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www.ntnews.com.au Northern Territory News, Saturday, January 23, 2010 33 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:23-JGE:33 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K WHATS YOUR NEXT DEVELOPMENT? MIXED-USE SITES FOR SALE IN KARRATHA Karrathas residential, commercial and business opportunities are increasing along with the need for more service and housing options. Were looking for developers with the knowledge, expertise and resources to supply this growing community with the infrastructure it needs. The following sites are available and supporting documentation can be found online: L A N D 1 2 7 5 A TWO MULTI-LEVEL MIXED-USE SITES 5,802sqm and 7,584sqm At the heart of Karrathas Town Centre, these two multi-level sites are in need of high-quality residential units, office spaces and street-scaping by the right developer. Applications for one or both sites will be based on price, design and delivery capacity. Closing date 2pm WST Tuesday 23 February 2010. Sales information is available for download at landcorp.com.au/karrathahighriseopportunity SHOPPING CENTRE AND MIXED-USE SITE 10 hectare Located in Tambrey, only 4km from the Town Centre, this land and built-form site requires a neighbourhood shopping centre, medium-density housing and mixed-use facilities to attract a diversity of households and businesses. Closing date 2pm WST Thursday 11 March 2010. Sales information is available for download at landcorp.com.au/karrathamu landcorp.com.au Turn on the laughs ON SONG: Singers Missy Higgins (left), Jessica Mauboy and actor comedianMagda Szubanski at theBranNue Dae movie premiere of Open Air Cinema at Mrs Macquaries Chair, Royal Botanical Gardens in Sydney Musical dances around serious side GET THEE BEHIND ME, SATAN: Geoffrey Rush and Magda Szubanski in a scene from Bran Nue Dae ByALYSSABRAITHWAITE in Sydney FUN: Magda Szubanski at the Melbourne premiere of Bran Nue Dae I keep saying its mainly my cleavage doing thework. Im coasting along on that M AGDA Szubanski says baring her cleavage and cracking on to Geoffrey Rush in her new film Bran Nue Dae was a lot of fun. But she says the movie, considered Australias first Aboriginal musical comedy, has a serious side to it. Szubanski stars alongside Ernie Dingo, Jessica Mauboy, Missy Higgins, Deborah Mailman, Dan Sultan and Rocky McKenzie in the coming-of-age film about the adventure of finding home and following your heart. She plays a lusty roadhouse owner who makes a pass at any male who stops by, including Rush, cast as the strict Father Benedictus. I keep saying its mainly my cleavage doing the work. Im coasting along on that, Szubanski said. And then having to crack on to Geoffrey Rush as a priest, well who could say no? Bran Nue Dae was written by Broome local Jimmy Chi about his own teenage experiences in the late 1960s, when he was sent away to a religious mission in Perth. It started life as a stage musical in 1990, and has been brought to the big screen by director Rachel Perkins. Szubanski said, beyond the laughs, the film has a serious role in showing a different side of indigenous culture. I really think its historymaking, she said. Weve never seen this side of Aboriginal culture on screen, so celebratory and joyous, and acknowledging the struggle that Aboriginal people have had but not ground down by it. I feel really lucky to be part of this you know when something is special. Bran Nue Dae premiered at the Melbourne International Film Festival last year and opened around Australia this month. It is now screening at the Sundance Film Festival in the US. Perkins said her goal was to make a movie that audiences wanted to watch and would make them happy. With indigenous stuff its always tempting to get into more heavy social issues, but we really had to be careful not to do that, she said. This is a piece of entertainment where people feel good, it brings people together to celebrate life and indigenous culture.