Territory Stories

The Northern Territory news Thu 11 Jun 2020



The Northern Territory news Thu 11 Jun 2020

Other title

NT news


The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT






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

18 NEWS THURSDAY JUNE 11 2020 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Missing teen found alive in bushland VICTORIAN teenager William Callaghan has been found alive after spending two freezing nights lost in dense bushland. We can confirm we have found William alive, its great news, Victoria Police acting Inspector Christine Lalor said. William, a 14-year-old with non-verbal autism, was missing since Monday afternoon after last being seen on the summit of Mt Disappointment when he became separated from family. He was discovered conscious and alive by a volunteer yesterday, and was taken to the search staging area about 1pm. Blue tarps were erected to shield Williams reunion with his family, during which he gave his mum Penny a hug. Hundreds of people were searching for him, as temperatures in the area plummeted. Williams favourite tune, Thomas the Tank Engine, was blasted over sound systems to try to draw him out. A wave of relief went through the camp when news broke of the boys discovery. Smiles and tears spread over the faces of his family, friends and those who searched high and low for him. William Callaghan A TOURISM business in a Top End seaside town is bucking the coronavirus downturn trend, lodging plans for a $9 million expansion that will turn it into a one-stop shop for travellers. Lodge of Dundee, a tourist spot southwest of Darwin, is planning to completely refurbish its existing caravan park, Garbos in resources industry GARBAGE collectors want Australians to view their work as part of the resources industry alongside minerals, energy and water. National Waste and Recycling Industry Council chief Rose Read said the waste sector went far beyond providing a community service to protect hygiene and health. There is significant value the industry can provide to Australias economy, society and the environment, she told a parliamentary inquiry yesterday. Similar to mineral resources, energy, water, agriculture substantial materials and energy that can be used to improve quality of life within Australia. Ms Read said that the absence of a market for recovered materials and a lack of national vision on the sectors infrastructure needs were preventing innovation. Inconsistent collection methods across councils werent helping either. There are also different regulations for the waste industry in each state and territory. The inquiry is looking at ways to reduce the millions of tonnes of waste discarded in landfill and waterways in Australia each year. Wilkie in spin at social casinos INDEPENDENT MP Andrew Wilkie wants a ban on socalled social casinos. Under his proposed legislation, apps or websites that take money but dont let users cash out instead giving virtual chips would be banned. Australia has a gambling problem, the MP said. $9m lodge upgrade bid Owner has sights on domestic market for Dundee facility MADURA MCCORMACK madura.mccormack@news.com.au add more cabins, replace the existing shop and hotel and upgrade its carparking and landscaping. Owner Doug Sallis said the three-staged project would create 10 to 15 construction jobs and 20 to 25 ongoing jobs across all its different parts. The pandemic disruption had made Mr Sallis realise the tourism industry into the future would likely pivot heavily to domestic tourism. We hope to begin construction of Phase 1 by the end of the dry season so that we are ready for 2021 (tourism season), he said. Recently lodged development plans show the project would double the number of bungalow cabins at Lodge of Dundee from nine to 18, provide 84 separate caravan and camping sites, and include the construction of a new amenities block. Three more two-bedroom self-contained units will be built, bringing the total to five. The new amenities block, situated in the centre of the caravan park, would include a new swimming pool, complete with shade sail, and an outdoor dining area. The design and location of the hotel seeks to take full advantage of the coastal outlook of the western portion of this site, with the deck area en abling views and access to prevailing breezes for hotel patrons, planning documents state. The proposal will increase the range of accommodation, recreation and convenience shopping facilities available within the Dundee locality, and enable an increase in employment through the operation of the caravan park, hotel and shop. A revamp of the Lodge of Dundee will also feature a new shop building adjacent to existing fuel bowsers and will have a small supermarket with a combined convenience store, cafe and small kitchen area, a post office space and two separate tenancies for something like a souvenir or fishing tackle shop. The public can make submissions regarding the Lodge of Dundees plans until midnight on June 19. Lake provides welcome swimming haven TWO major construction projects were completed in 1991 the new passenger terminal with four aerobridges at Darwin Airport and the Supreme Court building covering 14,256sq m and featuring 11 courtrooms. Darwinites wanting a safe spot to swim could now visit Lake Alexander, a man made lake at East Point Reserve named in honour of Alec Fong Lim, who was Lord Mayor of Darwin from 1984 to 1990. Sports fans were in for a treat with the first Arafura Games, originally called the Arafura Sports Festival, taking place in Darwin. With 1500 athletes com peting in seven sports, the international multi-sport event attracted participants from the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. From 1998 it was known as the Arafura Games. Youll never never know, if you never, never go sticks in the mind of many Australians as one of the most memorable tourism advertising catch cries ever. Led by TV legend Daryl Somers, the successful campaign began in 1992 and extended into 1993 and 1994. Also in 1992, Aboriginal rock band Yothu Yindi starred in rugby leagues grand final pre-match spectacular in Sydney. Amy-Lee, 5, hitches a ride with Jane Melvin to tour the new Lake Alexander which opened in 1991 42 Years of MEMORIES