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Wire : fortnightly news in brief from Jabiru, Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Warruwi and Minjilang



Wire : fortnightly news in brief from Jabiru, Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Warruwi and Minjilang

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The West Arnhem Wire


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Wire : fortnightly news in brief from Jabiru, Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Warruwi and Minjilang


Edition 411, 17 August - 13 September 2019

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The West Arnhem Wire | 17 August - 13 September 2019 West Arnhem Wire - Fortnightly news in brief from Jabiru, Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Warruwi and Minjilang 2 The West Arnhem Wire acknowledges the traditional owners of country and their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to elders, past, present and future. The Wire is the only regular source of news and information in the Kakadu and West Arnhem Land region. More than 700 copies are distributed fortnightly to Jabiru, Warruwi, Minjilang, Maningrida and Gunbalanya. Our electronic edition goes out to more than 500 individual email addresses across West Arnhem Land and the Top End. The Wire accepts advertising from businesses and government organisations. Placement of ads is subject to editorial and Council policy. Our competitive rates start from as little as $65 (including GST). Call 08 8979 9465 today or email wire@westarnhem.nt.gov.au to discuss how we can help you spread your messages around West Arnhem Land. ADVERTISING DEADLINES Bookings: 5pm Monday prior to publication Artwork: 5pm Tuesday prior to publication The Wire is published fortnightly on Fridays. The Wire is published by West Arnhem Regional Council. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those held by the Council or Councillors. West Arnhem Regional Council PO Box 721 JABIRU NT 0886 www.westarnhem.nt.gov.au Call (08) 8979 9465 or email wire@westarnhem.nt.gov.au NEW MACHINERY SET FOR GUNBALANYA West Arnhem Regional Council (WARC) was fortunate to receive a Special Purpose Grant from the Department of Housing and Community Development to purchase a new tilt tray truck (pictured below) for the Gunbalanya community. The new machinery features a 9 metre tray, container locks, a 20 tonne winch and the ability to shift up to 12 tonnes of equipment in a single load. While replacing the crane truck which had been out of service for more than a year, the tilt tray truck also brings great benefits to core service delivery in the community. This includes significant savings in mobilisation costs during project work, while improving efficient and effective day-to-day core service delivery. It will also greatly assist with carrying out disaster mitigation strategies including community clean ups. The grant for the Hino Tilt Tray was a total of $100,000 and Council contributed the remaining amount. WARC wishes to thank the Department of Housing and Community Development for the support. Road Safety NT attended one of West Arnhem Regional Councils Youth, Sport and Recreation in monthly Teacher vs Young People Basketball events in Maningrida on Tuesday, August 20. Caleb from Road Safety NT (pictured below) opened up the event with a conversation with Maningrida young people around road safety and taught them 4 very important actions click, clack front & back. Caleb taught everyone the hand signals of reaching for your seatbelt, clicking it in and then pointing front and back as a fun way to encourage the kids to remember to put on their seat belt when they get in the car and to check front and back. The games started rolling and the young people had lots of support from, not only teachers, but other community members joining in to play including the Road Safety mob. The MVPs of the night got to take home a Road Safety back pack with a football inside and a water bottle. VITAL ROAD SAFETY MESSAGING Kakadu is a bird lover's paradise home to more than a third of Australia's bird species. Join traditional owners, Parks Australia, scientists, local experts and BirdLife Australia to celebrate the Top Ends diverse birdlife during Kakadu Bird Week from 28 September to 5 October 2019. Enjoy free birdwatching activities, learn from leading researchers and traditional owners, and experience wetlands cruises, Aboriginal bird experiences and more. The full program for Bird Week 2019 is coming soon. Sign up to the mailing list below to be the first to hear about this year's events. For more information, visit https:// parksaustralia.gov.au/kakadu/do/ events/birdweek/ 2019 KAKADU BIRD WEEK