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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 NEWS 03 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA A THIRD workplace forklift tip in four weeks has seen WorkSafe operators visit more than 80 businesses to remind owners and operators of the hazards of operating heavy equipment in the workplace. In the latest incident a licensed operator reversed on rough ground with a car wreck lifted high causing it to tip. NT WorkSafes safety assurance acting manager Bruce McKinley said his team had been conducting a forklift safety focus with NT WorkSafe Inspector visits across the Territory in the past two weeks. Operating a forklift with a fully extended mast on uneven ground is well below any acceptable standard for safety, he said. This is a call to action to all employers of forklift operators to toolbox this safety alert, and reinforce their safe systems of work at their very next opportunity. The operator was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured in the incident. Forklift accident warning WILL ZWAR Drink-driver arrested A WOMAN has been arrested for allegedly drink-driving following a two vehicle crash in Alice Springs. One woman was taken to the Alice Springs Hospital for non life threatening injuries. A female driver has been arrested for drink-driving. The outbound lane of Lyndavale Drive and Larapinta intersection was closed until about 11am on Tuesday following the crash. NT Police advised motorists to avoid the area. $4m Myilly Point Park downsized for opening THE troubled Myilly Point Park has been scaled back amid a monster seven-figure budget blowout and yearlong delay. Fencing has come down for the newly refurbished Myilly Point Park, with the NT government saying the park is set to open in May. But despite the $4m price tag, most of the park is yet to have asbestos remediation completed. A walking and running track originally flagged for the park has also been dropped from the first stage of the project due to the cost of removing asbestos. The park, a replacement of the $50m museum project, was delayed by over a year after remediation works to remove asbestos. The cost ballooned from $2.7m to $4m. When asked about the finished first stage, a spokeswoman for Infrastructure Minister Eva Lawler said elements of the park wouldnt be redeveloped until later. The construction of the playground precinct is under way and expected to be open by early May this year, the spokeswoman said. Stage 2 of the Myilly Point redevelopment will be a running track and exercise equipment over the larger area of the site, adding that the running track was not delivered during stage 1 due to the wider presence of asbestos on the old hospital site. A map posted to the NT government website shows only a small slice of the large park site has been remediated, despite the $1.7m blowout. Asbestos mapping of the remaining area has been completed so future works on the site can occur to plan, the spokeswoman said. The CLP has identified the park as one of two projects it claimed was economic blunders, along with the demolition of the Chan Building. Both projects have blown out by half their original budget, deputy opposition leader Gerard Maley said. These are prime examples of Labors fiscal mismanagement. The completed multimillion-dollar play area at Myilly Park. Inset: A completed Zone 1 with work on Zone 2 yet to start. Picture: Glenn Campbell THOMAS MORGAN THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE PLAYGROUND PRECINCT IS UNDER WAY AND EXPECTED TO BE OPEN BY EARLY MAY THIS YEAR NT MINISTRY FOR INFRASTRUCTURE Your local bakery Freshly baked, proudly Territory made. 26 Knuckey St, Darwin NT | Monday to Friday, 6am to 3:30pm www.bensbakehouse.com (08) 8942 2955 Follow the smell. '' BEN'S KEHOU