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Annual Report 1994/1995 Department of the Chief Minister



Annual Report 1994/1995 Department of the Chief Minister

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Tabled Paper 2031


Tabled Papers for 7th Assembly 1994 - 1997; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT




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As part of the public relations plan, His Honour toured 47 schools and colleges and spoke to the students. The Administrator maintained an active schedule of public speaking delivering more than 80 speeches, addresses and conference papers. The Chief Justice, the Honourable B F Martin AO MBE assumed the Office of Administrator for 33 days and Mr B F Kilgariff OAM for nine days during the year. Maintain Government House to an appropriate standard as the official residence of the Administrator and for the benefit of the people o f the Northern Territory. Major repairs and improvements took place in the House and Gardens. As part of an ongoing program to restore the crumbling original stonework, a large area of die Western Verandah was repaired and some stones replaced. For die first time, all louvres throughout the House were repaired and repainted. Public toilets on the Eastern Verandah were repainted. In order to improve security, the alarm system was upgraded. Years of accumulated mould was removed from all stone stairways, walks and steps and these were then resealed. The wooden doors and windows of the Administrator's offices were sanded and revarnished. Cracked render and broken architraves in the cells were repaired and the cell block repainted. A major beautification program commenced in the House and office gardens and 3 500 flowering plants and 650 shrubs were planted. Large areas on the Western, Southern and Eastern capes were cleared of coffee bush, the plants poisoned and the area replanted with native ferns. The Terrace garden was replanted with a variety of palm species. A cycad and pandanus garden was established and the collection of orchids continued to grow. Manage the provision of official hospitality at Government House. The Administrator is Patron of 81 organisations, and Dr Asche is Patron of 27, and they are Joint Patrons of a further four organisations. During the year they hosted many official functions at Government House. | --------------------------------- ----- ANNUAL REPORT 1994-95 Department of the Chief Minister 33

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