The Northern Territory news Thu 11 Jun 2020
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THURSDAY JUNE 11 2020 NEWS 03 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Carpark reprieve refused WILL ZWAR AND RAPHAELLA SAROUKOS ing hundreds of needed parking spots and keeping business flowing through shop fronts. However, CDU declined the offer. The spokesman said rejection of the offer meant parking on the site would close on June 30. Charles Darwin University has requested vacant possession of the land at the time of agreed transfer, 30 June, and City of Darwin will remove all existing carparking infrastructure prior to that date, he said. City of Darwin is the owner of the land on which Charles Darwin Universitys Education and Community Precinct is proposed and has agreed to transfer the land to CDU to allow for the fast tracking of this project. The site where the universitys new city campus will be constructed over the next four years, is to be settled on June 30 but CDU has ignored several requests to answer questions about how it will pay for the site and if it will be prepared to settle. The transaction is part of the City Deal, a major tri-level government plan aimed at growing the economy. Chief Minister Michael Gunner and Federal Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge are confident the project and the City Deal will be completed without issue. Im very confident those (payment) details will be confirmed soon and we can get on with creating more jobs for Territorians, Mr Gunner said. Mr Tudge said this com mitment (to the City Deal) remains unchanged. Darwin council has received a development application for the Education and Community Precinct project and will provide comment on it as part of the official approval process. The response will be submitted by Friday June 12. DARWIN council has revealed the Cavenagh St carpark could have stayed open if CDU had allowed it to manage the space while development plans were finalised. A council spokesman said the city had offered to manage the carpark for six months sav Shoppers to indulge in vouchers WILL ZWAR Council Reporter DARWIN councils voucher scheme to encourage shoppers to buy local and dine out at restaurants in the council area will open from today. The scheme will see $300,000 spent in Darwin retail, tourism, dining and personal care venues across the municipality to help businesses bounce back from the economic toll of coronavirus. Darwin Lord Mayor Kon Vatskalis said he hoped shoppers would make the most of the vouchers, with plenty of businesses registering with the program. More than 200 Darwin businesses have registered for myDarwin, he said. The program will continue until all of the $300,000 is expended. Mr Vatskalis said the voucher scheme could be extended if it was deemed a success by retailers and shoppers but it would need to be approved by elected members. Any extension of the program would have to have council approval, he said. Shoppers can register from today at mydarwin.me Quintus Durga is enlisted during a small military ceremony at Crocodylus Park yesterday. Picture: CHE CHORLEY Tigers eye on the army A BENGAL tiger has earned its military stripes, becoming the latest mascot for Darwins 5th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment. Quintus Durga, a Bengal tiger that lives at Crocodylus Park in Berrimah, was officially enlisted into the Australian Army during a military service yesterday. It coincides with the 51st anniversary of the Vietnam Wars Battle of Binh Ba, which took place on June 6 and 7, 1969. 5 RAR completed two successful tours of Vietnam and fought in the Battle of Binh Ba, the most significant battle in the battalions history involving fierce close-quarter fighting. Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Dirago said: We are looking forward to welcoming Quintus Durga as the mascot of the Tiger Battalion and helping with her care and upkeep at Crocodylus Park. 29 Bynoe Haven Rd, Bynoe | PH: 8978 2822 Aussie seafood every Friday! Th ursdays: join us for Croc feeding & woodfi re pizza! Sandpalms Road House Tropical Resort