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News 04 SUN NEWSPAPERS, Tuesday, May 24, 2016 NTNE01Z01DS - V1 AN eight-week fitness challenge has been set in the new neighbourhood of Breezes Muirhead. Facilitator Judy Tipper said, so far, sessions had been a smashing success. The program was initiated to promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and to engage and connect residents, she said. Weve chosen to provide a variety of different fitness sessions, including, FamilyFit, Yogalates, Boxercise and Bootcamp, to accommodate for our diverse community and enable all our residents to have the opportunity to participate, Ms Tipper said. Providing the residents with fun, relaxed and engaging activities enables connections to be made, friendships to develop and a strong social network within the Breezes Muirhead community. Resident Janice Tonna has been participating in the program with 10-year-old daughter Ashantai Tonna, sixyear-old daughter Skye Tonna and 14-year-old niece Imala Nossan Leite. Ms Tonna described the program as intense. Its great, we enjoy it, she said. I signed up because I think it is important to challenge yourself and to do something active with the kids. Pumped up for a new gym FITNESS fanatics of Stuart Park can rejoice, with a new gym on the way. The site of the former Salvation Army Stuart Park store on the Stuart Hwy will soon be home to a new fitness centre, after plans were passed through the Development Consent Authority earlier this month. The new centre will be a branch of gym chain F45, which gained attention after celebrities such as Hugh Jackman tapped into the training centres workout programs. F45, short for Functional 45, is a program structured around high-intensity 45-minute group classes. The Darwin branch of F45 has been given the go-ahead by the DCA pending a number of conditions. The owner of the land must enter into agreements with the relevant authorities for the provision of water supply, sewerage facilities and electricity, one condition read. Reasons for allowing the decision included that the gym would not have a major impact on car parking space. It was stated in the DCA conclusion that because the gym would have low staff numbers, it meant there is very little burden on facilities in the area. Earlier in the year it was reported that a price war had broken out in the region due to the high number of gyms in the Darwin and Palmerston area. In March, Time Out owner Peter Fadelli told NT News there were just eight gyms when he bought his five years ago. People are attracted to the new shiny gyms when they open, he said. We do see a bit of membership churn each month ... When I first bought the gym there were eight others now there at least 18 physical gyms. A Facebook page has been set up for F45 Darwin, which simply reads, coming soon without an exact opening date. Skye Tonna (back), Ashantai Tonna, Imala Nossan Leite and Janice Tonna have been taking part in the Breezes Muirhead eight-week fitness challenge Picture: HELEN ORR LAUREN ROBERTS Fitness runs in the family at Muirhead CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES THAT the minutes of the Council Meeting held Tuesday, 3 May 2016 pages 8562 to 8567, be confirmed subject to alterations as listed. THAT the minutes of the Special Council Meeting held on Monday, 9 May 2016 pages 8568 to 8570, be confirmed. THAT the minutes of the Special Council Meeting held on Wednesday, 11 May 2016 pages 8571 to 8573, be confirmed. THAT the Confidential minutes of the Special Council Meeting held on Wednesday, 11 May 2016 pages 235 to 236, be confirmed. CARRIED 8/197717/05/2016 Governance and Organisation THAT the minutes from the Governance and Organisation Committee meeting held on 12 May 2016, be received and noted and that Council adopts the recommendations made by the Committee and accordingly resolves as follows: Review FIN20 Borrowing Policy THAT Council adopt the amended FIN20 Borrowing Policy. Review FIN07 Financial Delegations Policy THAT Council adopt the amended FIN07 Financial Delegations Policy. Review FIN24 Chart of Accounts Policy THAT Council adopt the amended FIN24 Chart of Accounts Policy. Review FIN23 Credit Card Policy THAT Council adopt the amended FIN23 Credit Card Policy. Review FIN01 Finance Policy THAT Council adopt the amended FIN01 Finance Policy. Review FIN06 Investment Policy THAT Council adopt the amended FIN06 Investment Policy. Tracking Software Package for the Management and Monitoring of Confidential Information THAT a workshop be organised with Elected Members on the handling and distribution of confidential information within Council and that the outcomes be brought back to the Committee. CARRIED 8/197917/05/2016 Economic Development and Infrastructure THAT the minutes from the Ordinary and Confidential Economic Development and Infrastructure Committee meeting held on 12 May 2016, be received and noted and that Council adopts the recommendations made by the Committee and accordingly resolves as follows:- Goyder Square Operational Costs and Level of Service THAT Council review the level of service provided in Goyder Square in September 2016 following a dry season operation of the area. THAT all changes in contract services be undertaken by variation to service contracts. THAT additional workload in the Goyder Square area for the council day-labour crew be absorbed/prioritised until such time as a service review be presented to Council. Goyder Square Stage 2 Garden Plants THAT garden beds in Goyder Square containing Iresine, be replanted with the alternative species, Dianella Revolute. Naming of Parks in Zuccoli Stage 2 THAT Council endorses the following park names proposed for Zuccoli Stage 2, sub-stages 2E, 2F and 2H as shown on the plan in Attachment A to the Report EDI/221: Stage 2E Park: Dat Bing Gwa; Stage 2F Park: Dawun Dirra; and Stage 2H: Deleny Gwa THAT the Developer of Zuccoli Stage 2 install park name signage including the name interpretation to the satisfaction of the Director of Technical Services. CARRIED 8/198017/05/2016 Community, Culture and Environment CDU Scholarships 2016 THAT following corrected advice from CDU, Council endorses City of Palmerston Scholarships to recipients Janelle Easom, Jessica Anglesey and Mark Munnich. CARRIED 8/198217/05/2016 THAT Council endorse City of Palmerston Conservation Land Management Scholarship to recipient Tiffanie Pearse. CARRIED 8/198317/05/2016 Tender TS2016/04 City of Palmerston Civic Plaza Roof Replacement Stage 1 8/0871 THAT Council award contract TS2016/04 City of Palmerston Civic Plaza Roof Replacement Stage 1 to Timber and Steel Constructions Pty Ltd for the amount of $ 125,271.88 (GST exclusive). THAT the Mayor and Chief Executive Officer are granted consent to sign and seal all required contract documentation for the contract TS2016/04 City of Palmerston Civic Plaza Roof Replacement Stage 1. CARRIED 8/198617/05/2016 Palmerston Arts Strategy Community Consultation 8/0874 THAT Council endorses the Palmerston Arts Strategy 2016 2021 for Level 2 City Wide Community Consultation. CARRIED 8/198717/05/2016 Council Meetings for June and July 2016 8/0878 THAT Council adopt the revised locations for Committee Meetings as set out in Report Number 8/0878. CARRIED 8/199117/05/2016 Draft Municipal Plan 2016/2021 8/0879 THAT a workshop be conducted on the Draft Municipal Plan 2016/2021. CARRIED 8/199517/05/2016 Variation to Service Agreement COPAL Project 8/0880 THAT the Mayor and Chief Executive Officer be authorised to sign and seal an extended Service Agreement between Northern Territory Governments Department of Health and City of Palmerston for Childhood Obesity Prevention and Lifestyle (COPAL) Project. CARRIED 8/199617/05/2016 Car Parking Charges 8/0881 THAT the car parking charges be referred to a future workshop of Council. CARRIED 8/200017/05/2016 City Centre Improvement Levy 8/0885 THAT consultation commence with City Centre land owners regarding the introduction of a City Centre Improvements Levy in 2017/18. CARRIED 8/200517/05/2016 THAT a City Centre Improvement Reserve be established and a reserve policy be forwarded to Council for consideration. CARRIED 8/200617/05/2016 Community Benefits Scheme April 2015/2016 8/0886 THAT Council considers the Adelaide 36ers sponsorship for 2015/16 of $25,000 to be allocated against the events budget. CARRIED 8/200817/05/2016 Review FIN19 Financial Reserve Policy 8/0882 THAT Council adopt the amended FIN19 Financial Reserve Policy. CARRIED 8/201017/05/2016 Third Budget Review 2015/16 8/0884 THAT Council adopts the 3rd Budget Review 2015/16, subject to the removal of transfer of $70,000 from the Community Grants Reserve pursuant to Section 128 (2) of Local Government Act NT. CARRIED 8/201217/05/2016 Resignation of Independent Chair Internal Audit Committee THAT Council receives correspondence in regards to the resignation of the External Chair of the Internal Audit Committee received from Tim Flynn, dated 20 April 2016. CARRIED 8/201317/05/2016 Minister for Lands and Planning Draft Palmerston Master Plan 2016 THAT Council receives correspondence from the Hon David Tollner, Minister for Lands and Planning, dated 20 April 2016 in regards to the lodgement of the Palmerston City Centre Master Plan as a reference document in the NT Planning Scheme. CARRIED 8/201417/05/2016 Tender TS2016/05 Construction of Roundabout Temple Terrace/Emery Avenue 8/0888 THAT Council accept the late report. CARRIED 8/201617/05/2016 THAT Council award Contract TS2016/05 Construction of Roundabout Temple Terrace/ Emery Avenue to JLM Construction Pty Ltd for the sum of $645,397.10. THAT the Mayor and Chief Executive Officer are granted consent to sign and seal all required contract documentation for the contract TS2016/05 Construction of Roundabout Temple Terrace/Emery Avenue. CARRIED 8/201817/05/2016 Appointment of Independent Chair Internal Audit Committee 8/0887 THAT Council offer the position of Independent Chair of the Internal Audit Committee to Mr Iain Summers for an initial term of two years. THAT the resolutions only be released to the Public Record. Special Council Meeting 19 May 2016 Golf Tournament 8/0889 THAT Council seek a sponsorship proposal from the Palmerston Golf Club and Cazalys prior to giving further consideration to a monetary contribution. CARRIED 8/203519/05/2016 Community Engagement 8/0890 THAT Council approve the holding of community consultation exercises as detailed in this report on 3 and 10 June 2016. CARRIED 8/203619/05/2016 DECISIONS OF COUNCIL - 17 & 19 May 2016 Subject to confirmation at the next Ordinary Council Meeting scheduled Tuesday, 7 June 2016 P 8935 9922 | F 08 8935 9900 email@example.com palmerston.nt.gov.au