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The Northern Territory news Thu 13 May 2010



The Northern Territory news Thu 13 May 2010

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14 NT BUSINESS REVIEW, May, 2010 P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 1 3 -M A Y -2 0 1 0 P A G E : 1 1 4 C O L O R : C M Y K THE Land Development Corporation is the Northern Territory Government's leading land developer. It provides companies within key industry sectors that are about to start up, or plan to expand their operations, with access to a range of strategically located industrial land ready for development. One such development is the new land release at Darwin Business Park. The six high profile lots that make up Stage 1, including one outstanding key entrance block, are already subject to expressions of interest. In all 21 fully serviced prime lots will be released, which represents the Business Park's largest land release. Another major development is the 30ha Common User Area (CUA) strategically located close to the Port of Darwin's East Arm Wharf in Darwin Harbour. Stage 1 of the CUA is available for short to medium-term leasing options at market rates. The sizes of both hardstand and storage areas are negotiable to suit individual business requirements. The CUA is available for use by any business whose activities complement the role of East Arm as an intermodal transport and services hub. It is particularly relevant to those engaged in the oil and gas industry, port and related service sectors. The Land Development Corporation is also establishing the Defence Support Hub on a 53ha site near the Australian Army's Robertson Barracks in the Shire of Litchfield. The Defence Support Hub is part of a range of strategic industrial estates being developed in and around Darwin. One of these is the East Arm Marine Services Precinct. Five unique lots of land have recently been released on Hamaura Rd in Berrimah, which will be the gateway to the precinct. Next to the newly-opened recreational boat ramp, a further six lots are being developed. These outstanding blocks range in size from 5000sqm to 6700sqm and are ideally suited to businesses involved in commercial marine-related activities. Land Development Corporation general manager John Coleman said: "The Corporation offers commercial solutions to those who wish to establish or relocate businesses on strategically located land close to road, rail and port facilities by providing easy access to fully serviced sites.'' To take advantage of major industrial projects, new land release opportunities and land development strategies that stimulate economic growth in the NT, visit www.landdevcorp.nt.gov.au or call the Land Development Corporation on (08) 8944 0900. DEVELOPMENT IN THE NT SPECIAL ADVERTISING FEATURE www.homestaraustralia.com.au Nationally Accredited Assessors Practical and Cost Effective Advice ABSA Assessor Number 80011 Call us to discuss rating your new building design ph 8948 4414 or email ray@homestaraustralia.com.au 46FA14 4 6 fa 2 1 Representing land and built form developers in the Northern Territory. If you are involved in the Development industry , you need to be a member and be part of Darwin's future. For further information contact ceo@udiant.com.au Strategic land ready for development Beat spiralling water costs WATER is our most precious natural resource and something that most of us have taken for granted until now. These days, we are all increasingly aware of the importance of water to our survival and its limited supply. As the price of water continues to increase, more and more Australians are turning to water tanks to harvest their own water. With the NT Government offering up to $1900 in rebates for new tanks, now is the time to set up. There are many products on the market, but if youre looking for a healthy, economical and sustainable solution to water collection, you cant go past a stainless steel tank. It wont rust while providing you with a life-time of clean, safe water. Cloud9 water tanks are made from Stainless steel 316. 316 is hospital and marine grade. A Cloud9 water tank contains no plastic at all, just durable, healthy stainless steel, manufactured to the Australian Food standards. Other tanks split with age, melt in a bushfire and contaminate the water they hold. With a Cloud9 tank, you get nothing mean, just clean pure drinking water. Unlike standard corrugated iron tanks, Cloud9 water tanks use the newest European-designed technology to produce a world-class tank that is safe, durable and space efficient. For the same cost of an ungainly normal-sized tank, Cloud9 water tanks provide a series of compact, durable tanks that can be stacked horizontally or vertically. Rather than taking up half the back yard, Cloud9 tanks can be stacked neatly along one side of the house, in-ground or even in the roof. Suitable for the new allotments, they use a lot less space for the same amount of water storage. While saving money on your water bills, a Cloud9 stainless steel tank will increase the value and the aesthetics of your property. Maintenance costs are also significantly lower than alternative tanks. Cloud9 water tanks also come in Zincalume, Galvanised and Colourbond steel. All tanks are locally produced for Territory conditions by Action Sheetmetal Pty Ltd. View the Cloud9 tank display at the Freds Pass Show, from May 14-16, or phone Action Sheetmetal on (08) 8984 3770 more for details. Industry interests main priority THE Urban Development Institute of Australia (NT) was formed in October 2009. The property industry in the Northern Territory is made up of three core sectors: Developers represented by UDIA (NT), Civil and building contractors represented by the Master Builders Association, and Property owners represented by the Property Council. All three sectors need to work closely together, and with Government, to ensure the property development industry continues its major contribution to the Territory economy. From the developers perspective, their customers are the property owners and the contractors are their suppliers. While UDIA (NT) does have many common goals with its suppliers and customers, it also has some very different priorities. Some of the issues developers face are common to the industry throughout Australia. To best serve its members and avoid reinventing the wheel UDIA (NT) is aligned with UDIA National to tap into their vast resources. However, some of these issues are completely different in the Top End due to our climate, location and lifestyle, in which instance UDIA (NT) addresses these locally by using the resources and experience of its members. Similar to every other industry, the development industry enjoys a diverse membership. This ranges from developers of residential land through to high rise mixed-use buildings. Sizes range from sole traders through to multi-national corporations. To maintain its credibility and relevance, UDIA (NT) is committed to ensuring that it always represents the interests of the industry, rather than any individual member.