Territory Stories

The Northern Territory news Wed 15 May 2019



The Northern Territory news Wed 15 May 2019

Other title

NT news


The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT




This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.




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

Publisher name

News Corp Australia

Place of publication


File type



Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

News Corp Australia



Parent handle


Citation address


Page content

WEDNESDAY MAY 15 2019 FEDERAL ELECTION 09 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA A RE-ELECTED Coalition Government would put $5.6 million into Darwin and Palmerston soccer grounds. The election pledge would see $3.3 million spent building new womens change rooms, umpire change rooms, storage facilities and meeting places at Malak, Bagot and Fannie Bay ovals. It would also give Hellenic AC its own clubhouse for the first time in its 61-year history. Four sites are under consideration and $1.7 million has been set aside for the project. Another $125,000 is earmarked for a fence at Universitys Azzurris home ground at Rinaldi Park at Marrara. Lighting upgrades worth $460,000 are in the works for Gray Oval. Football NT chief executive Bruce Stadler said the new facilities had long been sought Soccer wins poll position after and womens change rooms would boost female participation. Football is all about inclusion and equal opportunity and we firmly believe that the more women and girls who play our game the stronger our communities will be, Mr Stadler said. Football Federation Australia boss David Gallop described the funding commitment as a massive win for the sport in the Top End. I very much look forward to seeing the next Matilda or Socceroos captain coming from Darwin, he said. The Coalition also announced it would spend $451,335 on new womens change rooms at the Freds Pass Reserve and $191,550 for the West Daly Regional Council to upgrade the Peppimenarti softball oval. HAYLEY SORENSEN Year 3 Alawa Primary School students Miguel Clarke, Asha Hughes and Elyssia Nicholas Picture: JUSTIN KENNEDY A SHORTEN Labor Government has promised to deliver $543,000 to fund upgrades to schools across Darwin and Palmerston. Solomon MP Luke Gosling is expected to make the funding announcement today, with only days left until Territorians head to the polls to vote this Saturday. Mr Gosling said todays announcement includes $50,000 towards upgrading the outdoor learning space at Alawa Primary School to make it suitable for Darwins climate. Student numbers at Alawa have grown by nearly 60 per cent over the last four years and the school has outgrown its current facilities, he said. This investment will ensure that the school has an assembly area for students and teachers that is usable all year round. Ludmilla Primary School will receive $30,000 to go towards a bus to support local families from surrounding communities access the Families as First Teachers (FaFT) program, which delivers a range of educational workshops and playgroups. Todays announcement is on top of the extra $14 million schools across the electorate of Solomon will receive for teaching and learning in the first three years of a federal Labor government, Mr Gosling said. Labor will invest an extra $14 billion into Australias public schools to give all children the opportunity to reach their full potential, no matter where they live, or how much their parents earn. The extra funding will mean more individual attention for students, and more help with the basics such as reading, writing, maths and science. Funding for this commitment has been included in Labors Fair Go Budget Plan, available at http://www.alp.org.au/ labors_fiscal_plan. Labor pledges more cash for Territory schools DEMONSTRATOR MODELS AVAILABLE. DEAL WITH A TERRITORIAN Darwin Land Rover 364 Stuart Highway, Winnellie 8946 4444 ntlandrover.com.au LMVD1015 SHOWROOM HAS MOVED NEVER STOP DISCOVERING DISCOVERY

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this website may contain the names, voices and images of people who have died, as well as other culturally sensitive content. Please be aware that some collection items may use outdated phrases or words which reflect the attitude of the creator at the time, and are now considered offensive.

We use temporary cookies on this site to provide functionality.
By continuing to use this site without changing your settings, you consent to our use of cookies.