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Sun newspapers Tue 24 May 2016



Sun newspapers Tue 24 May 2016


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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin Region

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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TUESDAY MAY 24 2016 COMMUNITY 13 V1 - NTNE01Z01DS AS many Darwin residents are now aware the 2016/17 Municipal Plan has been announced. This years budget aims to deliver key projects which contribute to establishing Darwin as a tropical, liveable city that creates opportunity and choice for our community. Councils operating expenditure and capital works program represents a total spend of $144 million in the coming year. Council worked hard to minimise this years rate rise to just 2.75 per cent. So, for a property which has a land value of $365,000, rates have increased by $40.32 a year. Highlights of the plan include $12.3 million to the Parap Pool Redevelopment, $9.8 million towards a major upgrade for the Shoal Bay Waste Management Facility, $4 million for air conditioning system at the Darwin Entertainment Centre and $3.6 million to continue our free library service. Also, an additional $300,000 has been allocated towards street cleaning for the CBD and suburban shopping centres. Council has also allocated $2 million to road resurfacing, $1.8 million to shared pathways and $940,000 to add shade structures to a further 22 playgrounds across our suburbs. The draft 2016/2017 Municipal Plan is now available for public consultation for 21 days and the Darwin community is invited to provide feedback by 5pm Wednesday, June 8. In other news, Library and Information Week comes to the NT this week until Friday May 27. The week aims to raise the profile of libraries across Australia. To celebrate, show your library card to get free travel all day on the public bus routes in Darwin, Palmerston and Alice Springs. A library card can give you access to many free services and resources and for one day it can take you even further. Councils Foreshore Alcohol Consultation will close on Friday June 3, 2016. The consultation is about a reduction to the hours when alcohol can be consumed at four locations along Darwins Nightcliff Foreshore, East Point Reserve, Vesteys Beach and Mindil Beach. Feedback at darwin.nt.gov.au/fac. Members of NT libraries, like Raphael Dielenberg, can show their library card to get free travel all day on the public bus routes in Darwin, Palmerston and Alice Springs this week A capital idea Childhood Immunisations Male & Female Health Checks ( Female Doctors Available) Travel Health Immunisations (Yellow Fever Vaccine Accredited) Minor Surgeries Skin Cancer Checks Employment Medicals Worker\s Compensation Medicals On-Site Pathology Services (Western Diagnostic) 8:30AM - 9PM Weekdays 8:30AM - 5PM Saturdays 9AM - 1PM Sundays & Public Holidays For An Appointment pleAse CAll 08 8920 5555 283 trower road Casuarina COMPREHENSIVE GP SERVICES: Tracy Village Social and Sports Club, Inc. Your Friendly Family Club 28 Tambling Terrace, LYONS, NT 0810 Become a member and enjoy the many social and sports benefits our club provides. Our bistro has a great range and value to members and guests. Visit us at www.tracyvillage.com.au and find out why were the fastest growing club in Darwin. Phone 08 8980 4777 Fax 08 89845 1511 www.facebook.com/tracyvillage Email: admin@tracyvillage.com.au SUPPORTING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY Life Without Barriers provides a range of fexible support options for people living with disability, including accommodation, in home supports, community access and skill development. Please contact us today to discuss your package options. P. 8930 2300 E. ntadmin@lwb.org.au W. www.lwb.org.au Bladin Point Shaping businesses in Humpty Doo! A premium industrial estate providing affordable industrial land in the greater Darwin region. 47 LI zoned blocks from 3,900m2 3km from Humpty Doo 20km from Palmerston CBD 30km from Bladin Point onshore LNG facility 30km fromWickham Point Darwin LNG gas plant John Piening Mob: 0408 892 221 land@humptydooindustrial.com.au