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Homelessness – an issue for us all

Tomorrow over 1,500 people will participate in the CEO’s Sleepout, an awareness and fundraising event for the services of St Vincent de Paul society for the homeless. I was really pleased to support Larrakia man and CEO of the Larrakia Development Corporation, Nigel Browne, in helping him reach his fundraising goal.  Donating to this cause … Continue reading Homelessness – an issue for us all

I’m Not Crackers

Last year I was widely reported as being anti-fireworks. This was because of my comments that it was time Territorians grew up. I was responding to a question about the personal use of fireworks on Territory Day. I am not against the use of fireworks on 1 July; I am against the illegal use for … Continue reading I’m Not Crackers

GUEST BLOG: Darwin is amazing – Steven Rowe

Steven Rowe, CEO of SRA Information Technology heads up a multi award winning company boasting offices in Canberra, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Houston and Singapore as well as Darwin. As my guest poster this week, he shares insights into why Darwin is not only the head office for his company, but also the place he proudly … Continue reading GUEST BLOG: Darwin is amazing – Steven Rowe

It’s NOT a choice, it should be a RIGHT

On Sunday I attended an event called Share the DigniTEA. It was a fundraiser for Share the Dignity an Australian Charity devoted to providing sanitary items for homeless women and women in need. In Australia thousands of women, every night are homeless or are in safe houses or shelters. Often when they are in their … Continue reading It’s NOT a choice, it should be a RIGHT

City Deal a Continuation of the City Centre Master Plan

The signing of a MOU between the Commonwealth and NT Governments is good news for Darwinians, and a solid step towards a City Deal. It is no coincidence that some of the major components of the city deal are actually projects suggested in the City Centre Master Plan which was adopted by the City of … Continue reading City Deal a Continuation of the City Centre Master Plan

GUEST BLOG: Being in Darwin – David (Daisy) Taylor

David Taylor is an amazing man with a great community spirit. So much so that he was named the NT winner of the 2016 Australia's Local Hero Award. I am delighted that he has agreed to be a guest on my blog and share his experiences on being in Darwin. Katrina My story is quite … Continue reading GUEST BLOG: Being in Darwin – David (Daisy) Taylor

A Productive Bustling City Centre – A personal perspective

Cities were created by people. To live in, to transact commerce, to communicate and to socialise. Darwin is no different. To achieve the vision of a productive, bustling city centre we need to continue to think big, but not lose the essence of what makes Darwin unique. Achieving the Vision The vision of the City … Continue reading A Productive Bustling City Centre – A personal perspective

Council’s Millions

Council’s Millions – A Simple Explanation Do you enjoy reading financial reports? The vast majority of the community don’t, so I can understand how you could be under the impression that we, the City of Darwin, are sitting on a pile of dollars. It’s easy to get the wrong impression, especially since we are often … Continue reading Council’s Millions