Placeholder for NTG rose image
Northern Territory Government Australia
Placeholder for Headline image.


News archive | Media releases

Gateway to a new era in Palmerston

Posted: 26 August 2014

Gateway Shopping CentreDevelopment approval has been given to Coombes Property Group to build a $300 million Gateway Shopping Centre on Roystonea Avenue in Palmerston.

The development is expected to create approximately 3000 direct and indirect jobs, boosting the local economy.

This is the second large project to be announced in Palmerston in recent months, which is a major confidence boost for the region.

It’s an exciting time to be in Palmerston with two suburbs under construction and two more on the way, work beginning on the Palmerston Regional Hospital and two new schools being designed.

Adelaide United score goals in Darwin

Posted: 26 August 2014

Malak Primary School have received a special visit from some A-League stars.

Adelaide United midfielder Awer Mabil, who is of Kenyan and Sudanese heritage, defender Mark Ochieng and winger Bruce Kamau, both Kenyan, conducted a special soccer clinic at Malak Primary School ahead of tonight’s exhibition game against the Darwin NorZone All Stars team.

“It was great to join Adelaide United at Malak Primary School today and see them put some smiles on the faces of these students,” said Minister for Sport, Recreation and Racing Matt Conlan.

“Darwin has a strong multi-cultural community and hopefully today’s visit inspires these children to take up soccer, or just stay active and healthy.”

While it was fun and games today, things will turn serious tonight when Adelaide United take on Darwin’s best at Larrakia Park at Marrara.

The match is part of our the government’s FestivalsNT program of events, which showcases the Territory’s growing program of sporting, artistic, cultural and business events.

Record number of events for Seniors Month

Posted: 22 August 2014

Territory seniors have been treated to more than 100 events during Seniors Month celebrations this year.

The program of activities has been expanded this year to include a variety of events across the Territory, including fishing competitions at Pirlangimpi, Milikapiti and Wurrumiyanga, a museum open day at the Central Australian Aviation Museum and ‘Let’s Get Moving’ activities provided by the Arthritis Foundation held in Parap, Coconut Grove, Wanguri and Nightcliff.

Seniors Month is a time to acknowledge the important role seniors play in our community and encourage older people to have a healthy lifestyle, become involved in a new activity, and connect to the community.

The Territory Government has provided $50,000 in grants across the Northern Territory, specifically for senior activities, which include several remote indigenous communities.

Seniors month runs for the month of August, for more information please visit the Department of the Chief Minister website.