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MORE than $10 million has been allocated to
build new health centres in Elliott and Can-
The soon-to-be-built $5.62 million facility in Elliott
will be the major primary health care centre for the
Barkly and will be culturally appropriate.
Works on the $5.1 million centre at Canteen Creek
will also begin shortly.
Minister for Health John Elferink said the new centres
would replace existing infrastructure and allow for bet-
ter healthcare delivery in the communities.
“Both facilities will feature an all-encompassing acute/
emergency room and integrated primary and commu-
nity care service,” he said.
“The health centres will be staffed by teams of
community-based professionals, made up of Aboriginal
health practitioners, administration and operational sup-
port staff and nurses as well as support from visiting
“Centres will also be used to provide practical train-
ing and development for local Indigenous people to
undertake a clinical training employment pathway.”
Mr Elferink said he wanted the health centres to be
a comfortable place where individuals felt encouraged
to attend and by doing so, increasing the likelihood of
identifying and treating health problems. Funding for
the health centres comes from the Australian Govern-
ment. In all, $50m will be spent in the NT.
New health centres for
Elliott, Canteen Creek
could soon return to
Tennant Creek as the
flies ahead with plans
to reestablish the
Chief Minister Adam
Giles said following on
from expressions of inter-
est last year, two aviation
operators had been se-
lected to go through to the
next round of negotiations.
The aviation operators
will now formally engage
with the Department of
Transport to discuss ser-
vice requirements, includ-
ing the level of govern-
“The Government is
committed to connecting
Tennant Creek and Kath-
erine to Alice Springs and
Darwin,” Mr Giles said.
“Transport is a key en-
abler of economic growth
and a regular passenger
service in the regions
would support local in-
dustry, improve access to
health and other essential
services as well as enhance
tourism traffic through the
“It’s great to see us now
taking the next step.”
Transport Minister Peter
Chandler said the Govern-
ment had tested the market
and industry interest and
had demonstrated that
services in and out of Ten-
nant Creek and Katherine
would be viable.
“Our priorities are to
ensure quality service
for Territorians, afford-
able fares, connectivity
of flights to other air ser-
vices in Alice Springs and
Darwin and the continued
growth and long-term sus-
tainability of services,”
“We’re looking at a two
year trial during which
time we will monitor
the level of community,
government and business
uptake of flights and deter-
mine how services might
continue to be operated in
the longer term.
“To be a viable service
that is appealing to busi-
ness and the general public
it would need to offer
Mr Chandler said Gov-
ernment envisaged at least
three services a week in
the dry season and two in
the wet season.
Government looks into return of
Tennant Creek flight service
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