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Wire : fortnightly news in brief from Jabiru, Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Warruwi and Minjilang

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Title

Wire : fortnightly news in brief from Jabiru, Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Warruwi and Minjilang

Other title

The West Arnhem Wire

Creator

West Arnhem Regional Council

Collection

Wire : fortnightly news in brief from Jabiru, Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Warruwi and Minjilang; E-Journals; PublicationNT; Wire : fortnightly news in brief from Jabiru, Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Warruwi and Minjilang

Date

2014-02-13

Location

Jabiru

Notes

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).; This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.

Language

English

Subject

Community newspapers; West Arnhem Region; Arnhem Land (N.T.); Newspapers; Periodicals

Publisher name

West Arnhem Regional Council

Place of publication

Jabiru

Series

Wire : fortnightly news in brief from Jabiru, Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Warruwi and Minjilang

Volume

Edition 307, 13 - 26 February 2014

Previously known as

The West Arnhem Wire

File type

application/pdf

Use

Copyright

Copyright owner

West Arnhem Regional Council

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/249128

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/566986

Page content

The West Arnhem Wire | 13 - 26 February 2014 West Arnhem Wire - Fortnightly news in brief from Jabiru, Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Warruwi and Minjilang4 These photos of a floodwaters lapping at a sign near Home Billabong at Yellow Water (above) and the road at South Alligator floodplain (right) were taken by Craig Crackers Hand during his recent visit to Kakadu National Park. ABOVE: Rainclouds sweep across the floodplains at Gunbalanya. PHOTO: CAREfligHT TiO HEliCOPTERS. BELOW: West Arnhem Regional Council Gunbalanya Essential Services Officer Rodney Roughan is responsible for operating the local power station and water bores on behalf of Power and Water. Rodney took this photo whilst attempting to drive out to the bore to conduct scheduled inspections. WEST ARNHEM SWAMPED BY BIG WET ITS not an easy job to beautify one of the more beautiful places on the Top End coast. But this is the unenviable task that West Arnhem Regional Council workers face in the community of Warruwi on South Goulburn Island. Council Services Manager Nathan Dyer contacted The Wire a couple of days ago, sending through some photos of Civil guys installing park benches and tables around the community. Ill send some of them actually doing some work later on LOL, Nathan writes. This is part of the beautification project. Road signs have been installed around community (last week) and the benches and tables this week. Its already lifted the community up a bit and people have stated they are a good idea. The next phase is to complete painting the rocks as you enter the community. This will be done in the dry season. BEAUTIFIcATION IN FUll SWING ON WARRUWI The seasonal rains have revived the recreational pursuit of culvert fishing, with fishos hitting the waterways along the highway armed with lures and high hopes. Bridges and floodways between Jabiru and Cooinda have proved especially popular, with plenty of catches of barramundi and tarpon. However fishing and fast cars can be a dangerous mix. Jabiru Police Constable Stephen Sergeant said fishos should take a commonsense approach to culvert fishing. People fishing have to be aware that we have vehicles including road trains travelling at over 100kmh on the highway, Const. Sergeant said. At that speed vehicles can take more than 40 metres to stop. People need to wear bright clothing and be conscious of traffic on the roads. >> from page 1 RAinFALL JAnUARY (mm) Jabiru 580.6 Gunbalanya 339.6 Minjilang 420.4 Warruwi 384.2 Maningrida 431.0