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The Northern Territory news Wed 15 May 2019



The Northern Territory news Wed 15 May 2019

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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

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WEDNESDAY MAY 15 2019 BUSINESS 21 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA A PIECE of the Northern Territorys pastoral pioneering history has gone on the market in Central Australia. Family-run Northern Territory cattle operation Suplejack Station in the Tanami region is up for sale for the first time in its 55-year history. Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated Directors Agribusiness Geoff Warriner and Chris Holgar have been appointed to sell Suplejack by unreserved auction in Alice Springs on June 14. Originally settled in 1964 by the late Robert and Lilian Savage, Suplejack is a single pastoral lease more than 381,700 hectares near the WA border, 730km from Alice Springs. Suplejack is an efficient enterprise supplying beef livestock to primarily northern export markets, Mr Warriner said. It has been thoughtfully developed to represent a productive holding underpinned by practical operational infrastructure, secure water resources and diverse land and soil types. Mr Holgar said fenced areas comprise about 130,000ha of the total area, and about 65 per cent of the landholding towards the southern and western boundary remains undeveloped. A tangible opportunity exists for future development resulting in expansion of the current grazing operation, he said. Three sets of stock yards as well as Suplejack Homestead, one of multiple residences, are located on the developed portion of the landholding. Ancillary shedding includes a hangar adjacent to a 1200m airstrip. Recent capital expenditure within the homestead complex includes a large solar system and battery bank, providing significant operational cost savings. Suplejacks water infrastructure includes 17 bores and six operational dams complementing Wilson, Goat and Birthday creeks, which traverse the landholding and provide semi-permanent sources of water. Suplejack Station is offered for sale on a walk-in, walk-out basis including livestock of 19,002 head plus 12 months natural increase (calving) and plant and equipment. The auction will be held at the Alice Springs Convention Centre, 93 Barrett Drive. Family cattle station sale Suplejack goes on the marketGARY SHIPWAY Northern Territory cattle operation Suplejack Station has been offered to market for the first time in its 55-year history Picture: SUPPLIED BUSINESS NEWS Event to help women realise digital dreams A KEY initiative in the Digital Territory Strategy and Action Plan is the Digital Futures Inspiring Women into Technology event on May 29 at the Darwin Convention Centre. The aim is to inspire Territory women and help them consider the diverse job opportunities available across the digital and tech spectrum. Women represent only 28 per cent of the information and communications technology workforce so encouraging greater female participation within this industry through the Inspiring Women into Technology event is a priority. This event will feature augmented reality displays, inter active digital displays, panel discussions, exhibition booths and a range of inspiring speakers to talk about their experiences, challenges and successes, illustrating how and what they did to enter the digital workforce. Speakers include Dee Madigan (Campaign Edge and Gruen), Grace Nolan (Google), Betty Banks (My Kitchen Rules), Sam Floreani (Code Like a Girl); and Rebecca Murray (Advanced Manufacturing Alliance). Tickets are $40 each. Visit: eventbrite.com.au/e/digital-futures-inspiring-women-intot e c h n o l o g y - t i c k e t s 58769836162 Advertising executive Dee Madigan will be a guest speaker Deutz Fahr dealer for the Northern Territory! RGM MAINTENANCE DARWIN 9 Mathew Hopkins Road, Holtze NT Office: 08) 8983 0100 RGM MAINTENANCE KATHERINE 28 Emungalan Road, Katherine NT Office: 08) 8971 3012 www.rgmdarwin.com.au ISDN Disconnection has begun! Call BLACKBIRD today for a free, no-obligations consultation (08) 8986 7170 blackbirdtech.com.au ISDN disconnection will begin on 30th September 2019. BLACKBIRD Technology can help you avoid the headaches in migrating your business ISDN services to VoIP on NBN or a Private Fibre network.