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Gary Higgins, Minister Legislative Assembly


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Gary Higgins, Minister Legislative Assembly

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Berry Springs


Newsletter, November 2017

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Northern Territory Government



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3 YELLOW CREEK CROSSING UNDERWAY On a recent drive out to Woody I was pleased to see the $25.4 million Yellow Creek Crossing is underway. This is great news for the residents of this region though it will not address the access problems during the Wet Season without the much needed upgrade to Saddle Rail. INFRASTRUCTURE UPDATE LITCHFIELD PARK ROAD The remaining 15km of Litchfield Park Road continue to be sealed over the next 12 months, along with a new bridge across Lower Finniss River. Stage One was due to be completed by November 2017 which included a 4km section of road. Stage Two includes the last 11km of road and the new bridge at the Lower Finniss River. DARWIN RIVER ROAD Another win for the Daly electorate is the announcement of increased funding to Darwin River Road. In January of this year Government responded to my enquiry on repairs and maintenance to this road, advising they spend around $100 000 on the road each year. However, a second enquiry following further concerns from residents to my office resulted in the Minister committing $990 000 to Darwin River Road during the 2017-18 financial year - another great win for Daly! RELOCATION OF WATER HYDRANT VALVES Following ongoing lobbying from both volunteer firies and myself, Government have listened to concerns and agreed to relocate the water hydrant located on the Livingtone Road/ Stuart Highway intersection. The hydrant will be moved to a safer and easier accessible site along McHenry Road. And after the recent horrific fire season which saw the need for water bombing planes, I asked the Government to consider relocating a watering point at the Hughes Airstrip. This will make refilling aircraft more efficient. Government has agreed and commenced discussions with Power Water Corporation. Marrakai fire courtesy NT Government The Carveth Road/William Road saga has finally reached a satisfactory conclusion for residents living on these roads. Following strong lobbying from Litchfield Councillor Doug Barden and residents, Council determined at their October meeting to seal both roads. This follows a decision in August 2016 by Council to seal both roads with all residents contributing just over $4,000 under the Ratepayer Funded Seal Program. This decision was rescinded in March of this year which sparked outrage amongst residents. A great result for the residents! CARVETH/WILLIAM ROAD TO BE SEALED