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The Northern Territory news Thu 4 Feb 2021



The Northern Territory news Thu 4 Feb 2021

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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin.; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin.

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THURSDAY FEBRUARY 4 2021 NEWS 03 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA LITCHFIELD Mayor Maree Bredhauer has become the latest NT local government leader to confirm she will run for re-election this year. Ms Bredhauer, who has served as mayor for five and a half years, said council had made significant improvements in both its own opera tions and community engagement during her time in the role. Im absolutely pleased with the progress weve made so far, but there are still many more things to do for the future, she said. We need to continue to ensure the council has financial sustainability and that we are thinking forward so our future generations, who deserve the best facilities, are catered for. It comes after Darwin Lord Mayor Kon Vatskalis and Palmerston Mayor Athina Pascoe-Bell revealed they would seek another term. Litchfield mayor to run again ALICIA PERERA Assault in Darwin park A WOMAN was found injured after a suspected assault in Frog Hollow Park and taken to hospital. The 29-year-old female was found by a security patrol at 1am on Wednesday. She was taken to Royal Darwin Hospital by St John Ambulance for medical treatment. Her injuries are not considered life threatening and she was in a stable condition. Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 131 444. MY FIRST DAYMY FIRST DAY Celebrate your childs first day at school in 2021 by submitting their photo for our online gallery and special liftout Just scan the QR code to enter your childs photo and see the gallery. Photos must be submitted by Friday, February 5, 2021 THE NT government is on the search for a company to build a $3.5m youth justice facility in Tennant Creek with no locks or bars, has a home like feel and is painted in fresh and original colours. The building, to be constructed on Peko Road, is part of the Territory governments ongoing reforms to the youth justice system to teach youth consequences and put them on a better path and away from a lifetime of crime, according to Territory Families Minister Kate Worden. The government released the tender for construction of the facility this week, with documents describing it as having no locks or bars and a place for reconnection to self, family and the community. The overall facility will be of a welcoming and nurturing atmosphere with a home like feel with sustainable and durable materials and finishes, documents state. Ms Worden said the facility, as a part of the broader reform program, was in line with recommendations out of the Royal Commission into Youth Detention to support alterna tives to detention. Government data released as part of budget estimates revealed 90 youth attended alternative sentencing camps in 2019/20. Of the records the government could track down, 18 per cent of kids went on to reoffend within the first six months. By comparison, an Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report found 59 per cent of youths sent to jail reoffended within six months. Under its construction guidelines, the government has also asked for the facility be painted in colours that are fresh and original in order to create a feeling of warmth, safety and to counter effects of personal stress. Up to eight youths would be accommodated under the first stage of construction, though government drawings show there would be up to 16 rooms if stage two is built. The Peko Road site, according to the government, was chosen after 12 months of consultation with the Barkly Regional Deal Youth Justice Accommodation Facility working group. Other options included Juno and Udall roads. Justice facility to have no locks MADURA MCCORMACK Single Darwin doctor in training Tom Mylne. Picture: Glenn Campbell VALENTINES Day is just around the corner and to celebrate, the NT News is on the hunt to find the Territorys most eligible singles looking for love. One early contender is Tom Mylne, a final year medical student who moved to Darwin last month, who hopes to make the city his long-term home despite possibly needing to move around for work in the shortterm. I love doing lots of outdoorsy stuff such as hiking, camping and fourwheel driving, he said. Im also pretty decisive if you date me you know what youre getting because Im pretty upfront. I call a spade a spade. Im looking for a man whos relatively the same. Are you or someone you know the NTs most eligible bachelor or bachelorette? Tell us why by emailing a photo and a few lines about yourself to ntnews.com.au/ yourpics, for the chance to be featured in the NT News. ALICIA PERERA SEARCH FOR LOVE HEATS UP

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