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WEDNESDAY MAY 21 2014 NEWS 03 V1 - SUBE01Z01MA Cemetery proposal unsettles UNMARKED graves may be disrupted if a rezoning application in Parap goes ahead. Elton Consulting has lodged an application to rezone land opposite the Pioneer Cemetery, originally Palmerston Cemetery, near the Goyder Rd intersection on the Stuart Hwy. The application requests to rezone land between Wilkinson St, Jones Pl and the Stuart Hwy from Single Dwelling (SD) to Specific Usage Zone 7 (SD7), to develop several multistorey dwellings. Parap residents have been angered at the application, which proposed two eight-storey, a five-storey, and a three- storey apartment building. The complexes would total 71 one-bedroom dwellings, 45 two-bedroom dwellings and a significant underground car park, disrupting land that was in the original boundaries of the Palmerston Cemetery. Residents are also concerned at the precedent this application will set. More than 50 locals turned out to a public meeting on Sunday that discussed the potential impact in terms of traffic, privacy, and noise and light pollution to the area. Resident Shaun moved his family to Parap four years ago because the quiet area was ideal for raising young children. He said he had no issues with developing the city of Darwin, but felt the proposed multistorey apartment buildings were too much of a dramatic change to the present suburban landscape. Any development needs to be respectful, courteous and moderate, he said. People have said that if were not happy we should just move, but the fact is its our family home. Its not up for sale for a developer to push us out. Residents have collected more than 70 objections to the application. These will be assessed by the Development Consent Authority, which will then make recommendations to Lands and Planning Minister Peter Chandler. The Department of Lands and Planning is assessing which areas near the CBD can support high-density housing. By TAMARA HOWIE Any development needs to be respectful Professor Ian Howard and members of Aware Two work together on the artistic rubbings of Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Albany. Wax on warship creates work of wonder DARWIN-BASED Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Albany is set to be immortalised in a work of art that will be displayed at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. Professor Ian Howard from the University of NSW College of Fine Arts has been commissioned by the War Memorial to create the artwork. He creates his masterpieces by placing canvases against his subjects and rubbing them with wax. Not exactly the easiest task when an Armidale Class Patrol Boat is involved. Its usually pretty dramatic, because people come into the gallery and see big drawings and a big rubbing and they think, What on earth is this? Professor Howard said. Taping large sheets of canvas to the side of HMAS Albany at HMAS Coonawarra in Darwin, Prof Howard spent hours completing his rubbings. Commanding officer of HMAS Albany and Aware Two, Lieutenant Commander Roger Knights, said the request was one of the more unusual ones he has received. Its a snapshot in time of the patrol boat fleet, Lieutenant Commander Knights said. Prof Howard hopes to complete the artwork by September this year. Digital cubby helps children enjoy reading KIMS Storytelling Digital Cubby will once again be one of the main drawcards for families at this years WordStorm. Kims Cubby is named after NT author Kim Caraher, who passed away in 2007. Mrs Caraher was passionate about including children at literary events and the free Kims Cubby has been a part of the WordStorm literary festival since 2008 in her honour. The interactive storytelling sessions aim to make young children fall in love with reading and expressing themselves through storytelling. Mrs Carahers husband Mike Caraher said Kims Cubby is an opportunity for children to meet local authors. Theres also a component thats interactive and children can express themselves through art, dance and drama, he said. This year, Kims Cubby will be held on the Old Town Hall Lawns on Saturday, May 31, from 10am to 4pm. Authors Jacinda Brown, Sandra Kendell, Leonie Nor rington, Jane Christophersen, Sarah Hope and Diane Lucas will take part. Festival Director Panos Couros said WordStorm was for the whole community. This years program has a focus on music, graphic fantasy and things for kids to engage with, Mr Couros said. Visit wordstorm.org.au Introducing the NEW Philips Ingenia MRI Scanner, this is the frst and only digital, wide bore MRI Scanner in the NT. We provide x-ray, OPG, Low Dose CT, Mammography, Ultrasound ~ 3D/4D, Central Location, Easy parking. 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