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The Northern Territory news Wed 28 Apr 2021



The Northern Territory news Wed 28 Apr 2021

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

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WEDNESDAY APRIL 28 2021 BUSINESS 19 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Champs out to retain title McArthur River Mines emergency response team is preparing for the May NAREC comp. The Northern Territorys mine safety emergency capabilities will be put to the test in Darwin next month with the return of the Northern Australia Emergency Response Competition (NAREC). Last year was meant to mark the 10th anniversary, but COVID-19 has delayed that anniversary to this year from May 14 to 16. NAREC plays an integral part in the mining industrys emergency response training and gives mining company teams the opportunity to test their skills in the field through simulated emergency situations in preparation for reallife emergency events. Despite no competition last year the defending champion McArthur River Mine team is chafing at the bit to retain its mantle as No.1 site. The McArthur River Mine is no stranger to responding to emergency response situations having won accolades for its efforts outside the mine in and around Borroloola. Team captain Mitchell Wilson, who is a supervisor of rehabilitation, said the MRM emergency response team is keen to put its training to practice in Darwin in May. Mine safety is a serious issue and we take NAREC very seriously, he said. The competition judges our emergency response capabilities and safety standards. We train all the time the competition gives us the opportunity to test our skills against other mine sites. The scenarios we face during the competition are challenging and thats what we want. These scenarios are designed to be the closest teams will get to the real thing, while putting us under the pressure of being judged by seasoned professional adjudicators. The teams receive a call to response and will face challenges under the disciplines of; Fire Fighting, First-Aid, Rescue from Heights, Breathing Apparatus Skills, Underground Search and Rescue, Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) and Road Accident Rescue. Teams also complete and theory test and individual skills testing. GARY SHIPWAY Emergency response training puts mine teams to the test The Northern Territory Government, together with the Australian Government, released a tender for early contractor involvement for a new overpass at the Tiger Brennan Drive and Berrimah Road intersection. The $61.5 million project will be jointly delivered through the Road Safety Program in a 50/50 partnership with Northern Territory and Australian Governments to improve road safety outcomes at this intersection. The new overpass will enable the continuous flow of traffic at this location resulting in reduced traffic delays during peak hours and improved connectivity for freight transport to East Arm Wharf. Close to 20,000 vehicles travel on Tiger Brennan Drive each day and this intersection has been the location of multiple fatality crashes. The construction of the new overpass will separate the major flow of traffic on Tiger Brennan Drive from the traffic movements on Berrimah Road. An off road cycle path along Tiger Brennan Drive from Berrimah Road to Roystonea Avenue will also be delivered as part of this project. These works form part of the Australian Governments $2 billion Road Safety Program to improve safety and support jobs right across the country. To view the tender, visit tendersonline.nt.gov.au. ECI Tender Released for Tiger Brennan Drive and Berrimah Road Overpass Tiger Brennan Drive and Berrimah Road intersection towardszero.nt.gov.au If youre going to drink, dont drive. ROAD REPORT NT rzJ Site of Works Australian Government . NORTHERN ~ TERRITORY GOVERNMENT