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WORK will begin on the
long-awaited new swimming
pool and sports centre in
Tennant Creek on Monday.
Taylors Builders and GK Build-
ers are constructing a new aquatic
centre and adjacent sports club
change rooms with work set for
completion by next summer.
Barkly Regional Council (BRC)
President Barb Shaw said it takes
the Council a lot of preparation to
request support for regional needs.
“So it’s great to be able to finally
see works begin,” she said.
“These upgrades provide a
healthy focus for the community in
terms of recreation and are critical
to improving the town’s amenity
and residents’ quality of life.”
The project includes a new 25
metre pool, a learn-to-swim pool,
toddlers pool, water park, upgraded
change rooms and a new admin-
istration building incorporating
an office, first-aid room, kiosk
and mechanical water treatment
There will also be new, modern
change rooms, umpires area, first
aid centre and canteen at the town’s
main sporting oval in Purkiss Re-
serve. Funding for the $3.6 million
upgrade comes from the Federal
Government’s Regional Develop-
ment Australia Fund.
Work on new pool complex to start
TENNANT Creek has teamed up with Mount
Isa to promote the economic, cultural, tour-
ism and social development of the two re-
And the construction of a gas pipeline between the
two towns is at the top of the list of priorities of the
newly formed working group.
Jason Newman, Steve Baldwin, Greg Marlow, Steve
Edgington and Rebecca Healy met with government
and industry representatives from Mount Isa this
Greg said there are currently two proposed routes to
link gas fields to the national grid - Tennant Creek to
Mount Isa and Moomba in South Australia to Alice
“The Tennant to Isa link is shorter and therefore a
cheaper option and naturally there would be signifi-
cant benefits for both towns in terms of economic and
jobs development,” he said.
“A shortlist of proponents will be announced next
month with the successful tenderer selected by De-
cember, so we’ve got to get moving and promote the
benefits of the Barkly link.”
Greg said the the working group plans to lobby the
shortlisted tenderers with the final outcome to be
decided by the Northern Territory Government.
Working group to lobby
for Barkly gas pipeline
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I AM sorry to upset the agnostics of this town,
but there is a God.
Me old mate Henry with the wheelbarrow name has
been shown the bush gate.
That’s one less clown to deal with down at Bullshit
Before the tourist season starts, I will email all the
tourist offices around Australia informing them that we
have Australia’s most vandalised roundabout in Ten-
nant Creek, and it should be included as a must-see in
their travel plans along with Ayres Rock and the Olgas.
The mob down at Bullshit Castle are very profes-
sional at wasting taxpayers’ money and I personally
would not object if they changed their office uniforms
for clown suits.
If my campaign against the Council is a success, then
one day Bullshit Castle could rival Disneyland.
– Bob Baker, Tennant Creek.
Hub for creative minds
EVERY Wednesday a group of creative minds meet up at Bonny Baby
Clothes to take part in the weekly Tennant Creek Craft Club.
Coordinated by Kellie McKinlay-Hughes, the club is free for children and youth
aged from seven to 17 years old.
The club meets every Wednesday from 3.30pm - 4.30pm.
As you can see above, it’s a great afternoon school activity and is fast becoming
a popular way to spend a Wednesday afternoon.
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THE Barkly Regional Council (BRC) is set to receive more than
$500,000 from the Australian Government’s Financial Assistance
The third quarterly payment for this financial year is for investing in services and
building community infrastructure.
Announcing the funding, Territory Senator Nigel Scullion said the Council would
be free to spend the untied grant money according to local priorities, including
infrastructure, health, recreation, environment, employment and roads projects.
“As such, it is tangible recognition from the Abbott/Truss Government of the
importance of local councils, which is in addition to the Australian Govenrment’s
$2.1 billion Roads to Recovery, $500 million Black Spot and $300 million Bridges
Renewal programs,” he said.
The money is part of $7.1 million to be spent on councils in the Lingiari electorate
- with the BRC to receive the largest slice - and $575 million nationwide.
Grants boost for
Barkly Council Frompage1.ThecattlestationisintheheartoftheBarkly’s
prime beef-producing country.
Charmaine Roth from Frack Free NT Alliance said
the move by the NT Government was irresponsible.
She said a final report by Dr Allan Hawke, who
conducted an independent inquiry into hydraulic
fracturing in the Territory, had not been released to
the public, despite promises from the Chief Minister
to do so.
“For the past 30 years the cattle industry has been
a strong lobby group for the protection of land but
recently the Pastoral Act was weakened by then-
Minister for Mines and Energy,” Ms Roth said.
“Now this once-protected land is being prostituted
by our Government - in this case to a Japanese oil
and gas company - for an industry that is not only
questionable but neither sustainable or reliable.
“Around Australia and the world a growing number
of municipalities, states and countries have been
implementing moratoriums and outright bans on the
unconventional gas industry.
“These have been put in place with governing bod-
ies expressing concern over the detrimental effect to
human and animal health within these invasive gas
fields and for the huge potential of risk to ground-
water supply through associated activities within
industry by either over extraction or contamination.”
Ms Roth said for the NT Government to continue
handing out licenses and accepting applications from
the highest bidder while the Hawke Report remained
under a shroud of secrecy, showed complete con-
tempt for its constituents.
Inpex wins controversial
gas, oil deal at Beetaloo
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