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Sun newspapers Wed 21 May 2014



Sun newspapers Wed 21 May 2014


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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin Region

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V1 - SUBE01Z01MA New projects create connections in city PROGRESS seems to be the universal theme of the past few weeks. Our city, our libraries and our lifestyle are full-steam ahead. As I sit down to write this, I have just returned from the federal Joint Select Committee on Northern Australia. The Committee is a special Federal Parliamentary Body set up to look into further development of the north. With economic development in Darwin steaming ahead, I was there to put our case to be the Capital of the North and the epicentre of the new charge to develop the tropics. As the only Australian capital city north of the Tropic of Capricorn, it makes sense that our local knowledge and economic capacity be put to good use. On Monday morning it was my pleasure to join with the Hon. Peter Styles and Mayor of Palmerston Ian Abbott to announce the launch of Connect NT. This is a fantastic project by the wonderful staff at all NT public libraries. Every council and individual NT library runs separate membership schemes, meaning customers may need to join several libraries. Under Connect NT, one library membership will be valid across all participating libraries. For library users, there are no additional forms to fill in and no extra cards to carry. When you use any of a dozen public libraries across Darwin, Palmerston, Alice Springs and the rest of the Territory, just use whichever membership you currently have and you have full access to any participating library. This means one credit-card sized piece of plastic will give you access to 380,000 books, 100 computers, 3700 ebooks, 1000 audiobooks and dozens of helpful librarians. Weve put a lot of work into development of the Darwin City Centre Master Plan. It was a great pleasure to get together with the Chief Minister a few days ago to bring one element of the plan from paper to reality. The NT government has committed $5 million for the first stage of construction of the Darwin Waterfront Boardwalk. When completed, the project will provide a beautiful seafront promenade from Doctors Gully along The Esplanade to the Darwin Waterfront Precinct. And as our city charges into the future, we at Darwin Council are keen to ensure progress does not come at the cost of our beautiful environment. With sustainability week just a short time away, were looking to get local schools involved in our Sustainability Challenge. For more details, visit sustainabledarwin.com.au Theatre to stage modern classic A COMMUNITY theatre group will perform its first production of the year this weekend. Darwin Community Arts, through its CemeNTworx Community Theatre program, will perform Bury the Dead at a dinner theatre show on Friday and Saturday. A cast of 14 has been rehearsing for the past two months under the guidance of director Brenda Logan. Bury The Dead described as a modern classic was first produced on Broadway in 1936. The playwright Irwin Shaw was an acclaimed novelist and playwright. The show will take place at 7pm at Chambers Crescent Theatre, Malak Shopping Centre. Tickets cost $20-$25, including dinner. BYO alcohol and glasses. Call 8945 7347 to book or mail@darwincommunityarts. org.au WEDNESDAY MAY 21 2014 NEWS 11 V1 - SUBE01Z01MA Takeaway Groceries Newsagency Tattslotto Alcohol Live in Stuart Park? For a hassle free experience call or email Stuart Park Corner Store and have your order ready for pick up on your way home admin@spcornerstore.com | 11 Westralia St, Stuart Park STUART PARK CORNER STORESTUART PARK CORNER STORE Your one stop shop why go anywhere else? 8981 9729 Darwin IGA X-Press NOW OPEN 8981 9729 Locally operated by Glen Smith, who has been helping Territorians for more than 10 years with: Finance for cars, boats, bikes, caravans and commercial products Past bad credit loans available Able to assist in locating a suitable vehicle through our accredited dealers Get a pre-approval before shopping for your car or boat Competitive insurance products for cars and boats M: 0402-857-105 F: (08) 89413555 glen.smith@approvedcarloans.com.au A: SUITE 34/24 CAVENAGH ST, DARWIN www.approvedcarloans.com.au AUSTRALIA (08) 8942 1111 Commencing 14 May, 2014 All new applicants to the NT Pensioner and Carer Concession Scheme will need to provide evidence that they hold a valid Commonwealth Department of Human Services or Veteran Affairs concession card to be eligible for NT Government concessions. Exclusions apply to certain categories of Commonwealth concessions. There will be no changes for existing members of the scheme. The changes to the scheme will ensure the future sustainability of one of Australias most generous pensioner and carer concession schemes to help those who need it most. For more information, call 1800 777 704 (cost of a local call) or visit www.nt.gov.au/health Changes to membership eligibility www.nt.gov.au/health

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