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Sun newspapers Wed 2 Jun 2010



Sun newspapers Wed 2 Jun 2010


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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin Region

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S un N ew sp ap er s - P ag e 10 1 5 - C M Y K 15Sun Newspapers WEDNESDAY June 02 2010OUT AND ABOUT 51 g s0 4 www.cazalysnt.com.au 23 rh 04 /0 6 Information for members & bona fide guests 49 br 03 /1 0 Juliet Saltmarsh, Dave Hadley and Yvette Wells at Hidden Valley for the Superbikes Caitlin Jackson, Sam Bestwick and Emily Hill-Hewitt at the Seabreeze Festival Ashlee Scarff, Brittany Hayward-Brown and Chiara Milne show their colours at BASSINTHEGRASS Sarah Middlin, Kate Middlin and Scott Bachelor at the Seabreeze Festival on the Nightcliff foreshore Superstock 600 Class riders Adrian DiGiandomenico, Bryce Van Hoof and Ross Gurd cool off in a blow-up pool between races at Round 2 of the Superbikes championship at Hidden Valley Sierra Bath, Sophie Verass and Alex Cole at Nightcliff for the Seabreeze Festival Copies of all Out and About pictures are available for purchase at Sun Newspapers. Phone us to order your copy today on 8931 3122. LEFT: Peter Perfect, Luke Morris, Fee Milford, and Brett McManus went to the Darwin Botanic Gardens Amphitheatre to soak up the range of BASSINTHEGRASS acts 49dw03/10 10 NEWSSun Newspapers WEDNESDAY June 02 2010 49 dw 02 /1 0 49 dw 10 /1 0 By BRUCE CUTLER PALMERSTON is to receive a $33 million injection of funds for sporting infrastructure across the city and a new home for Palmerston Raiders rugby league club. Palmerston Raiders have scored a brand football facility to be built at Rosebery, including two rugby league pitches, a grandstand, clubrooms and tower lighting. Four other sports based in Palmerston have also received benefits out of the government funding announced yesterday, which includes local AFL, soccer, netball and tennis clubs. Palmerston Raiders vice president Mark Nolen said the league club was "over the moon" with the new ovals to be built on the corner of Oweston Avenue and Forest Parade. "It lifts the code here in Palmerston," Mr Nolen said. "We have more juniors then any other club in town and its just a boom for rugby league, especially for all the other muck going on at the moment." Mr Nolen said with only one other Palmerston sporting oval that currently has lights, the future plans for the new ovals would be to open them for use of other sports such as touch football for the local community. "We start a consultative period now and have already finished design of clubhouses. Ideally we'd like to be on (the football pitches) next year." Chief Minister Paul Henderson said with Palmerston being the fastest growing part of the Territory the new "social infrastructure will bind the community of Palmerston together into the future". Palmerston Magpies AFL facilities at Charles Darwin University will also get a complete overhaul, including match-quality lights, resurfacing and drainage upgrades for the oval, bleachers, seating, clubrooms, coach's box, storage shed and scoreboard. A new tennis and netball complex is also to be developed, which will feature six devoted tennis courts with competition-standard lighting, two multi-use courts shared with netball, clubrooms, canteen, and administration amenities. A major upgrade will also take place at the Gray Sporting Field with new senior and junior pitches, grandstands and lighting for local soccer players and supporters. Sports Minister Karl Hampton said construction of the sporting infrastructure would start before the end of the year. "Soon the AFL, rugby league, football, netball and tennis communities will have top-class playing and viewing facilities to nurture the thousands of young superstars who pack Palmerston's fields and courts every week," Mr Hampton said. Palmerston sports score major funds Palmerston Raiders vice president Mark Nolen Croc near swim spot A 2.9M saltwater crocodile has been removed 200m downstream from a popular swimming hole in the Darwin rural area. The male croc was removed from Berry Creek, about 200m downstream from the Berry Springs swimming hole on the weekend. The male croc was pulled from a trap on Saturday. A monster 4.7m croc was caught close by in the creek in October last year.That croc was the largest caught by rangers for 2009. Berry Springs remains open to the public for swimming. Parks and Wildlife rangers have so far caught 121 crocs in the Top End this year.