Home' Tennant and District Times : 2016-1104 TDT Contents TENNANT AND DISTRICT TIMES FRIDAY 4 NOVEMBER 2016 7
Barkly Regional Council is
calling for Expressions of
Interest for the first round of
the 2016/17 Community Grants
The Grants Program seeks
to support community based
projects in the areas of
arts and culture, sport and
recreation, community safety
and community development.
Groups or individuals can apply
for amounts of up to $3000 per
The grant application program
opened on 1 November 2016
and closes on 30 November
Please submit all applications
to the Grants Manager Susan
Wright on susan.wright@
Guidelines and application
forms can be obtained from
Council Head Office, 41 Peko
Road, Tennant Creek, or
download from the website
t is an honour to announce
that Councillor Narelle
Bremner has been appoint-
ed as alternate member to
the Northern Territory Grants
Minister for Housing and Com-
munity Development Gerry Mc-
Carthy MLA approved the ap-
pointment last week of Victoria
Daly Councillor Steve Hennessy
to represent regional councils
with the Barkly Regional Council
elected member Narelle Bremn-
er as his nominated alternate
The NT Grants Commission
was established as an independ-
ent statutory authority under the
Local Government Grants Com-
mission Act 1986.
Its primary role is to allocate
financial assistance grants pro-
vided by the Australian Govern-
ment to Northern Territory local
governing bodies in the form of
general purpose grants and lo-
cal roads grants.
The Commission makes rec-
ommendations to the Fed-
eral Minister in respect of the
amounts of money to be allo-
cated to local governing bodies
from the money provided to the
Territory by the Commonwealth
under the Local Government
(Financial Assistance) Act 1995.
The Commission also makes
recommendations on such other
matters relating to the finances
of local governing bodies as the
Northern Territory Minister for
Housing and Community Devel-
opment will, from time to time,
refer to the Commission.
Clr Bremner’s appointment is
a real honour for the Barkly and
for Council. Her presence on
the Commission in Steve Hen-
nessy’s absence will help give
regional councils a voice from
local government, an important
third tier of government.
Alice Springs Mayor Damien
Ryan continues to represent
municipal councils with Shaun
Hardy from the Department of
Housing and Community Devel-
opment as the ex-officio mem-
Bob Beadman was the Chair-
man until 31 October. At the time
of print no subsequent appoint-
ment had been made for his
successor, but is currently being
considered by the Minister.
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
Local councillor appointed to NT Grants Commission
Barkly Regional Council News
Cardno presented a draft traffic management
report for five communities within the Barkly at
Council’s last ordinary meeting.
Cardno was commissioned by Council, after
winning the tender in June 2016, to prepare and
conduct a study to address concerns community
members have about traffic management in
Tennant Creek, Alpurrurulam, Ampilatwatja,
Arlparra and Ali Curung.
For more than a week in August a specialist
team from Cardno investigated any concerns
residents had about safety on the roads and
paths and asked locals what they would like to
see improved in their community.
The final report with all its recommendations
will go to Council at its last 2016 ordinary
meeting in December.
Council is committed to making the pool the
central community resource for Tennant Creek.
A kiosk coordinator has been hired and the pool
team now offer a range of delicious wraps and
snacks. I also have it on good authority that the
kiosk will have “real” coffee” available very soon.
The aim is to make the kiosk and pool the
place to be in Tennant Creek. The Director of
Community Services is looking at operating the
pool all year around and plans to investigate
water heating options.
Staff members have undertaken the required
first aid, life saving and pool operations training
for the second season of the new pool since it
was launched in November 2015.
Council plans to hold regular events including
music and film nights, evening swims and
functions to maximise the use of this valuable
community resource and provide a much needed
activity place for the wider community.
Already, the Primary School’s sports carnival
has been held at the pool and this weekend and
next week there are many activities organised by
Royal Life Saving NT.
Events include a water safety program for
children, a two-day course for adults to learn how
to teach water safety lessons to youngsters and
a family fun day.
Please check out the Council website http://
barkly.nt.gov.au for details.
is open now
l Councillor Joyce Taylor has volunteered to lead the
Friends of the Cemetery Committee. To date there have
been several responses from the public to the Council’s
extensive call for expressions of interest.
l Council has supported the appointment of Karan
Hayward and Sarah Curran to the Tennant Creek
Local Authority (TCLA). Karan Hayward has also been
appointed to represent the TCLA on the Local Tourism
Advisory Committee. No responses have been received
to date for the chairperson vacancy for the TCLA.
l Councillor Neil Price has been appointed to head a
committee of Councillors and stakeholders to address
animal control and dog issues in the community. The
brief for the Animal Management Committee is to
explore and address key issues and provide Council
with feedback. Council will use this information to look
at possible actions and funding opportunities. The
Animal Control Officer has reported that as many as six
dogs are caught and euthanised each week.
l The Council’s draft Annual Report 2015-16 was
endorsed at the ordinary Council meeting on 20 October
with the final Annual Report 2015-16 to be endorsed at
a special purpose meeting on 7 November.
l A reviewed Policy and Procedure Framework Policy
has been adopted by Council. The purpose of the policy
is to contribute to the consistency and transparency of
Council’s decision making processes by providing a
mechanism whereby elected members and staff can
develop and readily access all current policies and
In the swim
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