Lord Mayor wants deal signed ASAP

Today on 360 Katie Woolf was joined in the studio by the Lord Mayor of Darwin Kon Vatskalis as the deatils for the much anticipated 'City Deal' is set to be finalised by the end of the year.

The Lord Mayor said the discussion between himself and the Federal Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities Paul Fletcher was very positive and he is pushing to get it signed in a matter of months.

"It went very well. He recognised the commitment of how well we work together and he said that we can get it signed by the end of year. But I pushed him, I'm going to Canberra next week I want it pushed forward. Let's get it signed in six months," Mr Vatskalis said. 

"The CDU campus is part of my agenda. Revitalising the city making it more green and walk-able. Clearing the esplanade so you can see the ocean, not a wall of trees and the smart lighting to make the city safer is all part of my agenda," he said.

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