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WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 29 2014 NEWS 05 V1 - SUBE01Z01MA Dogged by lots of whining SOCIAL media whingers in Palmerston can put their money where their mouth is with the revival of the animal advisory board. Palmerston alderman Geoff Carter pushed for the idea more than a year ago, but it never went ahead. Now, after countless Facebook attacks on councils animal management, Mr Carter is bringing it back. People will complain and complain about anything in the community or society and I say, what are you going to do about it? he said. This lets people put their money where their mouth is. The old animal management reference committee collapsed in 2008 after public interest waned and the only people at meetings were Mr Carter and the local ranger. Mr Carter said animal and pet owners and the general public would be able to meet around once a month to discuss what avenues are not working with animal management under the new scheme. He said a woman on Facebook, who refused to register her dingoes because they are not dogs, was an example of grey areas that had to be ironed out. A dingo will howl just as much as any other dog, Mr Carter said. He has sent letters to invite known whingers to join the committee. A lot of them complain that council procedure to manage a problem dog in the community is too stodgy, Mr Carter said. The animal committee can look at a problem and propose a better way. By DANI McDONALD A dingo will howl just as much as any other dog Thecla Brogan with Australia Posts NT operations manager Brian Garrihy. Picture: PATRINA MALONE Radio waves hello to cash boost A TERRITORY radio station has received a boost thanks to a community grant from Australia Post. The Top End Aboriginal Bush Broadcasting Association (TEABBA), based in Pinelands, was given a grant worth nearly $5000 as part of the Posts Our Neighbourhood Community campaign. The station will use the money to put towards a new camera. This grant will cover about half the cost of the camera. It will help a lot, broadcaster Thecla Brogan said. She applied for the grant back in June. It was a long wait until the start of October thats when we found out, she said. When we found out we had won it, we were very excited. Ms Brogan said she also hoped to take the station out to the communities they broadcast to. The station broadcasts both in English and local languages, and reaches Wadeye, Yirrkala, the Tiwi Islands, down to Lajamanu, Borolloola, Darwin and streams live on the internet. In the Darwin area, TEABBA Broadcasts on 88.0FM in Humpty Doo, 87.6FM in Palmerston, and 87.8FM in the Casuarina area, By DAMIEN McCARTNEY Help out with development VOLUNTEERS are needed to join the NTs Regional Development Australia committee. The RDA is a national network made up of people volunteering to develop solutions to local issues. People with the skills, experience and knowledge to build networks in the business community and education sectors, local industry and government are needed. Board members will work to progress economic development and infrastructure projects. The closing date for expressions of interest is Monday, November 10. Visit rda.gov.au, call 1800 505 938 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Chance to film documentary TERRITORY filmmakers have the opportunity to create a documentary on an NT-based visual artist for ABC Arts Online as part of Art X *North. The project will present three, five-minute films about three artists. Interested artists should submit a proposal including a biography, statement detailing their creative process, and still images of selected work. Applications close Monday, December 1, at 8am. Phone 8951 5136, email email@example.com or visit screenterritory.nt.gov.au DECISIONS OF COUNCIL - 21 OCTOBER 2014 Subject to confirmation at the next Ordinary Council Meeting scheduled Wednesday, 5 November 2014 SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING 21 OCTOBER 2014 Yarrawonga Road Works Contract THAT Council authorise the Chief Executive Offcer to seek authority from the Department of Local Government to waive tender requirements as per Section 30(1)(b) of the Local Government (Accounting) Regulations for road works to be carried out on Yarrawonga Road. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY 8/127021/10/2014 ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING 21 OCTOBER 2014 CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES THAT the minutes of the Council Meeting held Tuesday, 7 October 2014 pages 7635 to 7648, be confrmed. THAT the Confdential minutes of the Council Meeting held Tuesday, 7 October 2014 pages 158 to 159, be confrmed. CARRIED 8/127121/10/2014 Development of Durack Heights THAT the question When can we expect a proposal from CIC with regards to the management of Public Land at The Heights Durack? and response provided by the Director of Technical services be recorded in the minutes. CARRIED 8/127321/10/2014 Tree Risk Assessment Manual THAT Council approves the production of a Tree Risk Assessment Manual and that costs are assessed at the frst budget review. City Car Parking Advisory Group Terms of Reference THAT Council adopt the Terms of Reference in Attachment B to Report Number GOC/0069. THAT the Chief Executive Offcer recruits for membership of the City Centre Car Parking Advisory Group. CARRIED 8/127421/10/2014 Contract TS2014/05 Lakeview Boulevard Reconstruction THAT Council award Contract TS 2014/05, Lakeview Boulevard Reconstruction to JLM Civil Works Pty Ltd for $181,463.75 ex GST. THAT Council approves an additional $38,382 for the Lakeview Boulevard reconstruction project. THAT the Mayor and Chief Executive Offcer sign and seal all contract documentation for Contract TS2014/05, Lakeview Boulevard Reconstruction. Street naming Zuccoli Stage 2 (Mitchell Creek Green) THAT Council supports the Place Naming theme of Native Flora for Zuccoli Stage 2 and in particular the following names: 1. Feathertop 2. Bluegrass 3. Blackspear 4. Rivergrass 5. Canegrass 6. Limestone 7. Haresfoot 8. Tassel 9. Comet 10. Myrtlewood 11. Sandstone 12. Sandpaper 13. Paperbark 14. Corkwood 15. Lilypily 16. Gooseberry 17. Leadwort 18. Turkeybush 19. Lasiandra CARRIED 8/127521/10/2014 Street Naming The Height Durack, Stages 5-9 THAT Council endorses the following street names for The Heights, Durack Stages 5 to 9. King Street OLoughlin Street Tambling Street Teece Street Thomson Street CARRIED 8/127921/10/2014 Internal Audit Committee Independent Representative Sitting Fee THAT a sitting fee be set of $1,250 per quarter for the services of the Independent Representative to the Internal Audit Committee for a maximum term of two years. CARRIED 8/128121/10/2014 Proposed Traffc Signals at the Intersection of Roystonea Avenue and The Boulevard THAT Council supports the Northern Territory Governments safety initiative to install traffc signals at the intersection of Roystonea Ave and The Boulevard with a pedestrian phase and cycle path connection. CARRIED 8/128321/10/2014 City Centre Public Open Space Consultation Proposal THAT a workshop be held to discuss the city centre project brand and message. THAT Council approves the proposed consultation program for the city centre open space design concept. THAT Council approves commencing level 3 city wide public consultation on the city centre open space design concept for Goyder Square and the link to the water tower park. THAT Council note further public consultation for the city centre open space including Frances Mall and Woolnough Place car park may be required at a later date. CARRIED 8/128521/10/2014 Goyder Square Stage 2 Consultation The City of Palmerston has developed a concept design for Goyder Square - Stage 2 and is undertaking a public consultation program. A community information session is being held to coincide with the last Friday night market. Session Date: Friday 31 October 2014 Session Time: 6pm - 8pm Session Venue: Community Room, Palmerston Library For more information, please contact Major Projects offce on 8935 9969 or visit the City of Palmerston website.
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