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Strategic Infrastructure Fund applications closing soon

Applications for the $5 million 2018-19 Strategic Local Government Infrastructure Fund are closing soon.

Submissions close this week for takeaway alcohol inquiry into Alice Springs region

Community based organisations, individuals and licensees have until Friday this week to make submissions into the NT Liquor Commission’s inquiry into controls on the sale of takeaway alcohol in the Alice Springs region.

Tracing activity uncovers new citrus canker detection

Another citrus canker detection has been made in the Northern Territory as a result of essential tracing activities by the citrus canker emergency response team.






BUSHFIRE MESSAGE: WATCH AND ACT Location: Arnhem Highway Wak Wak Window on the Wetlands

Community Benefit Fund – Information Sessions

Does your community project or event need some support with extra funding? The Community Benefit Fund team are holding information sessions around the Territory during September and will be in Darwin and Palmerston next week.

Splashfest Water Safety Week

With Water Safety Week upon us, the Darwin Waterfront is set to host the opening event of the program, Splashfest, an initiative to raise awareness about keeping safe in, around and on the water.




Fire Ban Advice Message for Tuesday 18-08-2018

$69 million stimulus is still shooting hoops

A number of community service organisations have benefited from the Northern Territory Government $69 million stimulus program.

Red Centre Bird Festival in full flight

Celebrate the Territory’s diverse birdlife and start ticking off your bird list at this year's Red Centre Bird Festival.


FIRE BAN ADVICE MESSAGE - Monday 17 September 2018

Bacteria treatment for Palmerston Regional Hospital cooling towers

On Thursday, 13 September 2018 results from routine sampling of the cooling towers at Palmerston Regional Hospital returned a positive reading for legionella.



RSPCA to benefit from WHS sanction

The Darwin branch of the RSPCA will be one of the beneficiaries of a work health and safety (WHS) sanction, after NT WorkSafe accepted a proposed enforceable undertaking from a Darwin tiling company.

The String Contingent present a night of chamber-folk music at the Araluen Arts Centre

Renowned acoustic chamber-folk trio The String Contingent, will visit the Department of Tourism and Culture’s Araluen Arts Centre this September.

Strengthening trade relationships with Indonesia and Vietnam

A delegation of government and industry representatives will depart for Indonesia and Vietnam today with Primary Industry and Resources Minister Ken Vowles.

NT Young Australian of the Year Kevin Kadirgamar to present the annual Eric Johnston Lecture

The Northern Territory Library has announced immigration lawyer, advocate and 2018’s NT Young Australian of the Year, Kevin Kadirgamar, as the guest speaker to present the 2018 Eric Johnston Lecture.

Community Benefit Fund - Information sessions

The Community Benefit Fund team from Licensing NT are holding information sessions around the Territory during September. It’s an opportunity for eligible not-for-profit community based groups to learn more about what grants and funding are available and how to apply.


24 HOUR FIRE BAN PERIOD for Sunday 9 September 2018

Chinese travel agents tour Red Centre, Top End

Twenty-four specialist Chinese travel agents will take part in tours of the Top End and the Red Centre this week after participating in one of Australia’s most prominent tourism conferences on the Gold Coast - Corroboree Asia.

Help grow creative industries in the Territory

The Department of Tourism and Culture is calling for two volunteers to join the NT Creative Industries Steering Committee to help drive the future of the sector in the Territory.

National Threatened Species Day at the Desert Park

The Alice Springs Desert Park is shining the spotlight on our desert animals and plants with an exciting three-day program to mark National Threatened Species Day.

Citrus canker – notification of removal

Residents who live in a citrus canker restricted area have recently been contacted regarding the removal of their citrus plants to work towards eradication of the plant pest.

Meningococcal vaccine for all 1-19 year olds in the NT – Don’t miss out

Territorians are urged to take advantage of the free meningococcal ACWY vaccine available to all children and young adults aged 1-19 years in the NT.


The Department of Primary Industry and Resources will provide an update on the next stage of the citrus canker biosecurity response.

State Square Underground Car Park Asbestos Identified

Excavation of the State Square Underground Car Park has identified asbestos-containing material buried on site.

Correction to Media Reports on Palmerston Regional Hospital

There is no harmful fibreglass used in the walls or the air ducting at Palmerston Hospital as reported in media today. Advice from the supplier is that the old style fibreglass that was considered harmful was phased out in 2002.

NT EPA releases the Northern Territory Noise Management Framework Guideline

The NT Environment Protection Authority has today released the NT Noise Management Framework Guideline, following an extensive period of public consultation earlier this year.

Bell Shakespeare returns to Alice Springs with Julius Caesar

The Department of Tourism and Culture’s Araluen Arts Centre presents Bell Shakespeare’s 2018 national touring production, Julius Caesar, directed by James Evans.

Inquiry into takeaway licence conditions in the Alice Springs region

Submissions are invited from liquor licence holders and community stakeholders in Alice Springs and surrounds on proposed changes to licence conditions regulating takeaway alcohol sales.

Final Smart Energy Grants vouchers

The Smart Energy Grants program has almost reached its target of 4000 vouchers and will soon close to new applications.

Don’t let gastro stop you enjoying the rest of the dry season

People in the Northern Territory are urged to stay at home if they have gastro and be vigilant about hand washing following a rise in gastro cases across the Top End.

Appointment of new Top End Health Service Chief Operating Officer

Statement from Professor Catherine Stoddart, Chief Executive NT Health

Australia’s Largest Street Parade Takes Over Alice Springs

Hundreds of unique cars and their equally unique entourages of car enthusiasts have made the pilgrimage from across the country to Alice Springs this Father’s Day weekend to take part in the ultimate festival of wheels, the 2018 Red CentreNATS.

NTIS High Performance Officiating Program 2019 open for applications

The NTIS is inviting Peak Sporting Bodies to nominate high performing sporting officials for developmental opportunities as part of its 2019 High Performance Officiating Program.

NTIS Officiating Development Program 2018/19 open for applications

NT Peak Sporting Bodies are encouraged to apply for the NTIS Officiating Development Program 2018/19 Grants Round 1.

NTIS Officiating Development Program 2018/19 open for applications

NT Peak Sporting Bodies are encouraged to apply for the NTIS Officiating Development Program 2018/19 Grants Round 1.

Stress Less in Peko Park

For the first time a Stress Less community wellness event is coming to Tennant Creek with Stress Less in Peko Park open to everyone in the Barkly region this September.

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REMINDER - Palmerston Regional Hospital - Open Monday 27th August

Please note the Palmerston Regional Hospital will open Monday, 27th August with the emergency department available for patients from 10am.

Business and industry delegation to China

Public servants and senior advocates for the Territory will join the business and industry delegation to China this week, offering subject matter expertise, high-level engagement and logistical support for the program.

Tourism NT invites feedback from the tourism industry

The Territory Government has launched its biennial Tourism NT Stakeholder Satisfaction Survey, giving industry operators a voice in the future activities of the agency.

Rapid Creek Flood Mitigation Specific Use Zone

The Northern Territory Government is seeking comment on a proposal to introduce a new specific use zone into the Northern Territory Planning Scheme.

New key actions for Territory Families

Territory Families has released its Strategic Plan 2017-2020: Key actions 2018-19.

The Skills Employment and Careers expo is on today!

Over the next two days, hundreds of Territorian’s are expected to converge on the Darwin Convention Centre for this year’s Skills, Employment and Careers Expo.

NT Seniors are the voice of experience

The Ministerial Advisory Council for Senior Territorians (MACST) met in Darwin at Parliament House on Monday.