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Coomalie (N.T.). Council; Decision making; Coomalie Region (N.T.); Politics and government; Periodicals

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Stop press; Coomalie Community Government Council newsletter


28th September 2010 Edition

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PAGE 19 PRESS 28TH SEPTEMBER 2010 Get Stop Press in full colour online from the NEWS tab at www.coomalie.nt.gov.au or get on the mailing list email danni@coomalie.nt.gov.au and ask to be included. Coomalie Community Government CouncilWorks Report Strickland Road new seal Line marking and guide posts to be installed at the same time as Miles Road. Miles Road Top End Linemarkers have inspected and measured up Miles Road and Linemarking will commence in early October. New steel guide posts will be installed where missing on Miles Road before the end of September. Adelaide River Rubbish Dump Earthworks have been carried out to construct a new level at the Adelaide River Rubbish Dump. Dumping will be on the downside of the dump face until there is enough room to safely turn around on the new level. Directional signage has been set up to help get the new level started. A new approach ramp has been constructed on the Eastern end of the Dump so the rubbish is not visual from Dorat Road. RTR Works Roads to Recovery funding for this year will be used for carrying out much needed maintenance on several of Councils existing sealed roads. The roads will be Haynes, Chinner and Coach / Miles Roads. The work will consist of : Hotmix shoulder patching, Linemarking with both centre and outside edge lines and new steel guide posts. The new edge lines will help to keep traffic in off the shoulders. Road surface mounted delineators on some of the tighter curves will also be trialled in an effort to stop vehicles dropping off and damaging the shoulders. Ongoing. Heathers Lagoon Road Program Work Resheeting of 1.660 km on Heathers Lagoon Road is nearing completion along with minor works on Owens Lagoon Road that was carried out at the same time. Maintenance Grading A round of grade, water and roll will be carried out to various sections of Coach and Milton Roads where the road way has worn down and the rocks are coming to the surface. A vibrating drum roller will be used to break up the rocks. Some bad sections of corrugation on Cheeney Road will also be treated in the same way. Coomalie Gamba & Weeds . Gamba grass is a perennial species introduced from Africa. Gamba grass is a useful pasture species however this comes at a cost. Gamba grass is a highly invasive grass species. It is well suited to northern savannas, where the combination of impacts on fire regimes, soil nutrient and soil water cycles is impacting on native plant communities. Gamba grass creates very high fuel loads, up to seven times that of native grasses. This results in intense fires that destroy native plant communities. In some areas this process of very hot, late fires and the plants ability to quickly colonise the disturbed areas it creates, is leading to a cycle of woodlands being replaced by tall perennial grasslands. This impacts negatively on the native animals dependent on the health of the Top End. If you have any problems with Gamba grass please feel free to contact Robert Bright on 08 8976 0058. weeds@coomalie.nt.gov.au A date has been set for Chemical Smarttrain Course for the 12,13,14 October. Places still available but be quick. Contact Robert to book your place.

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