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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. 7 Absolute Quality Absolute Care Absolute Dentistry Dr N. Lewis | Dr W.L. Wong | Dr D. Gordon | Dr R. Higgins | Dr K. Babu Darwin Phone 8941 1717 Mallam Chambers 26 Mitchell St, Darwin Palmerston Phone 8931 3544 Palmerston Health Precinct, Palmerston Comprehensive Dental Examinations Adult Cosmetic Dentistry Dental Implants Crowns, Bridges White Fillings/ Restorations Teeth Whitening Wisdom Teeth Surgery Dental Hygienist Cleaning Root Canal Treatment smile great Keep your New patients welcome looking 02dw01/11 Preparing for the wet season JKC continues to work with our subcontractors, our Client, INPEX, and the Northern Territory Government to prepare our construction sites for this wet season. We conduct weekly inspections and meetings to gauge progress and are coordinating the installation of temporary sediment and erosion controls. Construction This week JKC advises that construction activities at our work sites will include: Blaydin Point Ongoing ground improvements for the Module Of oading Facility (MOF) causeway and construction of MOF through the mangroves Heavy rock transport by 18 trucks per day from DAC Howard West quarry (Yarrawonga) via Jenkins Road to Blaydin Point site Small rock transport by 10 trucks per day from Yebna quarry south of Jenkins Road to Blaydin Point site Two trucks per day transporting crushed rock from Mt Bundey quarry to the concrete batching plant on Channel Island Road Six trucks per day transporting concrete from a batching plant on Channel Island Road to Blaydin Point site Nine water trucks per day accessing Paspaleys Pond, off Channel Island Road, to Blaydin Point site Operation of two shifts working 10 hours per shift, with maintenance performed between each shift Wickham Point Road intersection upgrade is expected to be completed this month Howard Springs Accommodation Village Ongoing cyclone preparation activities, including tying down of perimeter temporary fencing to concrete blocks located within the site fence along Stow Road Ongoing construction of sewerage headworks linking into the Palmerston sewerage system including: o Some fencing along Stow Road will be temporarily realigned at the pump station site while excavation work is undertaken. This is expected to take one month and will temporarily partly obstruct an existing walkway - appropriate safety signage will be in place during this temporary change o Revegetation of the Stow Road pump station site and the easement will begin in early December o Continuation of pipeline work along Howard Springs Road Ongoing steel erection and installation of roo ng and cladding of central facilities Five single trailer trucks transporting ll from Boral quarry along Gunn Point Road and Howard Springs Road to the Accommodation Village All ongoing site preparation and construction activities will be conducted from 7am to 6pm while Sunday construction hours are restricted from 9am to 5pm Channel Island Road and Chung Wah Terrace intersection upgrade Ongoing mobilisation of plant and equipment to the construction site off Channel Island Road, and adjacent to the Palmerston rubbish tip Hours of operation are from 6:30am to 5:30 pm from Monday to Saturday This work is expected to be completed in February 2013, weather permitting Appropriate dust suppression and street sweeping measures are in place at all JKC construction sites, and all truck rock loads are covered. Noise, dust and road conditions will continue to be monitored. Employment Enquiries: Go to www.ichthysjobs.com to register your interest. If you have dif culties on line please seek assistance at our Construction Employment Mobilisation Centre, 22 Mitchell Street, Darwin, from 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday, or call (08) 8980 9999 Community Bulletin # 29 Community feedback 1300 724 795 www.ichthysproject.com JKC and our subcontractors are committed to the safety of the community and our workers please help us continue to share the roads safely NT cops on the case POLICE BEAT I alwayswanted to be in a police pursuit . . . but its nothing like it is on TV Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Mark Stringer with guns seized in the recent Operation Trident KILLER U-TURN THREE people were killed and a truck driver suffered shock when a taxi driver did an illegal U-turn in a 100km/ h zone on Tiger Brennan Drive, at Berrimah. The 57-year-old cabbie and his passengers remote school principals Greg Crowe and Ms Kerinauia died on impact. A cement truck smashed into the taxi, dragging it about 60m before the mixer fell and crushed the cabin. The fatal crash happened on Thursday, November 1. THONG CHASE A MOTORCYCLIST took police on a high-speed chase while wearing thongs last Saturday at 4.30am. He ended up with a foot injury when he tried to mount the kerb at the Rapid Creek bridge and reportedly told police: I always wanted to be in a police pursuit . . . but its nothing like it is on TV. FIRECRACKER A WOMAN was arrested when she set off a flamethrowing firecracker outside CLUB 23 on the main street OF Katherine last Saturday night at 1.40am. Nobody was injured. PERV ON LOOSE A SEXUAL predator allegedly inappropriately touched a 28-year-old hitchhiker but it was four days before police alerted the public to the fact the man was still on the loose near Katherine. The alleged assault happened on Tuesday, October 30. DRUNKEN MESS A DRINK-driver who rolled his car walked away unscathed but his passenger was left trapped in the wreck for around 30 minutes. Police, Fire and St John Ambulance were called to the single-vehicle roll-over on South Tce, Alice Springs, about 2am on Sunday, November 4. SLICK ROADS SLIPPERY roads caused traffic chaos in Darwin last Thursday. A man smashed into traffic lights at Bayview, a P-plater smashed into a fence at Wanguri, and a rear-end crash caused a four-car pile-up on the Stuart Hwy, at Pinelands. ALICE BLAZE POLICE were called to a suspicious fire at a unit complex on Nicker Crescent, Alice Springs, on Monday October 29. TAXI ATTACK A FERAL mob attacked a taxi driver and damaged his car when he refused to take more passengers than would fit in his vehicle on Monday, October 29. They stole the meter and windscreen wipers, and smashed the bumpers and dashboard. Prime posting Seaman Tom Simpson at HMAS Coonawarra. Picture: DEFENCE TOM Simpson, 22, of Bateau Bay, has swapped dirt bikes and four-wheel driving for the diversity of Darwin and a career with the Royal Australian Navy. The former Wyong Christian School student was posted to HMAS Coonawarra after completing the initial Stores naval course and Dangerous Goods course at recruit school in Victoria. This is my first posting, Seaman Simpson said. I am assigned to Fleet Logistics Support Element at HMAS Coonawarra at Darwin. I am responsible for receipt, dispatch and general tasks with stores, and supplies for patrol boats and other ships. Seaman Simpson said he is enjoying his posting. It has given me an opportunity to meet new people and develop my skills, he said. However, I am looking forward to a home visit soon to catch up with family.