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Gerry said the investment in sports
would lift facilities desperately in need
of freshening up and provide a good plat-
form to re-engage youth from the town
and community living areas.
“I am also excited by the commitment to
build an integrated early childhood centre
on the site of the pre-school,” he said.
“This facility will bring together the
child care centre, the pre-school and the
primary into one effective learning centre
for children as they transition through
their early years.
“It will provide more places for children
and will link together all of the facilities
in a seamless path to prepare children
The Country Liberals were in town too,
arriving in time for the Show in a blaze
of colour - a big orange, emblazoned bus
that is travelling through Territory towns
and communities to spread their message.
Launching the local campaign at the
Goldfields Hotel last Thursday and in-
troducing the CLP candidate for Barkly,
Tony Jack, Chief Minister Adam Giles
said his government had worked hard
over the past four years to restructure the
Territory and to restore law and order.
He said he had already put measures
in place to restore economic prosperity
to the Barkly, citing the gas pipeline
from Tennant Creek to Mount Isa as an
example of the Country Liberals com-
mitment to the region.
“Think about the gas pipeline which is
coming,” he said.
“There will be 900 jobs, including
many local indigenous jobs, and other
opportunities like the opportunity to
“The best place to make diesel in the
Northern Territory is in Tennant Creek.
“So not only does the town get the
pipeline and the exchange point but it
can produce diesel for the whole of the
“It’s about long-term investments.”
Using the analogy of a football game,
Mr Giles said his government was at
“We have put the architecture in place,
we have restructured the economy and
everything is ready to go.
“But the second half is when we get the
benefits, that’s when the jobs come and
the money stays in Tennant Creek and it
has long term prospects.”
Mr Giles urged residents to get behind
Mr Jack, saying if the Country Liberals
lost government at the 27 August elec-
tion, Tennant Creek would go backwards.
“We have big plans for the Barkly so
the sky is the limit,” he said.
“I want to be part of it and I want Barkly
to be part of the future prosperity of the
Election train arrives in town
APPEARANCE: Labor Leader Michael Gunner with artists at
Nyinkka Nyunyu last week.
IT might be nice weather for Pom-
mies but Tennant Creek locals were
left freezing this week after the tem-
perature plummeted by more than
20 degrees in two days.
On Monday, it was a sunny 30 degrees
but by Wednesday evening the mercury
had fallen to a chilly eight degrees.
The temperature gauge only reached 9.9
degrees, the coldest maximum for July
Bureau of Meteorology Forecaster Ben
Price said the cold front was driven by a
strong high pressure system in southern
Australia and the Great Australian Bight.
“Strong south-easterly winds were
directed upwards into the Northern Terri-
tory,” he said.
“There was also cloud cover and light rain
which kept it cooler.
“Winds of about 40 kilometres/hour were
typical for this time of year but it added to
the chilly effect.”
Things started to warm up as the cloud
cleared yesterday and today the tempera-
ture is expected to be a more bearable 20
The coldest-ever temperature recorded in
Tennant Creek, since collections began in
1968, was in July 1978 when it plunged to
just 4.5 degrees.
The hottest-ever reading was 45.6 degrees
in January 2014.
Cold snap for Tennant
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