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The Wagaitear


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Wagait Beach (N.T.) -- Periodicals; Cox Peninsula (N.T.) -- Periodicals

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Anna Greer

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Wagait Beach


v. 6 no. 14

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Anna Greer



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The Wagaitear - August 2014 4 A snapshot of the council meeting on July 15. For the full report go to www. wagait.nt.gov.au and follow the link to council meeting and minutes. CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICERS REPORT Sports Oval Goal posts and nets have been ordered for the Sports Ground. $55,000.00 for Sports Grant has been received and banked. Money was funded by assistance by MLA Gary Higgins. M e m o r i a l G a r d e n Cont inuing discussions with Jill Mumme re official opening on 26th July 2014. B u d g e t 2 0 1 4 / 1 5 Revised as requested at last meeting. No objections received. The budget to be incorporated into 2014/15 Shire Plan. Mandorah Ukulele and Folk Festival Assistance given to Cox Country Club during the Mandorah Ukulele and Folk Festival (MUFF) held Saturday 28 June. Firies Ball Assistance given to local volunteer b u s h f i r e b r i g a d e i n preparation for their Ball on Saturday 9 August. Darwin Harbour Clean Up Day Attended by Sports & Recreation officer and youth on Wednesday 9 July. Police CEO called Humpty Doo Police am on 1 July re an incident at beach with a female resident being accosted. Police attended. Seniors Outing Notice posted and also given to Seniors Group for outing on Tuesday 5th August. Numbers to be confirmed. Squatters Phone call received regarding children squatting and having parties at house at Winnal Court. Enquiries were made and owners contacted. Three young males evicted and incident reported to Police. Some names have been obtained. Overdue Rates One rate payer listed in the bad debt expense in our accounts has been overdue in their rates for many years now. CEO to investigate and take action with process of selling of land to recover costs. WORKS REPORT Oval prepared for Territory Day fireworks on 1 July. Mounds at sports ground cleared of grass. Firebreak arranged for sports ground. Dump cleared of green waste. Assistance given to Firies r ega rd i ng r emova l o f collected green waste under power lines. Construction of barrier at jetty for preparations of Firies Ball. Truck serviced. Contractual obligations met. Removal of dead wallaby from drain on Wagait Tower Road. Assist with clean up Darwin Harbour Day. C l e a n i n g o f d r a i n s continuing. Mowing of Milady site. Set up two concrete mooring slabs for seats at Memorial Garden. Due to late rain mowing of estate continues. New works re l ief, Jack Pilkington working well. AGENDA ITEMS Official confirmation of poll for Councillor Vacancy A total of 168 ballot papers were counted. 96 counts went to Al ly Richmond, 60 counts for V.J. Thorpe and 12 informal. Community Meeting Amalgamation 8 July 2014 Community Centre. Invited guests were Hon Gary Higgins MLA; Bob Beadman, Chair, NT Grants Commission; Richard Munt, A/Director, Department of Local Government; and Tony Tapsell, CEO, LGANT. Members of the council will form a working group to discuss options relevant to expanding our land use boundaries. Councillor Clee has been nominated as the Shire Representa t ive to the LGANT executive and was moved and seconded. Disaster Management Grants The application for funding for a backup powe r g ene ra t o r a nd satellite phones have been approved. Good work by Jack Ellis and Chris Tyzack and all others involved. Draft Shire Plan 2014/15 Draft copies have been circulated to all councillors for their comments. It was felt that some details were outdated. Minor adjustments to be made and circulated to councillors for comments before next meeting. Access to Fire Trail from Erickson Crescent Cr Ian Crawshaw has been approached by a member of the community to see why the access to the fire trail has been blocked to the public. CEO explained that this is RUA land and is closed to the public to protect the native species from damage. A c c e s s g i ven on l y t o Council Workers, Firies and Emergency Services. L G A N T G o v e r n a n c e Training for Councillors Cr Ally Richmond proposed that councillors undertake training together. CEO to contact LGANT and arrange for this to take place in the morning of Saturday 16 August 2014. UPCOMING EVENTS Seniors Outing This will be held on Tuesday 5th August. A trip has been organised for seniors to visit the Art Exhibition and have lunch at the Trailer Boat Club. Notice has been at shop board for last three weeks. Firies Ball - Tickets are almost sold out, so should be a good turnout. TOPROC the next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 13 August. LATE ITEMS AND GENERAL BUSINESS Mandorah Car Park CEO to find out why there is a delay with the construction of the car park at the Mandorah Jetty. A section near the boat ramp has been blocked off for the safety of the public as work is being carried out improve the path leading to the Mandorah Pub in preparation for the Firies Ball on August 9. The next Council Meeting is to be held on Tuesday 19 August 2014. Council meeting wrap up Sponsored by Wagait Shire Council Darwin Fracking Public Meeting 6pm Tuesday 12 August Venue: Travelodge Mirrambeena Resort, Cavanagh St, Darwin Dr Allan Hawke AC, Commissioner of the NT Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing will be attending the meeting. All are welcome. For more information please contact Sue McKinnon on 0434348950 sue.mckinnon@ecnt.org

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