The Northern Territory news Mon 16 Mar 2020
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MONDAY MARCH 16 2020 NEWS 03 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Final chance to enter pub grub TERRITORY restaurants and venues have their last chance to enter their best fish and chip, parmigiana and steak sandwich meals into the Hospitality NT awards today. Winners will be announced at the Hospitality NT Awards for Excellence in Darwin in May, ahead of the National AHA awards in August. Hospitality NT chief executive Alex Bruce said the competition would help local businesses put their best meals on the national radar. We want to showcase whats on offer in the Territory, he said. Laneway trial back on agenda PALMERSTONS troubled laneways return to the agenda at tomorrow nights meeting, with a recommendation to seek consultation on permanent closure on two local alleys. Laneways from Politis Ct to Strawbridge Park and from Politis Ct to Strawbridge Cres will be assessed after five months of trialling various closures of the troubled thoroughfares. A further eight laneways will be assessed ahead of the June 16 meeting to determine the best avenue of mitigating crime. MINDIL Beach Casino Resorts plans to pave a carpark over their luscious front lawns are set to be approved by council this week, despite possible impacts on the surrounding environment. Council staff recommend elected members approve the Council to back carpark WILL ZWAR Council Reporter plans to reduce 5041sq m of green space to just 1736sq m, in favour of 146 new parking bays. While only 23 of the new car parks would fall under council owned land, the report said the plans are within their strategic plan of creating a safe liveable city. The removal of green space comes despite council deter mining a negative environmental impact could occur as a result. Any removal of vegetation is likely to have a negative effect on the surrounding environment, the report said. Vegetation whether it be grass or trees has environmental benefits. Plants assist with filtration of run-off and stormwater (which will be increased with more hard surfaces i.e. carparking). This water filtration is important in this area as it is adjacent to Little Mindil Creek. The report also noted the proposed vegetation which would be removed could affect the surrounding environment and ecosystem. Although vegetation proposed to be cleared is not en demic, it is still a resource for local fauna as a resting and roosting spot in an ever decreasing urban forest, it said. Many of Darwins endangered species are marine related and with the location of the casino, the impact could be felt by local populations. Council noted if the carpark was approved, however, they could request an offset in any cleared vegetation through funding local revegetation works or adding to their own landscaping assets, as well as ensuring heat mitigation measures are included. Elected members will vote on councils recommendation at tomorrows council meeting, before the application will head to the Development Consent Authority at a later date. Alekna Wordens Personas 2019 is one of the pieces on show as part of the EX! T ART exhibition at MAGNT in Darwin Picture: KATRINA BRIDGEFORD Exhibition uncovers new talent THE next generation of artists and designers from around the NT will be celebrated at the Museum and Art Gallery NT in the fourmonth long EX! T ART exhibition. The works of 50 budding Year 12 students from 14 schools around the NT are now on show. MAGNT Director Marcus Schutenko said the museum holds these exhibitions to bring together some of the brilliant artwork from the various creative streams. EX! T ART generates self-esteem and purpose as art in all shapes and forms is an expressive outlet for students to share, he said Artist Alekna Worden showcases Personas 2019, based on the idea people create personas of others with their first impressions rather than getting to know someone on a deeper level. (This piece) is meant to inspire people to make a connection, she said. PRODIGY PAINTING Mobile 0407 718 588 www.prodigypainting.com.au Quality professional Painting for your office or home No job too large or too small Servicing Darwin & Rural areas Commercial & Domestic 19 Raphael Rd, Winnellie NT (08) 8947 3550 FIND US ON GOOGLE MAP S OPEN TO THE PUBLIC CLOSED MONDAYS WHOLESALE BUTCHER SHOP \ .,. HOLCO FINE MEAT SUPl'UERS ' 'l . _. 4 _,-eolnters-.oo w,;,~w& ,mm:w &i#IM TRAINED APPLICATOR
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