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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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News V1 - NTNE01Z01DS SUN NEWSPAPERS, Tuesday, May 24, 2016 07 WHEN Parap was named in 1912 by Dr John Gilruth, he applied to name the suburb Paraparap and was forced to abbreviate the title by the Postmaster Generals Departmental naming policy. This information is held between the pages of Know Where You Stand, a booklet complied by the Fannie Bay History and Heritage Society to introduce visitors and reintroduce locals to historical locations in and around Fannie Bay. Co-author Judy Boland said the booklet keeps history alive. Its a way of teaching his tory, she said. (It) fills a need for both locals and for visitors. We plan to make it available at accommodation around Parap and in bookstores. Ms Boland said finding information to fill the pages was like gold digging. Co-author Fiona Douglas said she invested hundreds of hours into searching for photographs and information for the publication. Finding the first aerial photograph of Darwin something like that is just priceless, Judy Boland and Fiona Douglas at the 1923 Ross Smith Memorial, which features in their book LAUREN ROBERTS DARWIN FANNIE BAY shared by all. A lot of works on those roads down towards Dundee have come from government services, he said. TERRITORIANS living in council areas are coughing up costs for residents living outside council municipalities and its time for that to change, the Local Government Association of the NT says. Chief executive Tony Tapsell said he wanted to see the remaining 10 per cent of land that did not fall under a local council incorporated, so the cost of infrastructure was If all of those areas are brought into incorporation, it means everybody is contributing towards the cost and infrastructure of the areas. If theyre not being charged rates or other local government charges, then someone else is paying for them. The longstanding issue reared its head again at the recent LGANT meeting in Jabiru. Dundee Beach, Douglas Daly, Yulara, Alyangula, south of Ad elaide River, a small area near Berrimah and land near Wagait are just some of the areas that remain unincorporated. They do not receive any council services and do not pay rates, but residents are likely to use council-owned infrastructure when they enter the municipalities of Darwin, Palmerston and Litchfield. Sometimes people dont realise they use local government services, Mr Tapsell said. When they go to the park they might put their rubbish in the bin, or take their kids to the playground all of these things cost money. Owner of Dundee Beachs Sholly Shack accommodation Gini Murphy said she would like to see the township incorporated so her business would flourish during the wet season. The only thing that has very slowly happened has been getting bridges over the creeks, Ms Murphy said. We still have people that cant get out to Dundee after a rainfall, which is a problem if you are running a business like mine. There are about 1500 land owners at Dundee Beach, Mr Tapsell estimated. Incorporating unincorporated areas has been a topic of discussion since 2008, when the first reforms of merging shires into 17 councils came into effect. Mr Tapsell said further amalgamations could occur in the future. Council changes looming DANI McDONALD Book in a date with local history she said. I think the book is rather good. Its succinct, its focused on an area, its telling stories but its only short stories, the novel is elsewhere. Locations described in the booklet are largely accessible to the public, and are highlighted on an easy-to-read map. Members and friends of Fannie Bay History and Heritage Society are invited to the launch of the booklet on Wednesday, June 1, at 5.30pm at the Lake Alexander Picnic area. For more information, to RSVP to the event, or to secure a copy of the booklet, email info.fbhhs@gmail.com. People dont realise they use local government services CA$H FOR CONTAINERS DEPOT 41 McKinnon Road, Pinelands 8931 0397 TRADING HOURS DARWIN 8.00am 4.00pm Monday Friday 8.00am 2.00pm Saturday I 8.00am 12.00pm Sunday TRADING HOURS ALICE SPRINGS 8.00am 4.00pm Monday - Friday 8.00am 12.00pm First Saturday of Each Month 39 Cameron Street Alice Springs 8953 7964 Register online www.envirobank.com.au join our rewards program to win great prizes PLEASE REMEMBER TO REMOVE LIDS Move into Bellamacks only apartments and experience a convenient lifestyle. 70 Boutique 1,2 & 3 bedroom apartments with free wifi, CCTV & Security, Pool, BBQ & recreation area, onsite management from $277 - $550 per week Just walk downstairs to enjoy cafes, restaurants, shops, beauty services, supermarket & other services. Enquire today: 0435 318 010 www.one27flynn.com.au