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The Regional Economic De-
met with key stakeholders in
Mount Isa including the Mount
Isa City Council, the Chamber
Northwest, the State Member
for Mount Isa and expert energy
representatives and established
the Tennant Creek Mount Isa
(TCMI) Cross Border Alliance.
The TCMI alliance was formed
to lobby for the Gas Pipeline to
be constructed between Ten-
nant Creek and Mount Isa.
The NT Government has formed
a panel of experts to assess nine
initial proposals submitted for
development of a pipeline
connecting the Territory to the East
Coast. The TCMI will work closely
with the final prospective compa-
nies to ensure a Tennant to Mount
Isa route benefits the regions and
the capacity of business and indus-
try in Tennant Creek is utilised.
The newly formed alliance will
meet regularly to pursue the
development of the gas pipeline
as well as develop opportunities
and create solutions in economic
development, cultural, tourism and
It was a proud moment for family
and friends as the Tennant Creek
community gathered to pay trib-
ute to Victoria Cross recipient Al-
bert Borella at the re-enactment of
his remarkable journey to enlist in
World War I.
The re-enactment was a flagship
event in the Territory Government’s
$4.5 million ANZAC Centenary pro-
Borella received the distinctions of
the Military Medal and a Mention
in Despatches for his actions on
the battlefield. Borella was made
an officer and in 1918 he received
the highest military honour, the Vic-
toria Cross, for ‘most conspicuous
Tennant Creek is set to
investments in solar and shade.
The Senior Citizens and
Pensioners Association received
$26,000 to install solar power at
their local hall.
This improvement will help save
on power bills and the environ-
The Tennant Creek Athletics Club
were given $4,000 to improve
their shade infrastructure.
The grant will purchase a mo-
bile shade structure shelter for
training and key events. The town
The Central Australian First
Circles members met for the first
time in Alice Springs in December,
to prepare for a year of mentor-
ing, development and engagement
Chief Minister Adam Giles
and Minister for Community
Services Bess Price joined the
group at their inaugural meet-
ing to discuss the program
and their role as Indigenous
leaders. The aim of the program
is to assist members put forward
ideas they are passionate about
and develop projects which will be
supported by departmental staff to
make concepts a reality.
seniors & youth benefit
has an active athletics community
with Little Athletics training held at
the Tennant Creek Primary School
oval every Sunday between May
For further information on the
Community Benefit Fund visit
or free call 1300 650 153.
Members will develop leader-
ship skills while being actively in-
volved in decision making around
Indigenous issues. They will have
the opportunity to attend one Cabi-
net meeting a year and work direct-
ly with Ministers, local authorities
and government agencies.
The group will meet with Cabinet
in the next few months.
Members include 16 men and 14
women of varying ages from com-
munities around the Northern Terri-
tory. There are two branches, one
in Central Australia and the other
in the Top End, which will have 15
bravery in attack’.
At the event, locals were given a
first-hand look at this special piece
of Australian military history.
Chief Minister Adam Giles pre-
sented the Barkly Regional Coun-
cil with a commemorative plaque
to celebrate the occasion, and the
Tennant Creek RSL Club were pre-
sented with a mounted replica set
of Albert Borella’s medals to mark
the historic event.
The 12-day, 1000km re-enactment
of Albert Borella’s journey to fight in
World War I from Tennant Creek to
Darwin concluded on 3 March.
Members of First Circles - Tristan Duggie (Mungkarta), Sebastian Watson
(Yuendumu), Allen Punch (Wunara).
The Borella Ride
Seniors receiving solar grant
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