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Open day at Supreme Court and Government House

Posted: 30 July 2014

Supreme Court and Government House will open their doors to the public on Saturday 9 August 2014 to show what goes on behind the scenes.

Supreme Court (Darwin) 9am – 2pm
Participate in a Sentencing Forum and Mock Trial, join a guided tour of the holding cells, jury deliberation rooms, court rooms and the remarkable art collection. Informative displays by Police Forensics, Correctional Services, Witness Assistance Services, various Legal and Interpreter Services, Community Justice Centre, Consumer Affairs, Ombudsman NT and Anti-Discrimination.

Government House 1pm – 6pm
Experience the graciousness of the Northern Territory’s vice-regal residence, and learn more about the role of the Administrator. There will be live entertainment, Devonshire teas and a sausage sizzle. Stroll through the beautiful gardens and grounds. A team of horticulturists will be on hand to share their knowledge. Free parking (enter via smith street) 

See the Open Day brochure and schedule of events for details.

Lights on for Tiger Brennan

Posted: 28 July 2014

Motorists will find it easier to get in and out of the city with the duplication of a section of Tiger Brennan Drive.

The duplication was officially opened when a new set of traffic lights were switched on by Chief Minister Adam Giles, NT Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Peter Styles, Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss and Federal Member for Soloman Natasha Griggs.

The project is evidence of two levels of government working together to build infrastructure that will reduce congestion and boost the productivity of the North.

Currently, 18 000 vehicles travel along Tiger Brennan Drive each day at an average speed of 60 km per hour. This is expected to increase to 90 km per hour once the full upgrade is completed.

The Northern Territory Government contributed $33 million to the project, while the Australian Government contributed $70 million.

Stage two of the upgrade is expected to begin later this year, with the full upgrade of Tiger Brennan Drive expected to be completed by 2016.