Home' Tennant and District Times : 2016-0909 TDT Contents 2 TENNANT AND DISTRICT TIMES FRIDAY 9 SEPTEMBER 2016
arkly Regional Council showcased the broad
scope of proposed infrastructure projects and
current improvements delivered to the region at
its last ordinary council meeting.
Council’s focus remains firmly fixed on the delivery of
core services and infrastructure to the communities of
the Barkly, with the August report card highlighting that
six projects were near completion with one project to
These seven infrastructure projects have been funded
by Special Purpose Grants (SPG) from the former North-
ern Territory Government.
Installation of the water tank at Marlinja, near Elliott,
and the Ali Curung litter hot spot projects are both nearly
At Elliott, solar fluorescent lighting for the park is now
completed as part of the Stronger Communities Project.
Quotations are yet to be received for the painting of
house numbers on the kerb sides in the community.
In Utopia, two out of five troughs, weighing a tonne
each, are scheduled to be delivered for the feral animals
there. Once the materials are on site, water reticulation
and ancillaries will be constructed to feed the troughs
and control water flow.
The contract to build the ablution block in Atnwengerrpe
has been awarded to Curtis Construction of Tennant
Creek with the replacement of the elevated water tank at
Irrultja yet to commence.
Council is also currently seeking a tender waiver for
Ronin Security Technology to upgrade the fire system
at the Council’s Peko Road buildings in Tennant Creek.
This would include upgrading the fire panels and ancil-
lary fire alarms, smoke and heat detectors and emer-
gency power back-up.
Our Regional Infrastructure report card provides an op-
portunity to illustrate the positive outcomes Council has
provided to the Barkly community.
Often the spotlight is directed towards what some
think Council ought to be doing, rather than what we
are doing or what we have already delivered for the
Over the past few months, Council has rolled out the
beautification program in the new suburbs of Tennant
Creek with funding from the Tennant Creek Local Author-
ity. Pavers for the footpath from the swimming pool to
the ablution block are ready to be installed by the Depot.
In Arlparra, municipal workers have begun construction
work on a grandstand for the footy oval which has been
funded by the Arlparra Local Authority, and over in Wu-
tunugurra, Council workers have started on a community
Contracts have also been awarded for a Traffic Man-
agement Study to be conducted throughout the Barkly,
provision of fire safety services and the development of
a Tennant Creek Landfill Master Plan.
I believe the infrastructure improvements which have
been rolled out over the past few months are a credit to
the organisation, the decision making of elected mem-
bers and our hardworking staff.
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
Big tick for infrastructure report card
Barkly Regional Council News
Cardno recently made a presentation to
Council to inform elected members of the
outcomes of a Traffic Management Study of
five communities within the region.
Representatives of Cardno held meetings
with stakeholders, including business
groups and emergency services, from 5-11
August in Tennant Creek, Alpurrurulam,
Ampilatwatja, Arlparra and Ali Curung.
They investigated any concerns residents
may have about safety on the roads and
paths in their community and what they
would like to see improved.
A full report will be presented to Council at
the next meeting in October.
There’s one week left for local
residents and user groups of
Purkiss Reserve to send in
submissions about the draft
Purkiss Reserve Fees and
Council would like feedback from
the community to help establish
a schedule of fees that is fair and
reasonable to all parties.
For a copy of the draft Purkiss
Reserve Fees and Charges
2016-17 please call 8962 0000 or
download from http://barkly.nt.gov.
Submissions should be addressed
to Barkly Regional Council CEO,
labelled draft Purkiss Reserve
Fees and Charges Submissions,
and either emailed to ceo@barkly.
nt.gov.au or dropped into reception
at 41 Peko Road, Tennant Creek,
by COB on 16 September, 2016.
Councillor Bob Bagnall was the Acting
President while I was on my leave of
absence from Council.
I would like to take the opportunity
to thank Bob for all his hard work
and dedication to the role, including
conducting an Australian Citizenship
Changing of the guard
Have your say
l Purkiss Reserve Consultative Committee members
have requested a feasibility study into installing pre-
paid meters for the football oval floodlights. There
were also calls to investigate the benefits of LED
lighting versus the existing high-pressure sodium
(HPS) lights on the oval.
l Council is establishing an Animal Management
Committee, including elected members, senior
Council staff and representatives from the Barkly
Veterinary Service and Territory Housing, to look at
an animal management strategy, including dogs, cats
and other feral animals, in Tennant Creek and across
l Council is set to establish a “Friends of the Cemetery”
volunteer group to enable locals to assist with the
maintenance and upkeep of this iconic and
historically significant asset.
l The ban on the use of Civic Hall has been lifted by
the local fire officer. Central Building Surveyors has
now been assigned to inspect, assess and make
recommendations to Council on any non-compliance
before a certificate of occupancy can be issued.
l A Low Aromatic Fuel (OPAL) Policy, which
commits elected members, council employees
and its contractors and their employees to use low
aromatic fuel whenever possible in the communities,
has been adopted by Council. The policy also
commits Council to encouraging and promoting the
use of this type of fuel. Click on the following link
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