Home' Tennant and District Times : 2016-1125 TDT Contents TENNANT AND DISTRICT TIMES FRIDAY 25 NOVEMBER 2016 7
The company is proud that it has managed to at first survive and then thrive in the
uncertain economic environment of Tennant Creek. We now rate our complex as the
best appointed on the length of the 2700 km stretch of Stuart Highway or “the track” as
we Territorians like to call it.
One of our strengths has always been our involvement in local endeavours and the
support we give to community events. Our company was the major sponsor, and
heavily involved in the organising of the much heralded Australian Street Circuit Go
Kart Grand Prix in the early years. This has progressed through to now being a major
sponsor in the fantastic showcase of our region, the Desert Harmony Festival.
The company has also been a proud supporter of the Cheekydog brand over many
years incorporating the design into our uniform in the early days of the brand. This
association with Cheekydog is getting stronger and with collaboration from Dion
Beasley’s carer, Joie Boulter, the future is bright for further promotion of this proudly
Barkly based enterprise.
Prospect NT is also pleased that the partnership has been a success for the Julalikari
Nominees Aboriginal Corporation. Prospect NT has now paid back the original buy-
in loan and paid dividends to Julalikari to amounts totalling $1.23 million. Julalikari’s
business stake is now valued at many times its original worth. The management of
Prospect would like to congratulate the original directors and managers of Julalikari,
Elliot McAdam, David Curtis Snr, Tony Miles and Joe Carter for their foresight, faith
and encouragement through those early and difficult years.
At the cornerstone of the company is the endeavour to improve the lives of the
indigenous people of the Barkly. To this end our company has an active strategy to
employ and train as many indigenous employees as possible. Last financial year over
$400,000 was paid in wages by our complex to over thirty people who identified
themselves as aboriginal. We are a signatory to the Australian Employment Covenant,
this being an initiative of Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest to create 50,000 indigenous jobs.
Mr Forrest speaks highly of our commitment to this project and especially the work
done by our director Karen Sheldon.
We have always had an excellent working relationship with the Barkly Work Camp
facility and through this have transformed the lives of many inmates. We continue
working to strive to discover ways to get the best outcomes for these people and to help
prevent them from re-offending.
Prospect NT will go through a major development shortly. In a deal struck with Puma
Energy our site is to replace all the aged steel underground storage with state of the
art, twin-walled and fibre-glassed tanks. All supply and delivery pipework will also be
This will bring our site to environmental industry standard “Level One”, the highest
achievable in the industry. All forecourt bowsers are being replaced with multi product
These are already on site. They have every product available at each location and have
remote pumping equipment which will put an end to the issue of high octane brands
going offline in hot conditions. There will also be an extra truck lane available with even
more diesel bowsers and a dispenser for AdBlue.
Our future plans are to continue to promote the Cheekydog brand with a Carwash
and Bakery/Cafe as our goals. There is also new plans for our two food offers at the site.
We are also seriously considering a large solar array. All our future growth is again
geared to create opportunities for employment and training of indigenous workers.
The management at Prospect NT has not lost its dream to make Tennant Creek a better
place for all its people and is extremely positive about the future.
Prospect NT Pty Ltd has just
celebrated 20 years of operation
since it was formed as a shared
partnership between Julalikari (50%)
and local business people (50%).
l The brickwork of the building is made from crushed
white-ant mounds that were once produced by Julalikari.
l The bollards at the front of the building are made from
pieces of the Amadeus Gas Pipeline.
l Our unique newspaper floor has been a talking point
for years and features historical photos and newspapers.
l The granite used in the building was sourced from
a quarry less the five kilometres from the site. The
granite was mined there in the early ‘80s and is called
l The first day the current proprietor operated the
business, the full day’s turnover was $214.
l A moratorium on building approvals in the Northern
Territory came about because of our Red Rooster
expansion in 2006. The scandal called “Chookgate” broke
out in Territory parliament because of inequalities in the
building approval process.
l Prospect NT is a proud supporter of Tennant’s Dion Beasley’s Cheekydog brand.
l Happy festive season from all our staff.
l Our manager, Dwayne Mallare’s creative photography.
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