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Northern Australia in 2050:
A presentation by Bernard Salt
Bernard Salt is widely regarded as one of Australia’s leading social
commentators by business, the media and the broader community.
Listen to Bernard discuss Northern Australia, where we are now and
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15 October 2015, 5.30-7pm, Darwin Convention Centre
Tickets: Free but limited.
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Battery Hill Mining Centre
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Tennant Creek 8962 4237
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Central Australia Development Office
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LOOKS like the sher-
iff down at the Shire
is saddling-up and
riding out of town –
who’d have guessed?
And more importantly
what do we get next?
One thing for sure is that
us backwoods yokels in
the Barkly will be in need
of a firm hand imported
from the bottomless pool
of bureaucrats who inhabit
the public service – to lead
us into yet another new
age of enlightenment and
Just because we haven’t
seen the light doesn’t
mean it’s not there – the
Sheriff’s updated CV will
attest to great achieve-
ments despite our lack of
– G.D. Egan, Tennant
DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING
The Department of Housing is seeking proposals for new dwellings
for head-leasing for social housing. An industry briefing session is
being held in Tennant Creek. Times and dates for the briefing session
Tennant Creek industry briefing session
When: 1pm, Tuesday 13 October 2015,
Where: Conference Room, Department of Housing, Tennant Creek
First Floor, Government Centre, Peko Road, Tennant Creek
For further information please visit www.housing.nt.gov.au or
phone 8999 4003 or 0413 233 457.
Opportunity to supply new
dwellings for head-leasing.
Request for Proposals - Industry Briefing Session
FIFTEEN new citizens were welcomed
to the Barkly region on Wednesday
morning in the Barkly Regional Coun-
cil’s biggest Citizenship Ceremony
BRC President Barb Shaw officially swore
in Mr Nabin Baniya and Ms Srijana Basnet,
Ms Aileen Costales, Mr Robert Lanas and
daughters Alyssa and Robelyn, Ms Ma Nesa
Mecadal, Mr Lewis Ndlovu, Mrs Sibusiso
Ndlovu, Miss Rachel Ndlovu and son Tyler
Tapiwa, Miss Babongile Chewe, Mr Nam
Nguyen, Mr Paul O’Mahony and Mrs July
Ann O’Mahony as Australian citizens in front
of their family, friends and peers.
Sandra Nangala Morrison presented a
Welcome to Country for the ceremony and
council’s Deputy President, Councillor Na-
relle Bremner, read the Minister’s message
with Councillor Tony Boulter and council
staff in attendance in the Council Chambers
to celebrate this special occasion.
While the President was dressed in her
official robes, council staff member Yves
Makita provided a historical background on
the Presidential robe, collar and chain, the
Council logo and the tracks of the Barkly.
“This is a very special day,” President Shaw
said. “It is our biggest citizenship ceremony
“I am proud to formally welcome our new
Australian citizens, and welcome them to be
part of the Barkly community”
WARM WELCOME: Barkly Regional
Council hosted its largest Citizenship
Fifteen new citizens take Aussie pledge
New pool launch next month
THE new Tennant creek Swim-
ming Pool will be officially
launched in the first week of No-
Barkly Regional Council (BRC) Presi-
dent Barb Shaw announced this week that
the multi-million dollar pool complex
will be opened by Senator the Hon. Nigel
Scullion, Senator for the Northern Terri-
tory and Minister for Indigenous Affairs,
on Monday 2 November at 2pm.
“We are honoured to have Senator Scul-
lion attend our launch and look forward
to celebrating the new swimming pool
complex with the community,” President
Council secured funding of $3.6 mil-
lion from the Federal Government’s
Community Development Grant, which
also included upgrading the amenities at
the town’s main sporting oval, Purkiss
Along with the Australian Government
grant, other funding sources included
BRC ($679,350), the NT Government
($250,000), Anyinginyi Health Aborigi-
nal Corporation ($20,000), plus YDU
Demons Football Club, Bella Hairdress-
ing and the late Mr Eddie Taylor ($650).
Part of the project includes the in-
novative design of the 25m lap pool, a
learn-to-swim pool and a toddler’s pool
into a single structure, addressing acces-
sibility issues with a beach-style entry
for all patrons.
There’s also a water park splash pad
for children, upgraded change rooms
and a new administration building in-
corporating office, first aid, coffee shop,
kitchen and mechanical water treatment
“The construction crew have been
working extra hard to complete the
complex in time for the launch,” Presi-
dent Shaw said.
“It is an exciting
development for Tennant Creek and its
inhabitants and for people from outlying
communities as well as visitors.”
Council is also calling on anyone who
has photographs and memories of the
pool when it was first built and the open-
ing by celebrated Olympian swimmer
Dawn Fraser on 17 December 1967.
Please email Ktima Heathcote, PR &
Events Manager, on ktima.heathcote@
barkly.nt.gov.au if you can assist.
ON TRACK: Owner Chris Taylor (right) oversees Raymond Baur
cutting tiles and David Gearney laying the finished product.
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