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July 2020
Our town and region have certainly come to life again the past few weeks following a very quiet ‘dry season’ start due to COVID 19 restrictions.  It has been a pleasure to see so many ‘locals’ visiting and thoroughly enjoying our tourism products and outdoor experiences.  There’s no doubt that the $200 Vouchers generated by the NT Government has encouraged people to get out and explore, and the flow on effect for Katherine has been extremely well received.

We were absolutely delighted to have an “Opening” ceremony for the Katherine Hot Springs redevelopment recently.  This project was the first one of the “Great 8” that Katherine proposed and received funding for.  There’s no doubt that there have been some frustrations from the beginning of this project for both Katherine Town Council and the community – BUT the construction is completed to the standards required and the area is for everyone to enjoy.  “Myrtle” the Turtle certainly seems to be attractive to the littlies who it is intended for.
 
I am very pleased that the CBD redevelopment is well underway and is being developed by a local contractor.  I am appreciating the activity at the site and am confident that the finished project will be of benefit to our town.   



CBD Revitalisation

The CBD Revitalisation project is on track and progressing, with the demolition stage completed. Council is working closely with local contractor Katherine Constructions and funding bodies to ensure the project is delivered as envisioned. 

Ryan Park Toilet

The Ryan Park ablution block maintenance has been completed. The toilet block received maintenance and much needed paint job. Thank you to the community for their cooperation and patience during the closure. 
Doggy Day 2020 
Doggy Day was held on Sunday July 12 and fun was had by both dogs and owners. It was great to see the competitions full with contestants and smiling faces around Linsday Street Complex. To check out the photos of the event click here
Community Discussion 
Thank you to all the community members who attended the first community discussion. These events are a chance for the public to raise questions, concerns or just to have a discussion with matters regarding Katherine. Council hopes to see you at the next community discussion. 
Public Notice 
Intention to operate a mobile food van:
 
Great Northern Barramundi Man
  • Lindsay Street Complex Carpark
  • Friday’s: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Saturday’s & Sundays: 8:30am - Until sold out
  • Sale of fresh and frozen seafood produce
Public Notice 
Intention to operate a mobile food van:
 
Pincha Salt
  • Lindsay Street Complex Carpark
  • Friday’s: 2:30pm - 5:30pm
  • Info Bay Vic Hwy (west bound)
  • Saturday’s: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Sunday’s: 12:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Savouries & sweets using native botanicals
Any comments should be lodged with Katherine Town Council by COB Thursday 17 September 2020
Myrtle the Turtle!

Thank you to all community members who were involved with the naming competition for the Hot Springs Turtle. Katherine Town Council received an enormous amount of name suggestions and votes. Council is happy to announce Myrtle the Turtle and hope it is enjoyed for years so come. 
 
CBD Revitalisation Project Update 1 - Posted  30 July 2020

The CBD Revitalisation project commenced last week, and Council is happy to announce that the project is on track. Council is working closely with Katherine Constructions and funding bodies to ensure the project is delivered as envisioned.


Demolition works are nearing completion with works set to commence on the civil and structural elements in early August.


With a design focused on activation, accessibility and natural shading, preliminary landscaping designs were developed to leverage off existing vegetation. After further condition assessment of the existing trees, it was determined that removal is required. Whilst all existing trees will be removed, Council will be significantly increasing the number of trees on site as part of the natural shade canopy and removed trees will be replaced with suitable, established trees.
Council would like to thank the community for their patience during this project and to adhering to the traffic conditions.
 

CBD Revitalisation Construction has Commenced - Posted 21 July 2020

Works on the $3M CBD Revitalisation project have commenced today.

The successful contractor, Katherine Constructions has been awarded this exciting project which will see the complete refurbishment of the existing Town Square. The works include the creation of a natural shade tree canopy through the accessible square, incorporating audio visual and decorative lighting capacity and cooling misters. It will also house a portable café/kiosk and the construction of a new ablution block.

“I am very excited to be delivering this project in my hometown and the opportunity this experience will provide Katherine Constructions”, said Pat, Managing Director of Katherine Constructions.

"This is a positive boost for our community and the appointment of a local contractor will ensure the financial flow-on of this project will have the greatest benefit to our local community," Mayor Miller said.

Works are estimated to be completed in December 2020.

Whilst these works are in progress, Council requests that the community please adhere to all signage and traffic controls.

Katherine Town Council acknowledges the generous support of the Northern Territory Government towards this project.

CBD Revitalisation Tender Awarded to Local Business - Posted 10 July 2020

 The CBD Revitalisation – Town Square Project is close to commencement, with the appointment of local contractor, Katherine Constructions.

Mayor Fay Miller said after a competitive tendering process Council has appointed Katherine Constructions to undertake the $3M project.

"This is a positive boost for our community and the appointment of a local contractor will ensure the financial flow-on of this project will have the greatest benefit to our local community," Mayor Miller said.

Construction on the Northern Territory Government sponsored project is scheduled to commence mid-July with work anticipated to be completed by December 2020.

With an aim to activate the CBD, the project will involve the creating of natural shade tree canopy through the accessible square, audiovisual and decorative lighting capacity, cooling misters, a portable café/kiosk and the construction of a new public ablutions block.

              

Ordinary Meeting of Council 
Tuesday August 25 2020. 

 6:00 PM, Civic Centre Chambers

If you can't attend the Council meeting, you can watch from the comfort of your home. The meeting will be live streamed on Council's facebook page then posted on Council's website the following day.  



 

Seniors Personal Safety Workshops 
 9.30am – 12.30pm on 8th, 9th or 10th September. See the Katherine Town Councils website for more information. 

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