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WWI returned servicemen recognised

Posted: 24 April 2015

Seven WWI returned servicemen buried in unmarked graves at Gardens Road Cemetery have finally had their sacrifice properly commemorated with headstones and plaques.

The servicemen commemorated with a new headstone are Larrakia man Robert Shepherd, Thomas Cody, Tom Cumming, George Elmer, Eric Erlandson, John McMillan and John Newton.

The group includes a Military Medal recipient for gallantry and devotion to duty, a Queen’s South Africa Medal recipient, two members of the Light Horse regiment, a buffalo shooter and a light-weight boxer.

The headstones were paid for by the Northern Territory Government as part of its four year, $4.5 million program of events and commemorations for the ANZAC Centenary.

The City of Darwin has provided significant in-kind support to this project, preparing and laying the headstones.

Darwin Waterfront makes a splash

Posted: 23 April 2015

This year’s Budget will invest more than $8 million into the Darwin Waterfront to make it an even more attractive and vibrant precinct for tourists and local families.

The Darwin Waterfront is a fabulous gateway to the Territory for more than 50 000 cruise ship passengers a year and we want to make it as welcoming as possible.

A 350 metre walkway will be installed along the seawall to give cruise ship passengers a shady stroll into the Waterfront Precinct with shops and dining. 

Additional pontoons will be built to support harbour cruise boats and charter vessels.

The Waterfront upgrades are part of a suite of tourism infrastructure projects that are being funded across the Territory in Budget 2015. 

Bumper-to-bumper program announced for Red Centre NATS

Posted: 17 April 2015

The official program for the 2015 Red CentreNATS has been released featuring bumper-to-bumper automotive action.

Excitement is building around the inaugural Red CentreNATS from 3 -6 September with a great program to keep local and visiting rev heads entertained.

There’s something in the program to whet the appetite of every car enthusiast including precision driving, street cruising, show n’ shine, judged competitions and an official Burnout Masters Qualifier.

The Red CentreNATS is proudly presented by the Northern Territory Government in association with the team from Australia's favourite horsepower party - the Summernats.

Red CentreNATS has caught the imagination of motoring enthusiasts around the country with 130 registrations already received, five months out from the event. About half of these registrations are from interstate.

One of Australia’s most loved rock bands, Chocolate Starfish, will perform a one-off concert at the event paying homage to Meatloaf’s ‘Bat Out Of Hell’ album.

Tickets are available now from