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2013/14 City of Darwin annual report



2013/14 City of Darwin annual report

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City of Darwin annual report 2013/14


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N Ig H tc LI ff B O At R A M p CITY OF DARWIN Annual Report 2013/14 33 CITY OF DARWIN Annual Report 2013/14 32 March 2014 city of darwins disaster management experience was tested with a region wide power outage. city of darwins libraries launched a monthly Indonesian/english bilingual story-time program for children aged 0-5 time. the east point biodiversity Five year management plan was launched. councils commitment to improving road safety and managing local traffic issues led to a program to install additional digital speed check signs on darwin roads. the community was invited to participate in an online survey to inform the development of the city of darwins community wellbeing plan. Celebrating a journey to a healthier and stronger life community event was facilitated by the close the Gap day committee. May 2014 a special round of community grants totalling $40,000 was allocated for community commemoration of the 40th anniversary of cyclone tracy. the national broadband network (nbn) continued to be rolled out across the northern territory with darwin suburbs of malak and Karama benefiting from construction of the nbn this month. city of darwin resolved to abolish saturday parking fees in the city centre cbd. city of darwins community art space exhibited Beyond the Day to Day, an exhibition created by local artists in the day to day living program facilitated by the top end association for mental Health (teamhealth). concept plans for the Jingili skate park redevelopment were released for public consultation. city of darwin libraries children and youth services team were awarded a northern territory recognition award by australian library and Information association (alIa). February 2014 the city of darwin commemorated bombing of darwin day, a national day of observance on 19 February. city of darwin, Federal Government and northern territory Government launched the draft darwin city centre master plan for public feedback. the first round of the $150,000 2014/15 community Grants program opened. January 2014 an online survey was launched as part of the community engagement process for the development of the darwin bike plan. council held a major ceremony, with a Flag raising, citizenship ceremony, and the presentation of the australia day awards on australia day. recipients of the darwin to dili youth exchange were announced with the city of darwin funding two young people to dili, timor-leste for a placement as part of the sister city exchange program. a trial to improve safety around local schools was introduced with the installation of led flashing light panels at two school zones. April 2014 nominations for the position of community representatives on the city of darwin disability advisory committee were called. an e-tendering system was launched to improve the speed and efficiency of submitting tenders, expressions of interest and requests for quotations. city of darwins three day launcH event celebrated national youth week 2014. city of darwin introduced a single annual registration date for all cats and dogs. our company is our community art exhibition at city of darwins community art space marked the 25 years anniversary of local dance company tracks. city of darwin helped facilitate the anzac day activities recognising the citys strong ties to australias military history. June 2014 Healthy darwin program activities continued with mindil beach soccer kicking off for the season. city of darwins Fun in the parks school holiday program delivered activities focussed on primary school age children. sustainability week winners were announced during darwins sustainability week supporting councils Sustainability@thetop website. city of darwin launched a high-tech solar system on the roof of casuarina library. the real-time power output of the solar system can be viewed on linked screens in the library. city of darwin adopted its 2014/15 municipal plan and budget which set rates increases at 4.0%, 0.5 percentage points below the planned 4.5% increase as outlined in the long term Financial plan. A Year in Darwin < >

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