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TWO rangers from Alice Springs
joined forces with the Barkly Re-
gional Council (BRC) animal man-
agement team this week.
Wayne Davison, senior ranger with
Alice Springs Town Council, and ranger
Steve Rodgers were asked by BRC
to support Dewayne Foster and Scott
Spurling with the dog program in Ten-
“Each day we’ve driven around the
community picking up roaming or ag-
gressive dogs,” said Wayne.
“We’re here to help educate the commu-
nity about animal control in partnership
with Council staff.”
BRC CEO Edwina Marks said it was
great that the two rangers were able to
invest time, energy and expertise into
animal management in Tennant Creek
with Council staff.
“We’re keen to encourage responsible
pet ownership in the community,” she
“Dogs must be kept on a leash when
out on the streets and must be kept
securely in their yards, not out chasing
vehicles and bikes. Residents also need
to know that only two dogs are allowed
BRC strongly recommends de-sexing
pets to avoid indiscriminate breeding
resulting in unwanted, abandoned and
Council also requires pets to be regis-
tered and encourages micro-chipping, as
these are the best methods of identifica-
tion for returning lost animals to their
Surgical desexing, parasite treatment
and micro-chipping of dogs and cats
will be provided for free next week,
from 20-24 July, at the vet clinic which
is co-located with the Council Depot on
1 Maloney Street.
Pups will also be vaccinated for free.
Alice Springs rangers join
local animal control blitz
ON PATROL: Dewayne Foster with Wayne Davison and Steve Rodgers from
Alice Springs and Scott Spurling from Barkly Regional Council
A WELL attended public forum,
marking the first anniversary of
the National Disability Insurance
Scheme (NDIS) trial in the Barkly
was held on Tuesday, to provide a
progress report to stakeholders and
get feedback from the community
regarding the effectiveness of its
The trial sites have proven to be a valuable
step in identifying the flaws and highlights
of the scheme’s design, with 16,000 partici-
pants of the identified 30,000 nationally hav-
ing gained personalised plans implemented
under the NDIS trial phase and a further
13,000 pre-plans drafted.
Out of the 50 identified eligible participants
in the Barkly region, 48 plans have been
approved as of March this year.
“The trial in the Barkly is a very important
trial for the agency,” Barkly trial site man-
ager Sue Ham said.
“As of 1 July next year we will be rolling
out the scheme nationally which will involve
around 460,000 participants and the lessons
learned from the trial sites will be integral
to the final implementation of a successful
In just two short weeks, Tennant Creek
will be showcasing a major community
event in partnership with the NDIS when
the 2015 Desert Harmony Festival (DHF)
kicks into gear.
DHF manager, Kathy Burns said that “it
has always been the plan to include ev-
eryone, no matter what their ability, in this
community festival and this year we will
have the support to realise that vision.
“I am very confident that this year will be a
turning point for the whole community and
will break down barriers between everyone
who gets involved.”
Desert Harmony began over a quarter of a
century ago and has evolved into an iconic
annual event, hot on the heels of Territory
Day, NAIDOC Week and of course, the
One of the major concerns raised at the fo-
rum was the lack of service options available
to participants in remote regions.
This concern from participants and careers
alike was expressed earlier in the year by
the Northern Territory Disability Services
Minister, John Elferink, when he called
for changes to how the NDIS was to be
implemented in communities such as Ten-
The NDIS may “look different to what it
might in Sydney or Melbourne when you at-
tempt to implement it in sparsely populated
areas, but it is the goal of everyone involved
to deliver a service that fits the needs of par-
ticipants, and that will always be a challenge
in regions like the Barkly.”
NDIS forum talks progress
SWITCHING off the weather radar remains a hot topic throughout the
Barkly with hundreds of showgoers signing a petition to turn it back
Lobbyist, Mike Nash, said he plans to keep up the pressure on the Bureau of
Meteorology (BOM) and the Federal Government.
“We are being told that the radar is outdated and that new technology will be better
but that’s just not the case,” he said.
“The BOM admits the replacement system could not provide the same quality of
information as the weather radar.
“It will not show rain activity, and that’s just negligent.
“This will put so many people in this region at risk, particularly during the wet
season when the weather is unpredictable.”
Despite support from Senator Nigel Scullion who is now negotiating with the BOM
to keep the radar in operation for as long as possible, the Federal Government is
standing by its decision.
Parliamentary Secretary to the Federal Minister for the Environment, Bob Baldwin
said he could not be put into a position of relying on a radar which, at any given
time as it has done in the past, could fail.
“It is destined to fail because of its obsolescence,” he said, adding that there would
be better weather reporting in Tennant Creek from next month.
Weather radar a
hot topic at Show
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