Ministerial Statement Foundations for our Future Preserve and Build on the lifestyle of all Territorians
Tabled Paper 1658
Tabled papers for 8th Assembly 1997 - 2001; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT
Tabled by Denis Burke
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13 The Government will undertake a feasibility study of the establishment of a Territory History Gallery. There will be an expansion of exhibition galleries in Darwin and Alice Springs in order to have the capacity to host major travelling exhibitions. Mr Speaker, in order to capitalise on our climate the Government will develop major events that can occur during the southern winter. Possible events include golf and tennis tournaments, a leg of the national 18 foot skiffs championships, and an international yacht race to Singapore, Malaysia or the Philippines. In remote communities the Government will irrigate sporting fields. Floodlighting and ablution facilities for existing football ovals and outdoor basketball courts will also be provided. Additional sport and recreation facilities will be developed in Palmerston and Litchfield. The Territory will host a national indigenous sporting festival. To expand the natural attractions available to Territorians we will investigate the establishment of new parks as part of the Katherine-Daly Basin agricultural development, providing both habitat protection and four-wheel drive access to streams, rockpools and waterfalls. The existing Fishing Access Program will also be expanded through negotiated access to pastoral properties. A combined fishing/four-wheel drive experience, centred on the proposed Beagle Gulf Marine Park, taking in Indian Island Forest- Reserve, Channel Island Historical Reserve, Vernon Islands Conservation Reserve, Djukbinj Nationals Park and the Territory Wildlife Park, may be another bush adventure for locals and tourists. In conclusion, Mr Speaker, what I have outlined is the Territory Governments plans to build on and preserve our unique Territory lifestyle. The implementation of these plans will ensure the successful maintenance and promotion of a healthy, independent and prosperous lifestyle in the Territory.