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The Northern Territory news Thu 5 Oct 2017



The Northern Territory news Thu 5 Oct 2017

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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

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THURSDAY OCTOBER 5 2017 NEWS 05 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA THOUSANDS of Midnight Oil enthusiasts belted out their favourite tunes last night as the band returned to the Territory stage for the first time in 15 years. In true rock n roll style, the Aussie music icons opened with Redneck Wonderland. Frontman Peter Garretts stage presence was greatly enhanced by his enthusiastic dance moves. Good evening, Darwin people and those of you that come from other places ... like Palmerston, he said. Weve been really looking forward to this. Weve got a lot of songs and we want to play a lot of them for you thanks for waiting. Its been a while. Garrett praised the musical offerings in the Territory. Youve got a lot of good talent here, he said. Attendee David Welsh made the trip up from Katherine to see the band live for the first time. I mostly just paid a hundred bucks to sing along to Beds are Burning, he laughed. F***ing worth it. The Darwin show was opened by the Irrunytju Band and Dan Sultan, before the Oils took the stage at 8.30pm. For a full review, check out ntnews.com.au LAND release is not expected to slow following a government decision to remove blanket dual occupancy, Planning Minister Nicole Manison says. The Gunner Government yesterday reversed a decision made by the Giles government to allow blocks over 1000sq m to be divided. Instead applications to divide blocks will go through nor Oils rock Darwin audience LAUREN ROBERTS mal planning processes, a return to the old system. The move was welcomed by the Property Council of Australia NT but the Housing Industry Association expressed its disappointment, saying the decision impacted on lowdensity housing availability in established suburbs. HIA executive director Neilia Humphries said the decision would result in a lost opportunity for many existing homeowners. In new suburbs, the minimum lot size is now 300sq m and this amendment will lock in existing land owners to retaining a single home on lots four times that size, she said. Property Council of Austra lia executive director Ruth Palmer said her organisation supported infill, however the majority of houses eligible for dual occupancy were in the older, more established areas of Darwin. The infrastructure capacity in the older suburbs would not be able to handle, at this stage, additional housing supply if a blanket approach was adopted, she said. Ms Manison said future land release was essential for the regions growth. It is absolutely vital we have a strong pipeline of land release for the Territory going forward, she said. We never want to be in a position where the demand cant be met and when you look around the Darwin region you can see we have Palmerston, Berrimah Farm, Lee Point, Muirhead North and Kenbi land negotiations occurring. I think it is also important to have mixed lot sizes so those lower-income earners and first-home buyers have access to affordable housing. She also reaffirmed the Governments commitment to Weddell. Land release wont slow ASHLEY MANICAROS Blanket dual occupancy dumped by Government Midnight Oil frontman Peter Garrett belts out a tune for a packed crowd at the Garden Amphitheatre in Darwin last night Pictures: JUSTIN KENNEDY Registrations close soon for the 8th Indigenous Economic Development Forum to be held in Darwin on 23 and 24 October 2017. To find out more and to register online visit www.ied.nt.gov.au or contact the event coordinators Agentur. Email: iedforum@agentur.com.au Tel: 08 8981 2010 R E G I S T E R N O W Register now to attend one of Australias largest Indigenous economic development forums This Forum embraces a culture of sharing... sharing stories, sharing success, sharing our business journeys. Cian McCue, Moogie Down Productions

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