ensure that our Elected Representatives are being heard through our staff base and that we are delivering through the voice of the community. Waters has his first job in hand, as he looks to fill some key positions in the Executive Leadership team. On a personal note, Waters is looking forward to celebrating his first Territory Day. It sounds like an iconic Territory event, I just need some advice on the best place to experience it! A reminder to everyone to please take care to keep your family, your pets and your community safe this Territory Day.