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LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE NORTHERN TERRITORY
PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE (PAC)
INQUIRY INTO HOUSING REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE
ON TOWN CAMPS
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
The PAC invites submissions to its inquiry into the repair and
maintenance of housing on town camps in the Northern Territory, with
particular reference to:
• timeliness of completing repairs
• cost of repairs
• consistency, accessibility and efficiency of
Send submissions by 15 March 2016 to firstname.lastname@example.org. For further
information email or phone (08) 8946 1485.
It is now illegal to sell regular unleaded fuel in the Tennant Creek and Katherine regions.
Low aromatic fuel is available to use instead.
Low aromatic fuel is a similar price and can be used in the same engines as regular unleaded fuel.
Low aromatic unleaded fuel has a proven track record. It has been sold in Alice Springs since
2005 and is now available in over 150 locations nationally.
This change has been made under the Low Aromatic Fuel Act 2013 to reduce petrol sniffing
and make the region safer and healthier for everyone.
If you have any concerns regarding low aromatic fuel please call the Viva Energy (Shell)
helpline on 13 16 18.
For more information on the Low Aromatic Fuel Act 2013 or low aromatic unleaded fuel visit
SUPPORTING TRANSPORT SERVICES
COMMERCIAL PASSENGER VEHICLE REVIEW
Do you have anything to do with taxis, minibuses, private hires or
passenger transport vehicles? Did you provide comment to the
commercial passenger vehicle industry review in 2015?
The Northern Territory Government listened
and has announced a new reform package which
addresses safety, reliability and the quality of
services to be provided.
The reforms provide a careful balance between the
interests of the CPV industry and the interest of
consumers; that means you.
For more information visit
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT
Tennant & District
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A TENNANT Creek woman who has been looking after children for
more years than she can recall has been shortlisted in the Hidden
Local Heroes competition.
Fiona Reid (pictured) has scored a place as a finalist in the People’s Choice category
of the awards and is in the running to pick up the $7000 prize.
It’s now up to the community to back her by voting online.
Fiona has looked after dozens of children of all ages, including three of her own.
Following the death of her eldest child, Josh, who died from leukaemia aged 12,
Fiona signed up as a foster carer.
Having children arrive at their home at all hours of the night and day and for all
manner of reasons was never something that turned the heads of her younger two,
Tori and Brodie, because they grew up surrounded by others who were welcomed
into their home for however long they needed to stay.
Fiona also volunteers with St John’s and is involved in several other sporting and
The Hidden Local Heroes Awards, run by Suncorp Bank, aims to shine a light on
those who make an invaluable contribution to their neighbourhood.
Voting is open until just before midnight on 2 March, so to help give Fiona the
recognition she deserves and to wave the flag for Tennant Creek go to www.sun-
corphiddenlocalheroes.com.au, register and follow the prompts to vote.
Award winners will be announced on 8 March.
Vote online for
town’s hidden hero From page 1.
Mr Tollner said the upgrades would
give local residents increased confidence
in their power supply and create high
efficiency power plants with improved
“Once the upgrade is complete, we will
see a significant reduction in maintenance
and operating costs and wholesale elec-
tricity prices,” he said.
“These benefits will be passed back to
the electricity customer through lower
retail electricity tariffs.”
Multinational, Adelaide-based com-
pany Clarke Energy was announced
as the preferred contractor following a
nine-month tender process.
Works will begin soon with the new
capacity expected to be commissioned
by July 2017.
News of the power station upgrade did
not bode well with the green sector which
claimed the Government had missed an
opportunity to lead Australia’s transi-
tion to solar power and other renewable
Jimmy Cocking from the Arid Lands
Environment Centre in Alice Springs said
fossil-fuel power was outdated technol-
ogy and a poor investment in the future.
“The Government is locking in Terri-
tory Generation as a monopoly energy
supplier which locks out competition that
could produce green energy,” he said.
“This decision will impact directly on
the energy market and will hinder invest-
ment in renewable energy.
“It’s disappointing to see the Govern-
ment locking us into a future dependent
on fossil fuels instead of enabling a clean
energy future. They’re looking backward
instead of forward.”
upgrade for TC
GUIDED TOUR: (Above and right) Member for Barkly Gerry
McCarthy, Treasurer Dave Tollner, Chief Minister Adam Giles with
Hal Ruger and Peter Anderson from Territory Generation.
KAREN SHELDON - KAREN SHELDON CATERING
KAREN SUPPORTS LOCAL AND LOCALS SUPPORT KAREN.
THINK ABOUT SUPPORTING TERRITORY BUSINESSES AND
WORKERS FIRST AND THEY WILL THANK YOU FOR IT.
The Northern Territory Government recognises the important contribution small to
medium sized businesses make in the Territory.
When you support a local business you are investing in our children’s future. It
supports jobs for Territorians, strengthens our economy and helps our community.
Every Territorian can be part of buying local and show you are Territory proud.
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