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14 NEWS FRIDAY MAY 28 2021 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Fears over expansion The NT Planning Commission has released a subregional land use plan for the Palmerston area, including Holtze and Kowandi, to provide direction for future urban growth. FEARS have been raised that the NT government is considering expanding the Palmerston council boundary to take over the rural suburbs of Holtze and Kowandi. The NT government will release more than 5000 new residential lots across the areas, with the first stage of titles expected to be available from 2026. Litchfield North Ward councillor Mathew Salter said the government had flagged Holtze and Kowandi currently in his council area could be moved under Palmerston councils local government boundary. It comes after the government released plans to expand the Palmerston boundary to include parts of Berrimah, Elrundie, Tivendale and Wishart on May 11. Were losing out on 5000 new ratepayers that wouldve brought in the growth we need to support a new swimming pool or library for the rural area in the future, Mr Salter said. Goyder MLA Kezia Purick shared the concerns about a potential Palmerston council expansion. She said Chief Minister Michael Gunner had flagged the change would likely go ahead because Litchfield council doesnt have capacity. A government spokeswoman confirmed Mr Gunner and Planning Minister Eva Lawler met with the Litchfield deputy mayor and Palmerston mayor on April 30 to discuss the proposed Holtze and Kowandi development They were advised that no decision has been made on which local government area will have care and control of these suburbs and this matter will be worked through in the leadup to land entering the market in 2026, she said. NATASHA EMECK Concern suburbs could move under Palmo control Lambie is grounded after rant OUTSPOKEN senator Jacqui Lambie has explained why she has been banned by Qantas for six months. Ms Lambie revealed to Today on Thursday she had apologised after she blew her stack at staff. I have apologised profusely. I went on a rant and I deserve everything I got from Qantas, she said. Ive tried to apologise to those staff members and Ive even written a letter myself apologising for that. That ban will stay I deserve every bit of that ban. And once again I am profusely apologetic to those staff members involved. FRANCES VINALL Senator Jacqui Lambie. Federal Labor will build community batteries for household solar and make electric cars cheaper for families. Authorised by L. Gosling, 3/266 Trower Road, Casuarina, NT 0810 For the Food Connoisseur Cheapest beer in town enjoy responsibly 8981 3201 www.buffclub.com.au Your favourite watering hole Trivia Wed Nights 7pm Bingo Thurs 10am Fri Night Raffl es/ Members Draw 5.30pm Monday (lunch/Dinner) Schnitty Meal $9.90 Thursday Bingo Special Meal $8.00 Friday Lambs Fry $14 Sunday Roast $15 or Mixed Grill $14 Virg.inia H H HOWARD SPRINGS oolalinga
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