Home' Tennant and District Times : 2016-0506 TDT Contents 8 TENNANT AND DISTRICT TIMES FRIDAY 6 MAY 2016
TENNANT AND DISTRICT TIMES FRIDAY 6 MAY 2016 9
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FRIDAY 6 MAY 2016
aving pride in the
way Tennant Creek
is presented to
visitors and residents
is of the utmost
importance to Barkly Regional
Council is aware that residents
are very passionate about their
town and over the years it has
been developing partnerships
and collaborating with community
It has also been actively
involved in public consultation,
looking at the whole concept of
parks and improved access for
residents to recreation facilities.
It was with this in mind that
Council invited members of
the community to be part of the
Purkiss Reserve Committee
back in 2014.
This two-way street has already
seen the development of the
town’s new swimming pool, the
skate park, the new playground
in El Dorado Park, and the
upgraded football change rooms.
Recently the Purkiss Reserve
Committee, along with Council,
also invited locals to express
their views on the draft Purkiss
Reserve Master Plan.
Council received $20,000 to
engage Elton Consulting in
conjunction with Bennett Design
Architect to deliver a master
plan on the future use and
development of Purkiss Reserve,
an important public space
approximately 9.6 ha.
The space is a critical amenity
for Tennant Creek and provides
cultural sporting entertainment
and facilities for healthy lifestyles
of all ages. It is the only space
of this kind where people can
access open green space to
walk, exercise and enjoy.
feedback from four residents,
including suggestions for a track
and field, a dog friendly area and
a shade structure for the skate
Community members also
flagged queries about lighting,
parking, CCTV, a pedestrian
access gate and the relocation of
the black water dump facility.
All public submissions were
reviewed at a special meeting in
March with a final plan put before
Council in April.
A lot of energy and time has been
put into formulating a plan to turn
Purkiss Reserve into a family
friendly place for the community,
and Council will continue to keep
residents informed as each stage
is developed. In addition to the
Purkiss Reserve Master Plan,
works to improve streetscapes
by the Tennant Creek Local
Authority as well as plans to put
new fencing around the football
oval and find a suitable location
for a dog friendly exercise park
have also been given top priority.
We have many dog lovers and
owners in this town and Council
is certainly exploring options for
the right area.
Residents are very passionate
about the future of their town and
Council has been listening. We
see growing Tennant Creek as
an ongoing investment and will
continue to engage and work in
partnership with residents and
local businesses every step of
Papulu Apparr-Kari Aboriginal Corporation
recently provided a presentation outlining
proposed Cultural Protocol Signage within
Warumungu Country (Tennant Creek).
The organisation is currently consulting
with Warumungu Traditional Owners about
establishing cultural protocols for visitors to
This is part of the Northern Territory
Government’s Alcohol Management Plan (AMP)
strategy which aims to build cultural pride in
There are a number of locations within the
township where cultural protocol signage can
be erected and Council is very supportive of the
For a while now Council has been
reviewing all its policies, including policies
for footpaths as well as walkways and
We know this is an important subject
matter to members of the community and
called out for residents to have their say in
February this year.
Unfortunately, no feedback was received
and Council endorsed both the policies at its
April meeting. In terms of good governance
Council will continue to develop adequate
policies and call for public submissions as
best practice management.
A copy of both policies is available from
Barkly Regional Council is calling for Expressions of Interest (EoI) for
the second round of the 2015/16 Community Grants Program.
The Grants Program seeks to support community-based projects in
the areas of arts and culture, sport and recreation, community safety
and community development.
Guidelines and application forms can be obtained from Council Head
Office, 41 Peko Road, Tennant Creek and the website barkly.nt.gov.au
Proud supporter of local communities
Ali Curung, Alpurrurulam, Arlparra, Ampilatwatja, Elliott, Tennant Creek, Wutunugurra
BARKLY REGIONAL COUNCIL
PO Box 821, Tennant Creek NT 0861
1 Peko Road, Tennant Creek NT 0860.
Tel: 08 8962 0000 Fax: 08 8962 1801 Web: http://barkly.nt.gov.au
Growing Tennant Creek with
plans to boost community pride
Council has adopted new opening hours
for Lake Mary Ann, taking into account
the sunrise and sunset data at Tennant
Changes to the hours were raised
by concerned residents for council to
consider at the last meeting.
Lake Mary Ann is a prized recreational
facility which offers an ideal picnic spot
for locals and tourists alike.
Some community members felt the
facility was closing too soon, especially
during the hot summer months.
Council reviewed a few options,
liaised with the full-time caretaker and
researched operating hours for some
of the Northern Territory’s Parks and
The following times have now been put
l April to September - 7am-6.30pm
l October to March – 6.30am-7pm
Community grants now open
Lake Mary Ann opening hours
Barkly Regional Council News
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