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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


West Arnhem Regional Council


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


Edition 409, 13 July - 2 August 2019

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The West Arnhem Wire

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The West Arnhem Wire | 13 July - 2 August 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 West Arnhem Regional Council wishes to remind Jabiru residents that dog registrations are now due for the 2019-20 financial year. As it is the Councils responsibility to manage all domestic dogs within the township, in accordance with the Jabiru Town Development (Control of Dogs) By-Laws, Council encourages all Jabiru residents to do the right thing by registering your pet and ensuring they are wearing the correct registration tag. Pet owners also have the responsibility to ensure your fencing is suitable for your pet and they are secured in your yard. To find out more information or to register your dog for the 2019-20 period, please visit the West Arnhem Regional Council office in Jabiru, call 8979 9444 or email info@westarnhem.nt.gov.au. Registration forms and associated charges are also available on our website. DOG REGISTRATIONS DUE 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 wheel loader (pictured above) for the Warruwi community. Upon delivery, the new wheel loader will be put to work immediately, carrying out a vegetation clearance program around the Warruwi solar farm, bore fields and power lines. The new machinery will also guarantee long-term benefits for the community, including improved efficiency in the delivery of civil works and projects, while reducing maintenance on existing machinery and ultimately increase employment and training opportunities for WARC staff. It will also assist in fire hazard reduction around the community and disaster mitigation works including clean ups around the community. With the new equipment set to have a significant impact on the community, the grant funded $100,000 towards the purchase and Council contributed the outstanding amount. WARC wishes to thank the Department of Housing and Community Development for the support. NEW MACHINERY BRINGS LONG-TERM BENEFITS The new wheel loader will be put to work immediately.." The young people of Jabiru enjoyed a fun filled mid-year holiday program in conjunction with NAIDOC Week in July. Daily activities were held each day around the library including messy play, craft, gardening, picnics, and lego as well as afternoon sports. Jabiru also has a number of facilities that young people can enjoy such as the golf course, sports courts, library, pool, lake play area and a number of walking tracks. During NAIDOC Week, the youth enjoyed a number of celebratory activities including a barbecue, cultural crafts, a movie night screening of The Sapphires and a Youth Disco held at the Jim Jim Room. Thank you to all the parents and volunteers who helped make the school holiday program a success. ENJOYING LOCAL FACILITIES

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