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The Northern Territory news Fri 18 Nov 2016



The Northern Territory news Fri 18 Nov 2016

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FRIDAY NOVEMBER 18 2016 NEWS 07 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA the services they want. Meanwhile, the roof completion allows work to start on the internal fit out in the New L E N D L E A S E M A N A G I N G D I R E C T O R O F C O N S T R U C T I O N D A L E C O N N O R SERVICES at the $150 million Palmerston Hospital are still being finalised despite the project reaching a major milestone. Earlier this month managing contractor Lend Lease completed its last roof pour on buildings which form part of the complex. Chief Minister Michael Gunner confirmed the hospital would provide an emergency department and a maternity ward but was unable to deter Lend Lease Darwin area manager, Steven Hay, and building managing director, Dale Connor, survey progress at the Palmerston Regional Hospital site Picture: PATRINA MALONE Palmerston Hospital builders raise the roof mine what other services would be provided. He said the Health Department was mapping services in discussions with Charles Darwin University and Defence. We are working with the department about staffing both sites and the services we are going to provide at the hospital, he said. We are having discussions with the CDU and Defence regarding services they may want at the hospital. That is the mapping work we are doing. We are making sure the people of Palmerston get Year. Lend Lease managing director construction, Dale Connor, said the project was on track for a January 2018 completion. There has been no lost time due to injuries. Early this month (November 4) we finished our last roof pour so weve now got the structure completed, he said. It is a great milestone. We are now in the mode of coming in underneath and doing the fit out. It is very timely to be able to finish the structure and put a lid on before the rain starts to come in. Mr Connor said $88 million has been spent using local contractors. The workforce is around 140 at the moment and will peak at 250 with the finishing trades. Not only are we heading towards finishing on time but we have managed to do it without anyone getting hurt, he said. Mr Connor said the hospital job would help build capability for future Lend Lease projects. Lend Lease has Defence contracts at RAAF Base Tindal and the Delamere range. ASHLEY MANICAROS It is a great milestone Water in fuel led to chopper crashing AN investigation into a fatal helicopter crash in Timber Creek found fuel contaminated with water caused the aircraft to fall from the sky, according to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau. On June 14 last year, a helicopter was on a mustering mission on Waterloo Station, 154km south west of Timber Creek, when it crashed. Pilot Dougal Brett, 40, was pulled from the wreckage but died two hours later from injuries suffered in the crash. The report said: The loss of engine power was a result of fuel starvation due to contaminants introduced into the helicopters fuel system during the drum refuelling. The pilot was overdue for a helicopter flight review for low-level helicopter mustering operations. This potentially reduced the pilots familiarity and proficiency with managing engine failures and autorotations from low altitude. Had the pilot been able to satisfactorily reduce the rate of descent before touchdown, the impact forces would have been reduced. The report said the helicopters fuel system was contaminated with water and particulates during the drum refuelling. It said the contamination prevented a combustible fuel supply to the helicopters engine, causing it to stop shortly after takeoff. Mr Brett was remembered as a good husband, father and a wonderful cattleman. The father of three led a class action claim by cattle exporters against the Commonwealth over the 2011 live export ban. *For vehicles purchased and delivered between 1/11/16 and 30/11/16 unless offer extended. For Private and Bronze fleet customers.$500 Casuarina Square voucher is presented at time of delivery of vehicle and is only applicable on RAV4, Kluger and Fortuner. $500 Casuarina Square shopping voucher is non-transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash. For more information see bridgetoyota.com.au LMVD001 D7792 $500* Palmerston 79 Chung Wah Tce 8935 1000 Casuarina Square shopping voucher Bridge Toyota Darwin 1 Stuart Highway 8946 0000 bridgetoyota.com.au NOVEMBER SUV EVENT $500* Complimentary shopping voucher included with RAV4, Kluger and Fortuner vehicles purchased during November RAV4. Anything Goes. Kluger. The Family SUV. Fortuner. Bred for adventure.