Developing the Top End - June 2017

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Youth outreach workers on the ground in Top End

Territory Families’ new team of Youth Outreach and Re-engagement Officers (YOREOs) has started work in key locations across the Top End, following three weeks of intensive training and a graduation ceremony at Parliament House.

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Students enthralled by scientists

Scientists from Australia’s biggest nature discovery project recently visited Timber Creek School, enthusing students with information about the Victoria River region plants and animals.

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World-first Solar SETuP project shines in the Top End

Power and Water continues to effectively manage the Solar Energy Transformation Program (SETuP) project to deliver a wide-scale rollout of 10 megawatts of solar systems across 29 remote Aboriginal communities.

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Pete Murray to headline Territory Day 2017

One of Australia’s most loved musicians, Pete Murray, will headline the Territory Day concert at Mindil Beach. Supporting Pete Murray will be Aussie rock pop sensations, Killing Heidi, along with Triple J unearthed winner, Resin Moon, and young Territory artist, Isaac Smalley.

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Darwin students keep the Anzac spirit alive

Three Darwin students have returned from the trip of a lifetime as part of the 2017 Chief Ministers Anzac Spirit Study Tour.

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Adelaide River Treatment Plant awarded for innovation

Power and Water Corporation was the proud recipient of two coveted awards at the Australian Water Association (AWA) Conference recently.

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National meeting a great success

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) recently hosted the National Committee for Land Use and Management Information (NCLUMI) meeting.

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Funding for forestry research

Research into African mahogany plantations in the Northern Territory (NT) has been awarded national research funding.

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Special education facility officially opened in Palmerston

Children with high-support educational needs in the Palmerston and rural areas now have access to a special education facility with the Forrest Parade School officially opening in June.

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Training helps remote Aboriginal communities develop seafood industry

Delivering specialised marine and fisheries training in remote communities is helping Aboriginal people participate in the seafood industry and enjoy the economic and lifestyle benefits of community fishing enterprises.