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The Centralian Advocate Fri 10 Jun 2022



The Centralian Advocate Fri 10 Jun 2022


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Friday June 10 2022 NEWS 03 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Jason and Trent Lee work on the art piece at Hidden Valley Motor Sport Complex. Picture: Ben Cameron blaze of colour, culture at the v8s TWO iconic Territory symbols will be beamed into loungerooms across the country when the roaring Supercars return to Hidden Valley Motor Sports Complex next Friday. Bidjipidji Art creatives Jason Lee and his nephew Trent have spent the past week bringing a normally dull, 60m-long wall alongside a section of the track to life with more than a dozen different hues ahead of the Merlin Darwin Triple Crown (June 1719). Jason told the NT News the pair had used at least 30 spray paint cans to capture a crocodile and a barramundi among a splash of colours in time for the iconic race. The Charles Darwin University art student, who first got a taste for creativity in his teenage years, said the design took a bit of back and forth over several weeks to adequately capture Larrakia-inspired artwork. I chose a crocodile and a barramundi, as a crocodile is one of the totems of the Larrakia people and the barramundi is an important food source for us, Jason said. And theyre both iconic Territory symbols. Its getting (the artwork) out nationally. Trent said the crocodile was very significant for Larrakia people. Its a very proud, very strong animal, its to be respected, he said. And everyone comes to Darwin to catch a barramundi. To me, thats what it represents. Mixed power report card the Northern Territorys three power systems and the report is critical of Power Water Corporations capacity to meet the demands of new connections, ongoing operational challenges and network changes as potentially insufficient. This is an issue across most jurisdictions in Australia, the report said. The level of activity in the power system planning, network connections and system operations space is extremely high, and the availability of experienced personnel to augment in-house capability to a useful extent is very low. The review also identified that events such as blackouts occur at a potentially higher rate across the Territory than other jurisdictions. The rollout of solar energy sources is causing headaches for the commission. It notes large-scale solar farms in the Katherine, Batchelor and Manton Dam regions will raise the importance and complexity of managing assets. This throws focus on the next tranche of generating sys tems to be connected, however these solar farms are struggling to meet the requirements for network and model compliance developed under the Network Technical Code and associated guidelines, the report said. The review notes the potential for the additional rollout of solar projects and its potential to scramble the system. There is a significant capacity of large-scale solar PV under test or ready to be tested that will radically change the generation mix in the Darwin Katherine power system, the report said. Entura (renewable energy advisers) considers these projects are taking comparably longer to bring online than those in (other) jurisdictions. While (report author) Entura appreciates that the Darwin-Katherine power system is different to other power systems around Australia, discussions during consultation with the licensees and other stakeholders involved in bringing these plants online suggest there may not be sufficient capacity for PWC Power Services and System Control to accept such a large change in generation in a short period. However, Infrastructure Minister Eva Lawler defended the solar rollout. No it has not been a mistake, the commissioning of those solar farms has been complex work, she said. Some of those issues are around technology issues and theres some fine tuning around that technology. camden.smith@news.com.au A MAN on the run has been arrested and charged by NT police for an alleged aggravated robbery at Mitchell St on Sunday night. Police allege three men entered a licensed premises and assaulted and threatened an employee with an edged weapon. The alleged offenders stole alcohol and threatened another employee before leaving the scene. An 18-year-old man and 22year-old man were arrested by NT police and charged with one count each of aggravated robbery. On Wednesday, police arrested a third man, aged 22. Police allege he was also involved in a break-in at Darwin City on May 18 this year and an assault on June 23, 2021. He was charged with aggravated robbery, unlawful entry, damage to property, stealing and aggravated assault. Acting Sergeant Dale Motter-Barnard said the third man would appear at Darwin Local Court on Thursday. Violent robbery, third man arrested THE Utilities Commission of the NTs latest power system performance review has delivered a mixed report card, including criticism of the pace of the rollout of solar generation projects. Released this month, the report by the independent regulator says solar projects are taking comparably longer to bring online than equivalent projects interstate. Unreliable generation remains a constant issue across Camden Smith Criticism levelled at rollout pace of Top End solar generation projects Kentish Family Day Care Recruiting educators in all regions now DARWIN - PALMERSTON - KATHERINE TENNANT CREEK - ALICE SPRINGS Opportunity to run your own child care business from home Please contact admin@kentish.org.au or call 08 8932 2457 for more information Shop 3/20 Knuckey St, Darwin City | T: (08) 8981 2139 STOREWIDE OFF %25 RETIREMENT SALE