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Inaugural Mitchell Street Mile a real winner

Posted: 22 September 2014

More than 3500 onlookers flocked to Mitchell Street in Darwin’s CBD on Sunday 21 September for the running of the inaugural Mitchell Street Mile.

In front of the vocal crowd, Australia mile record holder Craig Mottram claimed the title of the fastest miler in a sprint finish in a time of 4.03.6. While in the elite women’s race, Australian cross country champion Bridey Delaney crossed the line first in a time of 4.47.2.

“Despite the hot and humid conditions, it was great to see such exciting races in both of the elite categories and such quick times with Craig going oh so close to breaking the 4 minute mile,” said Minister for Sport, Recreation and Racing Matt Conlan who fired the starter’s gun on the inaugural race today.

“It was also great to see such community spirit on show with everyone supporting and cheering on all the runners, which included our fire fighters, defence, police force members and even the bomb squad, as they ran down Mitchell Street or as they crossed the finish line.”

The inaugural Mitchell Street Mile saw 410 competitors from every state and territory complete the 1.6 kilometre course from the Deck Bar to the Darwin Entertainment Centre and back with the youngest competitor 6 years old and oldest 83.

For a full list of winners go to:

Strategy to target reducing domestic and family violence

Posted: 19 September 2014

The Domestic and Family Violence Reduction Strategy 2014-17: Safety is Everyone’s Right was launched by Attorney-General John Elferink and Minister for Women’s Policy Bess Price, alongside Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women Michaelia Cash in Alice Springs today.

The core of the strategy is the Family Safety Framework, an action based, crisis intervention response that focuses on protecting high risk victims from further harm.

The $18 million strategy funded by both the Northern Territory Government and the Australian Government is an integrated approach that will see government departments and non-government organisations working closely together to deliver a localised and individual approach for victims of domestic and family violence.

Multi-million dollar intersection tender to boost Palmerston and Rural area

Posted: 19 September 2014

The Northern Territory Government has released a tender for the multi million dollar redevelopment of an intersection that marks a key stage in the development of the Palmerston Regional Hospital.

Minister for Infrastructure Peter Styles said the work on the Stuart Highway and Temple Terrace intersection was an important investment into the future of the Palmerston and rural area.

“The redesigned intersection will improve traffic flow, improve safety and relieve congestion in the local area,” Minister Styles said.

“The design will allow for growth and development into the future, including safe access for emergency vehicles, visitors and staff as part of the operations of the new hospital.”

Work on the intersection is expected to begin in late October and will be scheduled to minimise disruption to motorists during peak traffic hours. 

For more information on the Palmerston Regional Hospital visit: