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Sun newspapers Wed 14 Nov 2012



Sun newspapers Wed 14 Nov 2012


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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin Region

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Sun Newspapers WEDNESDAY, November 14, 2012. 3 powerwater.com.au | Call 1800 245 092 Follow PowerWaterCorp on Twitter P O W E R A N D WAT E R C O R P O R AT I O N Power and Water contractors are installing a high voltage cable in the Elizabeth River Bridge area to complete the transmission line from Weddell Power Station to the new Archer Zone Substation. To ensure public safety, the Elizabeth River Bridge is closed to pedestrians until Wednesday 15 February 2013. The car park to the bridge will be closed to the public (pedestrians and vehicle traffic) for the preparation and installation of cables from Friday 16 to Thursday 22 November. During this time, there will be periods where the bridge will be closed to one lane traffic. Traffic management will be in place in affected areas. Please observe and follow the safety and traffic signs. For more information about the works, please call 1800 245 092. Installation of high voltage cable in the Elizabeth River Bridge area KEEP YOUR CHILD SAFE USE THE RIGHT CHILD CAR RESTRAINT New child car restraint laws for children under 7 years will apply in the NT from 1 February 2013 For more information visit www.roadsafety.nt.gov.au These cute little natives are threatened by the rise of the cane toad. Pic: NT PARKS & WILDLIFE Sir David lobbies to save quoll By CAINE EDWARDS The numbers have survived and done extremelywell THE worlds most recognisable and famous animal documentary presenter wants to save one of the Territorys most loved endangered species. British broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough has nominated the Northern Quoll as one of the 10 animal species he would like to save from extinction. Attenboroughs Ark, screened on BBC TWO, brought the plight of the Australian predatory marsupial to worldwide attention. The small mammal, also known as the Northern Native Cat, faces the threat of extinction due largely to cane toad poisoning by way of eating the invasive pest. Senior Scientist with Flora and Fauna at the Depart ment of Resource Manage ment Brydie Hill said having Sir Attenborough on board was a positive step towards public awareness. It puts one of our unique and endangered species on the international stage, she said. People will know the quoll is threatened and why. And it encourages people to be more aware of quaran tine activities and to check their loads and boats to stop the movement of toads. In 2003 flora and fauna scientists and Gurmurr Marthakal Rangers began the Island Ark Project. They relocated 65 quolls from the Top End mainland to the toad-free NT islands of Anstell and Pobassoo. Ms Hill said the ongoing program had been a huge success with the population now considerably healthier. The numbers have survived and done extremely well and we probably have about 2000 adults between the two islands, she said. Be ready for wet and wild weather POWER and Water is reminding Top Enders of the importance of preparing for the Wet. Storms and heavy rain can cause damage and interrupt power supplies, and there is always the chance of a cyclone in the Territory. PAWA has advised customers to check tree branches or palm fronds do not grow within three metres of powerlines and to clear obstructions to the overflow relief gully. It recommended people have enough water and provisions to last 72 hours if services are interrupted.