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The Territory Government is committed to protecting our environment.
The Government is reviewing and strengthening its regulations to make sure
laws are up to date with the latest developments in the oil and gas industry.
The community and industry will both have an opportunity to comment on any
proposed changes to the regulations during a wide consultation process.
The Department of Mines and Energy regulates the oil and gas industry.
The department’s experts work with the NT Environment Protection Authority
on any oil and gas activity that could potentially have a significant impact on
the natural environment.
For more information visit the Onshore Oil and Gas website www.onshoregas.nt.gov.au
Growing a strong
The Northern Territory is developing a framework for its
future onshore oil and gas industry which will protect
the environment and create a prosperous economy.
Developing onshore oil and gas in the Northern Territory will boost job
opportunities and support remote communities.
An onshore oil and gas industry will also create:
- revenues for schools, police and hospitals
- education and training opportunities
- regional infrastructure development; and
- cheaper energy that supports development of new industries
The Territory Government is determined to support the responsible
growth of onshore oil and gas activities.
We are committed to protecting the unique lifestyle of Territorians.
The Territory Government will do this through the development, review
and maintenance of a transparent and regulated onshore oil and gas
industry that is ecologically sustainable.
Oil and Gas –
It’s for all of us
The Northern Territory has significant
undeveloped onshore oil and gas
resources that will strengthen our
Delivering world’s best regulations
The Northern Territory has a robust system to regulate the oil and gas industry.
Crime figures are dropping in
Total property offences are
down by 17% compared to the
previous year. Strike Force Agra,
which focuses on the prosecution
of offenders and strict enforcement
of Domestic Violence Orders and
Alcohol Protection Orders, has
continued to realise results, with
total offences against the person
in Tennant Creek reduced by 53%
compared with the previous year.
High levels of family violence
and youth crime across Central
Australia are of concern to
Police. This type of crime has a
devastating impact on the entire
Police maintain an excellent
working relationship with partner
agencies and non-government
organisations across the region,
with a shared vision of protecting
victims and holding perpetrators
We ask that you join this
par tnership by reporting any
violent activity and property
crime to Police.
It is up to everyone to speak
out and support those in need by
repor ting matters promptly.
We encourage you to call
Police to respond to incidents on
131 444, or 000 in the case of an
Crime Stoppers can be
contacted on 1800 333 000 if you
have any information relating to
a crime that does not require an
The Northern Territory continues to be a hit
with holiday makers with the latest figures from
Tourism Research Australia showing domestic
and international visitors are spending more and
Domestic and international visitors spent $1.9
billion in the Northern Territory last financial year, up
6.7 per cent on 2013/14.
The Northern Territory Government’s ‘Do the
NT’ domestic marketing campaign has had a positive
impact with the number of interstate holiday visitors
increasing by 8.1 per cent for the Territory overall.
Of 1.3 million combined domestic and international
visitors to the NT, 693,000 came for a holiday, the
highest number of holiday visitors in six years and a
5.6 per cent jump on the previous 12 months.
TOURISTS SPENDING MORE
AND STAYING LONGER
NT police are driving crime figures
down in Tennant Creek
Visitors to Barkly region tourist sights like Devils Marbles are on the increase
according to research from Tourism Australia
A new air route will connect Territorians with the
Barkly region for the first time since 2004.
Territorians will soon be able to fly between
Darwin, Katherine, Tennant Creek and Alice
Springs, with the Northern Territory Government
and Airnorth signing a two year trial air service.
The ‘centre run’ route will star t operating three
times a week in October and will increase tourism
oppor tunities for the region, as well as assist
business owners and residents.
Airnorth will operate the service on a Monday,
Wednesday and Friday, primarily in the Embraer
E120 aircraft, offering a full airline service.
The first flight will touch down in Tennant
Creek on 19 October.
ROUTE GAINS WINGS
Airnorth have new services connecting Territory regions next month
Image courtesy of Airnorth
Open speed limit zones will remain and
be extended by a further 60 kilometres to
allow one continuous open speed limit zone
(excluding past road houses and through
communities) on the Stuart Highway from
north of Alice Springs to the Ali Curung
The Northern Territory Government
conducted an initial trial on a 204 kilometre
stretch of the Stuart Highway between
Alice Springs and Barrow Creek, and on a
further 72 kilometre stretch from Barrow
Creek when the trial was extended.
The Northern Territory Government is
investing $2.5 million dollars to upgrade
the remaining 60 kilometre section.
The upgrade works star t this month and
include clearing trees from the edge of the
highway, widening curves, upgrading the
guard rails at Barrow Creek bridge, stock
fencing, and improving line marking,
reflectors and signage.
OPEN SPEED LIMITS TO
REMAIN AND BE EXTENDED
The open speed limit zone between Tennant Creek and Alice Springs has
ADVANCING THE BARKLY REGION
ADE Rizal is well known to her regu-
lar clients who come to her restaurant
at the Sporties Club.
Ade’s Bistro has been a popular eatery for
the last two years and as of 2 October, Ade
and her partner Paisal Fahrully or “Noor” or
“Cookie”, depending on who you talk to, will
be joining forces with their new look Sporties
Steak and Grill.
Many will know Ade from her other job
as Managing Director of the Tennant Creek
Child Care Centre.
The Sporties move is a reunion for this fam-
ily of chefs and it makes sense that they would
rebadge the new restaurant under a title that
they can own together.
“We started out working together for the
first few months at Memories about six years
ago,” Noor reflected.
“Two shifts a day, seven days a week was
beginning to take its toll and so Ade stepped
aside and began her career at the child care
“I hired staff to help and grew the business
When the opportunity came up at the
Sporties, Ade could not resist and opened her
Now the two master chefs are joining forces
once again but according to Noor, Ade is more
than happy for her husband to be the head hon-
cho and she will support him in the transition.
“I will be moving my restaurant into her
venue but we will be combining both our
culinary styles and everything that is on offer
now will be still available, just under the one
roof,” Noor said.
“My style covers cuisine from all over the
world and Ade specialises in traditional Indo-
nesian cooking from West Sumatra.”
Ever the go-getters, Ade and Noor know how
popular home delivery is to people these days
when it comes to takeaway meals so they have
raised the stakes and will be offering free de-
livery to anywhere within the town boundary.
So whether you want a banquet for six or
just feel like a stick of garlic bread, deciding
on takeaway for dinner just got a whole lot
easier to swallow.
See the ad on page 17 for launch details.
Skills are moving but the
great taste is staying
COOKING UP A STORM: Ade and Paisal
are opening Sporties Steak and Grill next
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