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BARKLY Regional Council (BRC)
President Barb Shaw announced
this week that marion Smith has
been appointed as the new Chief
Executive Officer for the council.
Ms Smith, who is scheduled to take up
her post in mid March, has been with the
Roper Gulf Regional Council as Director
Communities Services, covering mater-
nity leave for seven months.
Previously, she was Group Manager for
Thames-Coromandel District Council
in New Zealand for three years and has
worked in local government for the last
In announcing the appointment, Presi-
dent Shaw said: “Marion has a unique set
of skills, experience and personal attri-
butes ideally suited to BRC at this time.
“She is familiar with the Northern
Territory and offers strong and steady
leadership in a time where there has been
“I am also grateful to Peter Holt and
Allan McGill for their work as interim
CEOs. Both brought extensive experi-
ence and skills from the local govern-
ment sector and Marion will bring a fresh
insight into the business of council.”
Ms Smith said she was excited by the
opportunity to lead BRC.
“I am honoured by the appointment and
will do my utmost to meet the challenges
and expectations associated with this
role,” she said.
“I have watched this council for a
number of years. I came out to the
Northern Territory to start my PhD as I
had a number of questions about remote
living, amalgamations, efficiency and
“So when the opportunity came up at
Roper Gulf I put my hand up, and since
then have changed my questions. I hope
to be a catalyst and conduit between
council and the community to create new
‘It is a privilege to be here this week for
the council’s strategic planning meeting.
This gives me a preview into the sort
of things concerning everyone before I
come on board.
“I hope councillors and staff find me
useful as a resource, taking their dreams
to an operational level to make it hap-
New CEO for Barkly
NEW LEADER: Council President Barb Shaw (right) welcomes
the newly appointed CEO Marion Smith.
LIVING conditions in the Barkly’s Utopia re-
gion might soon see the area live up to its
An NT Government funding injection of more than
$28 million would provide new and upgraded housing,
better roads, improved sewerage systems and additional
Chief Minister Adam Giles said the funding flowed
from feedback he and Minister Price had received at
community meetings over recent months to determine
priority infrastructure projects.
“The investment will substantially improve the lives
of Aboriginal people living in Arlparra as well as those
living in the surrounding outstations of the Utopia
region,” he said.
“The Country Liberals Government has outlined an
Aboriginal Affairs Strategy that focusses on providing
jobs and opportunities for Aboriginal Territorians and
decentralising decision making.
“Key to that is investing in essential services to
ensure remote communities have the right ‘enabling
Mr Giles said his Government strongly believed that
the integral link between economic and cultural success
was through local Aboriginal people gaining access to
and participating in a local economy.
“This is why we are investing more than $1.3 billion
in infrastructure in remote communities across the
NT,” he said.
According to Minister for Local Government and
Community Services, Bess Nungarrayi Price, there
would be a large focus on Aboriginal employment and
training with local contractors given opportunities to
“Our Aboriginal Affairs Strategy is maximising the
potential for capital works projects to create jobs for
Aboriginal Territorians,” she said.
“The Department of Infrastructure’s Indigenous Em-
ployment Provisional Sum initiative has delivered 576
new jobs for Aboriginal people in just over 12 months,
up from 40, and that’s only going to grow as we invest
more in infrastructure in remote communities.”
PROVING that romance is well and truly thriv-
ing in Tennant Creek, Valentines gathered at
memories Restaurant to celebrate with their
Lovers were treated to a traditional roast dinner with
a delicious brownie cake topped with strawberry and
ice cream to follow - created by chef and restaurant
Guests were delighted with the atmosphere and at-
tention lashed upon them by Tim who went to great
lengths to ensure Valentines Day was both memorable
There were champagne toasts throughout the evening
to wish the couples all the very best for the year.
Lovers flock to
ROmANCE IS ALIVE: Front (l-r) Jeff,
Graham, Jenny, Penny and Delia. Back: Jay
and Sally, David, Denis, Georgina, Robyn,
Pene, Andrew, Mica, Jason, Richard, Gay
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