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Sun newspapers Wed 31 Jul 2013



Sun newspapers Wed 31 Jul 2013


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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin Region

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WEDNESDAY, July 31, 2013. Sun Newspapers 5 SUNNewspapers >> General News Irrigation now made easy With FREE residential irrigation design for your place* PLUS 20% OFF FULL SYSTEMS FULL SYSTEM INCLUDES CONTROLLER, VALVE, SPRINKLERS, PIPE AND FITTINGS. DISCOUNT OFF RRP HURRY! Its for a limited time only* SUPPLIERS FOR ALL RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL IRRIGATION NEEDS WE USE ONLY 100% QUALITY PRODUCTS CALL US FOR A FREE QUOTE* 8932 5455 or come into the showroom 1/21 Georgina Cres YARRAWONGA MON-FRI 8:30am 5.00pm SAT 9.00am 12.00pm W E W IL L BEAT IT B Y5% *See in store or call for terms and conditions 7DNHDZD\*URFHULHV1HZVDJHQF\ 7DWWVORWWR$OFRKRO 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 Retail manager Laura Sandic sifts through the bargains on offer at Darwins newest op shop. Picture: JUSTIN SANSON Shop a lifeline in hard times By COURTNEY TODD A NEW Darwin op shop has thrown a lifeline to anyone looking for quality pre-loved items at reasonable prices. The Lifeline op shop at unit 3/66 Coonawarra Rd, Winnellie, was opened on Saturday, July 20, by Lifeline Australia chief executive Jane Hayden with Lifeline Top Ends patron, the honourable Sally Thomas, in attendance. Lifeline Top End chief executive Michelle Hanton said this was the first Lifeline op shop to open in the Northern Territory and hopefully it wont be the last. The shop is designed as an income stream to support our crisis and suicide prevention services, she said. We are funded by the Northern Territory Government for the telephone crisis lines, but not for anything else. Thats not a good position to be in. We have to look into sustainability for the organisation. Weve existed 50 years in Australia and 37 years in the Territory and we need to be here for as long as needed. Ms Hanton said the store will stock anything from books and clothing to bric-a-brac and furniture. Everybody is amazed at the quality of the goods in the shop and I think thats the difference with the Lifeline shop up here, we are aiming ourselves at a certain quality, she said. We welcome donations, but if you wouldnt buy it yourself please dont bring it to us were not a junk shop. Ms Hayden said money raised through the shop will stay in the Territory. The shop is open from 10am4pm, Monday to Friday, and 9am3pm on Saturday. Visit lifeline.org.au/AboutLifeline/Lifeline-Locations/TopEnd-NT/home. Car park in plans Each year, council looks atwhatwere hoping to provide DARWIN CITY Council was set to discuss long-term plans for the city at its first live webcast council meeting last night, including a proposed $31.5 million multistorey car park. Other projects in the Long Term Financial Plan, which is reviewed annually, include the controversial Nightcliff Foreshore Cafe and an upgrade to the Parap swimming pool. Darwin council chief executive Brendan Dowd said the proposed developments, such as the car park, were not going to happen immediately but the plans were 10-year projections for the future of the Top End capital. Each year, council looks at what were hoping to provide in the future, to give certainty to the community about what can be anticipated, Mr Dowd said. The $31.5 million car park has been proposed to be built next to the Darwin General Post Office and across from Woolworths. The car park, which could possibly include a total of 600 underground and above-ground car-parking spaces, would be built using money accumulated from the councils CBD car park contribution plan, which developers give to when they build in Darwin. Mr Dowd said the car park, which already provides parking, would have to be well thought-out before any action was taken. That site is really important, he said. Its a valuable CBD site. Work on the car park has been scheduled to start in 2015 and be finished by 2018-19. Another project in the pipeline was a $15 million upgrade to the Parap swimming pool, which would incorporate a 50m FINAcompliant pool. Mr Dowd said having a longer pool would mean official swimming events could be held there. When races run, it would mean times would be nationally recognised, he said. The Nightcliff Foreshore Cafe has been budgeted for 2013-14. Seminar tells fracking facts FRACKING where gas trapped in shale is released when the shale is forced apart by blasting water and sand, mixed with a few chemicals, down a pipe is one of the most controversial mining activities around at the moment. Several projects have been proposed for the NT. Dont Frack the Territory, supported by the Environment Centre of the NT, is organising an information evening about the practice. The session will take place at the Reg Hillier Hall on Bees Creek Rd from 6pm on Thursday, August 15.

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