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MORE than 100 dogs and cats were
desexed during a dog health program
held in Tennant Creek recently.
Barkly Regional Council (BRC) and the
Barkly Veterinary Practice jointly provided
free surgical desexing, microchipping and
parasite treatment as part of a week-long
program promoting responsible pet owner-
ship in town.
Council’s Director of Communities Skye
Price said it was a busy five days for the two
vets, Sarah Dart, from the vet practice, and Jan
Allen, volunteer from Animal Management in
Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities
(AMRRIC), and the BRC animal health team
- Scott Spurling and Dewayne Foster.
Within five days the team desexed a total of
113 dogs and cats, with male dogs (25) and
female dogs (42).
“We encourage responsible pet ownership
through programs like this,” said Skye.
“Dogs must be kept on a leash when out
and must be kept securely in their yards, not
wandering the streets.
“Residents also need to know that only
two registered dogs are allowed per private
“The NT Department of Housing has impor-
tant pet ownership requirements that tenants
should be aware of, too.”
BRC strongly recommends de-sexing pets
to avoid indiscriminate breeding resulting in
unwanted, abandoned and neglected animals.
Council also requires pets to be registered
and encourages micro-chipping, as these are
the best methods of identification for returning
lost animals to their owners.
Skye said Council would also like to remind
anyone looking for a pet to visit the pound at
1 Maloney Street.
Pets will also be advertised on the Council’s
Dog health program success
COMMUNITY EFFORT: AMRRIC vet Jan Allen, BRC’s Dewayne Foster and a volunteer.
vet Sarah Dart and
Foster set to take in
a dog delivered in a
THREE Tennant Creek organisa-
tions are amongst 85 community
groups to receive grants from the
Business Minister Peter Styles said the
Community Benefit Fund (CBF) grants
would be a welcome funding boost to
“The CBF received a 10 per cent levy
from electronic gaming machines in
casinos and licensed premises,” he said.
“I look forward to seeing these funds
support the worthwhile projects across
Tennant Creek Transport would use
$3,250 to establish a community bus
office while the Women’s Refuge has
installed a storeroom with the $5,000 it
received in the funding round. Burudu
Aboriginal Corporation received $5,000
for fit out costs for a community facility
and established dwellings.
Community Benefit Fund lends
a hand to local organisations
A PILOT program to
be test-run in Ten-
nant Creek will offer
a range of activities
aimed at entertaining
and engaging local
The NT Government has
put up more than $40,000
to establish a youth centre
to operate from the Youth-
linx building in Purkiss
Chief Minister Adam
Giles said the after-hours
activities and services
would assist in young
people’s ongoing social
“Our government is sup-
porting youth within their
community by listening
to their needs and fund-
ing appealing activities so
they can participate in a
meaningful way,” he said.
“Service providers will
contribute to the running
of the centre and will de-
liver a range of activities
and educational opportu-
nities to broaden the de-
velopment of positive life
skills and options avail-
able to young people.”
Minister for Young Ter-
ritorians Peter Styles said
engaging activities and
skills development across
art, crafts, media produc-
tion, computer training,
sports, games, excursions,
hunting, bush trips, cook-
ing, barbecues, movie
nights, make-up and jew-
ellery sessions, education
and health information
sessions would be on offer.
“Activities will support
youth’s needs and increase
their sense of stability
through building social
skills and self esteem,
offering food at regular
events and providing
transport for them to travel
home safely,” he said.
“Barkly Regional Coun-
cil (BRC) will fit out
Youthlinx with a pool
table, air hockey and
loose ball, table tennis,
including disco lights,
computer equipment and
the latest games equip-
ment for young people to
The pilot program begins
this month for four weeks
with the BRC’s youth,
sports and recreation unit
providing the trained staff
and an experienced man-
agement team capable of
ensuring quality assurance
for youth activities and
Other supporters of the
pilot program include
Australian Red Cross,
Alcohol and other Drugs
Services, Catholic Care
NT, Anyinginyi Health
and Julalikari Council.
Youth program to be piloted in Tennant
BOM says a local
radar not a necessity
GLUM FORECAST: BOM Regional Director
A PRESENTATION by Darwin-based officers
from the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) at a
public meeting on Wednesday night was not
enough to convince locals that a weather ra-
dar was not required in Tennant Creek.
A new lobby group, formed at the meeting, plans to
raise funds to purchase a Doppler radar for the provision
of live-time weather information following the recent
shut-down of the town’s radar.
A delegation, led by BOM Regional Director Todd
Smith, outlined plans to modernise and automate
weather observation systems, explaining the existing
radar was obsolete and the last of its kind in the country.
However Mike Nash, who has lobbied for more than
two years to maintain radar services, says the replace-
ment satellite technology just doesn’t cut it.
“It simply does not show rainfall in the area and that
means that the safety of travellers, pastoralists, remote
workers and aircraft is compromised,” he said.
“Sure, they had some pretty pictures to show us but
the bottom line is that we’re not going to have the wool
pulled over our eyes.
“The BOM was there to tell us what we will have and
that we could lump-it if we didn’t like it.
“But we’re not going to settle for either option.
“And we’re not going to shut up until we have a vi-
able radar that provides the information we require.”
Mike said the lobby group would be approaching a
variety of sources including the Federal and Territory
Governments, Cattlemen’s Association, Barkly Re-
gional Council and Aboriginal organisations to fund
the purchase of a Doppler radar and would remain in
negotiations with the BOM regarding its installation
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