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Sun newspapers Tue 19 Jul 2016



Sun newspapers Tue 19 Jul 2016


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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin Region

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News V1 - NTNE01Z01DS SUN NEWSPAPERS, Tuesday, July 19, 2016 07 perfect location to share the culture of the Jawoyn people and will fill a gap that is really missing in the indigenous tourism area, she said. The need for authentic indigenous interpretation of the culture and the country is an essential part of the stay for our visitors. Ms Runyu-Fordimail said the Jawoyn people were also focused on the market de mand for authentic indigenous activity. Sharing of the culture is also the vision of the Jawoyn people. We already include an element of cultural interpretation in all our touring but recognise there is a demand from the market for more authentic and interactive indigenous activity, she said. The meeting place will be built with help from a $100,000 NT Government tourism grant. Parks and Wildlife Minister Bess Price said she was delighted to support an indigenous business in a Territory national park. This facility will present the culture of the Jawoyn people to international and domestic visitors, which will share their story around the world, Ms Price said. The grant will help provide a parking zone, toilets, shade and a gravel track into a clearing in a natural bush location with an escarpment background of the Nitmiluk National Park. The cultural presentation will be called Footsteps and will focus on traditional stories, basket weaving and hunting tools of the traditional people. Painting and bush skills will be presented by a cast of Jawoyn people. Nitmiluk Gorge, in the Nitmiluk National Park, where a new cultural meeting place is soon to be constructed New look for Nitmiluk A new cultural meeting place showcasing indigenous culture will soon be created in Nitmiluk National Park. Chairperson of Nitmiluk Tours Jane Runyu-Fordimail said the new facility would be used as a cultural centre dedicated to the Jawoyn people, but could be also be used as a venue for functions. The cultural meeting place, located on country, will be the NT EPA seeking feedback THE Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority is seeking feedback on its definition for what constitutes a significant effect on the environment. Chair of the NT EPA Dr Bill Freeland said the concept of a significant effect on the environment, or the potential for there being such an effect, was the basis of all processes under the Environmental Assessments Act. But the lack of a definition has caused uncertainty for proponents and the community because they had been left to their own devices to determine whether a particular action might have a significant effect on the environment, Dr Freeland said. Better understanding of how the NT EPA determined potentially significant impacts on the environment would aid government ministers, proponents, authorising agencies and the community in the performance of their roles during the Environmental Impact Assessment process, he said. It is hoped that comments and new thoughts gained through consultation, which will inform the final guideline, will alleviate that uncertainty, Dr Freeland said. The period for comment closes August 15, and can be accessed at ntepa.nt.gov.au. See you at the Royal Darwin Show! www.kormilda.nt.edu au Choose Excellence Choose an International Curriculum Choose Success Make the smart decision. Your future is important to us. Kormilda College Darwin Corner of Tang Street and De Latour Street, Coconut Grove NT 0810. PH: 08 8985 6991 OPeN 8:00am5:00Pm mONDay TO FriDay Honest, Reliable Work at Reasonable Price! We have been servicing vehicles in the Nightcliff-Coconut Grove area for 22 years. Local and interstate registration inspections Brake disc and drum machining Clutch brake and suspension repairs Logbook servicing on cars, light trucks and 4WD vehicles Tyre repairs, fitting and balancing D O U G S SERVIC E C E N T R E SERVICES OffERED: