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NT EPA recommends approval of Grants Lithium Project

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has completed the environmental impact assessment of Core Lithium Limited’s Grants Lithium Project and concluded it can proceed in an environmentally acceptable manner by implementing recommendations made in the Assessment Report.

Precautionary Advice for Drinking Water: Bulla Community

A precautionary advice for drinking water (boil water alert) was issued today for the Bulla community.

Applications now open for Chief Minister’s 2019 Peace in the Pacific and 2020 Anzac Spirit Study Tours

Territory students are invited to apply for a place in two immersive study tours, being offered by the Northern Territory Government.

Wave Lagoon update

The waves at the Darwin Waterfront Wave Lagoon are not in operation due to widespread tile failures.

Shortlist announced for the 2019 Chief Minister’s Northern Territory History Book Award

The Department of Tourism, Sport and Culture’s Northern Territory Library has revealed the shortlist for this year’s Chief Minister’s Northern Territory History Book Award.

BUSHFIRES NT MESSAGE: PLANNED BURN ADVICE

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2019 Arts Fellowships Showcase the Artistic Talent of the Territory

The 2019 Arts Fellowships have been awarded to leading Territory arts professionals Daniel Wilfred, Marina Strocchi, David Garnham and Britt Guy with each to receive $50,000 in funding.

Beach volleyball at the Waterfront

Now you can play beach volleyball at the Darwin Waterfront’s Recreation Lagoon.

Child with Meningococcal Disease

A case of meningococcal disease has been confirmed in the Top End of the Northern Territory.

Child with Meningococcal Disease

A case of meningococcal disease has been confirmed in the Top End of the Northern Territory.

Talking Culture to benefit Aboriginal families

Hearing Health Services Central Australia today is launching an updated version of Talking Culture, a clinical health promotion resource designed to help Aboriginal families have a better understanding about hearing health and early speech and language development.

Lime plant with citrus canker identified in Karama

Karama restricted area declared

BUSHFIRES NT MESSAGE: ADVICE

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Darwin Harbour Region Report Card

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) today released the 2018 Darwin Harbour Region Report Card, with positive results recorded at most sites tested.

Enforceable undertakings accepted for 2017 Red CentreNATS incident

NT WorkSafe has accepted two enforceable undertakings for the 2017 incident where 14 spectators received serious burn injuries during a burnout competition at the Red CentreNATS.

BUSHFIRES NT MESSAGE: ADVICE

BUSHFIRES NT MESSAGE: ADVICE LOCATION: Marrakai Track- Arnhem Hwy, Marrakai

BUSHFIRES NT MESSAGE: ADVICE LOCATION: Dorat Road, Adelaide River

BUSHFIRES NT MESSAGE: DOWNGRADED ADVICE LOCATION: Dorat Road, Adelaide River

Two Draft Water Allocation Plans Released for Public Comment

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has released two water allocation plans for public comment the draft Oolloo Dolostone Aquifer Water Allocation Plan 2019-2029 and draft Katherine Tindall Limestone Aquifer Water Allocation Plan 2019-2029.

BUSHFIRES NT MESSAGE: ADVICE

BUSHFIRES NT MESSAGE: ADVICE LOCATION: Dorat Road, Adelaide River

Mosquito control structure reduces mosquito breeding in Casuarina Coastal Reserve

The Department of Health advises that a mosquito control structure in Casuarina Coastal Reserve will shortly be re-activated by the Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory to reduce dry season mosquito breeding and the risk of mosquito-borne disease.

BUSHFIRES NT MESSAGE: PLANNED BURN ADVICE

BUSHFIRES NT MESSAGE: PLANNED BURN ADVICE LOCATION: Arnhem Highway, Bark Hut to Point Stuart Road

Install firebreaks now to protect yourself and neighbours

With more than a thousand warnings now issued, Bushfires NT is urging Top End rural landholders to install firebreaks or risk becoming a statistic.

Sexual health strategy release

The first NT-specific strategy to help reduce the high rates of Sexually Transmissible Infections and improve the sexual health of all Territorians has been released.

Donghai Airlines Announces More Flights on First Year Milestone

Donghai Airlines has announced it will increase its Northern Territory flights from two per week to three per week from mid-July through August, based on increased demand over this peak period.

BUSHFIRES NT MESSAGE: PLANNED BURN ADVICE

BUSHFIRES NT MESSAGE: PLANNED BURN ADVICE LOCATION: Arnhem Highway, Point Stuart Road to Kakadu National Park

BUSHFIRES NT MESSAGE: PLANNED BURN ADVICE

BUSHFIRES NT MESSAGE: PLANNED BURN ADVICE LOCATION: Arnhem Highway From Barr Road to Leaning Tree Lagoon entrance

BUSHFIRES NT MESSAGE: PLANNED BURN ADVICE

BUSHFIRES NT MESSAGE: PLANNED BURN ADVICE LOCATION: Stuart Highway – Lake Bennett turnoff to Marrakai Road turn off.

NT WorkSafe highlights the risk of silica dust

NT WorkSafe will visit 34 businesses in Darwin, Palmerston, Alice Springs, Katherine and Tennant Creek over the next three months to highlight the risk of silica exposure to their workers.

Meet Darwin International brings Singapore to the NT

A group of specialist business event planners from Singapore, including a business events trade journalist, are in Darwin to take part in the inaugural Meet Darwin International program, a partnership between the NT Government’s NT Convention Bureau and the Darwin Convention Centre.

BUSHFIRES NT MESSAGE: PLANNED BURN ADVICE

BUSHFIRES NT MESSAGE: PLANNED BURN ADVICE LOCATION: Arnhem Highway Adelaide River to Corroboree Billabong Turnoff

Social Media Influencers in the NT for Millennial Marketing Campaign

Tourism NT is targeting potential millennial holidaymakers in Australia with great reasons to visit the NT now through a new marketing campaign.

NT EPA calls for community input into national air quality standards

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) is calling for community input into proposed changes to key national air quality standards.

Digital Futures - Inspiring Women into Technology

Don't miss out on your chance to attend Inspiring Women into Technology this Wednesday 29 May from 1pm at the Darwin Convention Centre.

Celebrating the role of Botanic Gardens

Join in the free fun and festivities at the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens this Sunday to celebrate Botanic Gardens Australia and New Zealand Open Day.

Statement - Crane roll over

NT WorkSafe has commenced an investigation into a crane rollover at the Rapid Creek flood mitigation construction site.

Young People Come Together for the Second Youth Round Table Meeting in Darwin

Environment, politics, mental health, lifestyle and gender equality are a number of key topics up for discussion this weekend as part of the second Youth Round Table meeting for 2019.

Alice Springs Telegraph Station Open Day and Markets

Head along to the Alice Springs Telegraph Station Open Day and Markets this Saturday 25 May from 10am to 1pm.

Road Safety Open Day at Parap Road Safety Centre

Hector the Road Safety Cat is inviting Territorians big and small to the free Family Fun Day at the Parap Road Safety Centre, this Saturday 25 May.

Celebrating Multiculturalism at the Harmony Soiree in Darwin

The Northern Territory’s largest multicultural event will kick off this Saturday, with the start of the ninth annual Darwin Waterfront Harmony Soiree.

New tourism awards categories with cash prizes now open for nominations

Two new categories have been included in the 2019 Brolga Northern Territory Tourism Awards, the industry’s premier awards.

Territory Families Half Year Report

The Territory Families Strategic Plan 2017-2020: Half Year Report 1 July – 31 December 2018 shows that steady progress is being made to implement major reforms and improvements to services across child protection, domestic and family violence, youth justice services, senior’s recognition and multicultural affairs.

BUSHFIRES NT MESSAGE: PLANNED BURN ADVICE

BUSHFIRES NT MESSAGE: PLANNED BURN ADVICE LOCATION: Arnhem Highway, Mount Bundey

NTIS Officiating Development Program Round 2

Seven Territory Peak Sporting Bodies will benefit from a total of almost $32,000 in funding as part of the Northern Territory Government’s 2018-19 NTIS Officiating Development Program.

Learn to DriveSafe NT

New and beginner drivers in the Territory are encouraged to enrol in the safe road user program; DriveSafe NT.

Prosecution Proceedings Commenced Over Causing Serious Environmental Harm in Darwin

The Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) has completed a year-long investigation into the illegal disposal and burial of thousands of cubic metres of construction and demolition waste material onto the foreshore and into Darwin Harbour.

Statement - Fred's Pass Show ride incident

NT WorkSafe has commenced an investigation into incident involving the Octopus Ride at the Fred's Pass Show.

Countdown is on for 2019 People’s Choice BASSINTHEGRASS Music Festival

Northern Territory Major Events Company staff are gearing up to host the most successful People’s Choice BASSINTHEGRASS Music Festival yet, with less than 24 hours to go until gates open to the sell-out event on Saturday, 18 May.

Shaping the future of Katherine East

The Northern Territory Planning Commission is now commencing the second stage of community consultation in Katherine to seek feedback on the draft Area Plan for the suburb of Katherine East.

The good news continues for commercial kaffir lime leaf growers in the Northern Territory

In good news for kaffir lime leaf growers, the first interstate consignment of leaves were sent from the NT to New South Wales (NSW) on 13 May under a recently-approved national protocol.