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Wire : fortnightly news in brief from Jabiru, Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Warruwi and Minjilang



Wire : fortnightly news in brief from Jabiru, Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Warruwi and Minjilang

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The West Arnhem Wire


West Arnhem Regional Council


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Wire : fortnightly news in brief from Jabiru, Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Warruwi and Minjilang


Edition 436, 10-23 October 2020

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West Arnhem Wire - Fortnightly news in brief from Jabiru, Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Warruwi and Minjilang 4 The West Arnhem Wire | 10 - 23 October 2020 PROVIDING CULTURAL ACTIVITIES Notice of Annual General Meeting Date: Thursday 19th November 2020 Time: 9am 3pm Location: Jabiru Health Centre Agenda: Acknowledgements of Traditional Owners Welcome/Apologies Confirmation of previous AGM minutes Chairperson report Transition and Business Manager report Nominations of Directors General Business RED LILY HEALTH BOARD WORKING TOGETHER FOR BETTER HEALTH IN WEST ARNHEM Construction on the Adelaide River Floodplain Upgrade is underway, with funding increased to include early ground improvement works for the upgrade of the Beatrice Hill Section. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said this project was planning for the future of the Northern Territory, by providing approximately 6.6 kilometres of new road alignment and a series of 13 bridges along the length of the floodplain. The Adelaide River Flood Plains Upgrade is another critical part of improving our roads and is currently supporting 179 jobs, which is vital during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Deputy Prime Minister said. We are continuing to get shovels in the ground on projects like this across Australia under our $110 billion infrastructure investment pipeline, which is laying the foundations for economic recovery from COVID-19 while ensuring we have the transport infrastructure needed to get people home sooner and safer no matter where they live. Northern Territory Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics Eva Lawler said this section of the Arnhem Highway, like the current works, also spans the Adelaide River Floodplain and will improve flood immunity, road safety and productivity for a number of industries reliant on road transportation across both sections of works. The Arnhem Highway is a major transport link connecting Darwin and Kakadu National Park a major tourist attraction to the Northern Territory and the service centre of Jabiru," Ms Lawler said. ADELAIDE RIVER FLOODPLAINS UPGRADES UNDER WAY Kakadu Community Care participant Abel Naborlhborlh has been spending time painting at the new Marrawuddi Gallery recently. Abel is a talented artist and has been doing traditional painting. West Arnhem Regional Council (WARC) Community Care staff member Mathew Cooke was happy to help provide the opportunity for Abel participate in this activity. As always, October marks a changing time for the region with the return of the magpie geese, the onset of buildup and if were lucky nice early rains which transform the surrounding landscape. At Ranger weve been busy preparing as usual for the upcoming cyclone season and for what is predicted to be a big wet season with the recently declared La Nia. With La Nia there is an increased risk of tropical cyclones and increased rainfall, I encourage you all to do you cyclone clean up early this year and prepare your cyclone survival kits well in advance. When driving on the roads please be mindful of the conditions as we know how quickly localised flooding can happen and how quickly conditions can change on local roads and on the highway. La Nia also means there will be stagnant water around town which leads to more mosquitos which can carry infections and diseases like Ross River Virus and Murry Valley encephalitis, please take care and protect yourselves against pesky bites. Lesley Bryce General Manager-Operations, Ranger Mine with Lesley Bryce General Manager Operations, Ranger Mine RANGER EXCHANGER What is predicted to be a big wet season.."

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