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East Street

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Name East
Type Designation Street
Place Id 24717
Place Type Road
Status Registered
Date Registered 21 September 2015
Locality / Suburb  
Local Government Area  
  Palmerston City Council
History/Origin Named after civil engineer Martin Lewis East, who moved to Darwin c1984. Martin was committed to the Northern Territory community and its development. He operated as a consultant for designing, managing and supervising projects for subdivisions, roadworks, housing, drainage, and water and sewerage infrastructure. He was involved in infrastructure works and development in Darwin, Palmerston and Batchelor, including sewer upgrades for central Darwin in the 1980s, the construction of Woodleigh Gardens in the northern suburbs in 1985, civil works in Berrimah, sewer upgrades at HMAS Coonawarra, producing development strategies for remote area communities and partial design and survey of Stage 1 of Rosebery in Palmerston. He was diverse in his interests and capabilities and during the 1990s he owned and operated the Woodleigh Gardens Child Minding Centre. He was also a committed worker for animal welfare in the Northern Territory and from 2000 onwards was a member of the RSPCA. He volunteered at the RSPCA and council kennels and pound, and during 2003-05 held positions as Vice President, Treasurer, public officer of the RSPCA (Darwin Regional Branch) and President of the RSPCA (NT) Inc.

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
21/09/2015 Date added to Register
23/09/2015 NTG G38 Date Gazetted
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