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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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32 BUSINESS WEDNESDAY MAY 15 2019 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 THE Dry is here and PRBA is gearing up for our Trailer Boat Club event. An opportunity to hear some of the great stories so far this year and, to take a look at some of the exciting things on the horizon. Its hard to believe that we are in the fifth month of the year already. It always takes a little time to crank up after the Christmas break but once the wheels are turning you realise how much opportunity there is out there. Sure, its a challenge at the moment but a lot of our members are telling me things are ticking along and there is reason for optimism. Looking around Palmerston and Darwin we see projects like the new Palmerston Police Station well underway, its a Sitzler project, so it ticks the local involvement box, and given it is Sitzler it ticks the quality box. The new Fuel Express gas station now has a roof and is looking to open in July. Again, a Sitzler job and Fuel Express, managed by Pat OConnell, a born and bred Territorian, is wholly owned by locals. able to achieve over the last few years, its a cornerstone of our community and is now recognised as a premium golf club on a national level. Before I close, PRBA would like to welcome the new INPEX GM, Roland Houareau, to our city and look forward to a long and fruitful relationship. Roland is no stranger to our city having been involved in Conoco Phillips Wickham Point gas project. Enjoy the dry and feel free to feel smug when you see temperatures our Southern cousins have to endure for the next few months. Good projects in the works In Darwin, the Westin lux ury hotel at the Waterfront has commenced its civil works. Stage one is to build the rock wall, that job has been won by McMahon Services, McMahons have been established in the Territory for many years and the first five subcontracts were awarded to local companies. One of those being Arafura Traffic Control, members of PRBA. Arafura Traffic Control has a sister company called Arafura Linemarking who recently created our first 3-D pedestrian crossing at Bees Creek school. I went out to Elcho Island last week to take a look at the housing projects underway by Bukmak constructions, a division of the Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Association. It was terrific to see indigenous apprentices learning a variety of building trades and putting their new learned skills to work on several new houses in the community. Work is well underway at the Palmerston Golf and Country Club to upgrade its facilities in preparation for this years PGA. Its quite amazing to see what the club has been PRBA ADVERTISING FEATURE The new Palmerston Police Station is well underway WAYNE ZERBE PRBA & Coolalinga Community BankSAVE THE DATE Friday 30th August 2019 - from 12 noon at Palmerston Golf Course 9 Hole Ambrose Teams of 4 - $60pp Includes a delicious BBQ Lunch, green fees, team pack, great prizes to be won on course, plus a live auction and a raffl e! CHARITY GOLF DAY For more information please contact Rosie on events@prba.com.au All profi ts raised go directly to Riding for the Disabled NT.