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Sub-Contractors in Tennant Creek
Following media reports of an alleged incident at Karlu Karlu (Devil’s
Marbles) last week, Territory Generation wishes to advise the Tennant
Creek community that it strongly upholds the preservation of sacred sites
and does not condone any conduct or behaviour of the kind that has been
Territory Generation is now in the process of reviewing its arrangements
with contractors for all of its projects across the Northern Territory to check
if compliance with its core values of integrity and respect are being met.
It is our expectation any sub-contractor – even when not directly contracted
by Territory Generation – would report alleged incidents of this nature to
the correct channels and formally apologise to traditional owners.
Territory Generation provides an essential service in all communities in
which it operates and our employees live, work and take pride in these
communities, long after any construction is complete.
The Tennant Creek Power Station Upgrade Project - Territory
Generation is spending $26 million replacing aged electricity generators
at Tennant Creek with the latest equipment in order to provide efficient
and reliable power supply and drive down the cost of producing electricity.
The project involves installing three 2MW gas-fired engines and a
1.5MW diesel engine next to the existing plant and is due for completion
in August 2017. For more information, go to your-generation.com.au
“Our vision will be achieved through... respect and care
for each other, the environment and community.”
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CENTRE AREA PLAN
For gov.au or phone: (08) 8924 7540
Hon Nicole Manison, MLA, has announced a review into dual
occupancy developments in the Northern Territory.
We would like to hear from you on whether or not the
You are invited to register for the below workshop being
held in your area:
WHEN: Wednesday, 3 May, 2017- 4 - 7pm
WHERE: Training Room, Department of Infrastructure, Planning
Send through your feedback by
1800 870 706
Clarke Energy would like to apologise to everyone concerned following
the totally unacceptable incident which recently took place at Karlu Karlu
The incident involved employees of one of our subcontractors, Nilsen Australia,
in their private time.
Their actions are completely at odds with the values Clarke Energy believes
in, and the behaviours we expect of our employees, our subcontractors, and
everyone in our supply chain.
At Clarke Energy, we strongly believe that sacred sites must be respected
and protected as key elements in a living culture with a proud history.
We are now working with our subcontractors and others in the supply chain
to ensure they understand this type of incident will simply not be tolerated.
A FEASIBILITY study into the
construction of a common user
mine and processing facility in
Tennant Creek is amongst five
major NT Government projects
aimed at boosting the economy
through job creation.
The plan to transform cities and regions
into tourist, business and investment at-
tractions will be rolled out from this year.
Chief Minister Michael Gunner said the
projects, which are Labor pre-election
commitments, arose out of extensive
Territory wide discussions conducted
during economic summits.
“They are aimed at creating jobs now
both directly and indirectly and lever-
aging additional investment from the
private sector later,” he said.
“Each project is focussed on creating
further economic growth and develop-
“At at time when the Territory needs
investment, jobs and greater population
growth, the Government is investing and
encouraging the private sector to invest
Mr Gunner said the study into the Ten-
nant Creek project would determine its
viability with the option for small mining
operations to get underway without the
cost of a major investment in process-
The funding is in addition to $6.5 mil-
lion for an early childhood integrated
learning centre, $5m into upgrading the
town’s sporting facilities and $1m in
entrance statements for Tennant Creek.
Govt commits to
boost local economy
THE Ali Curung community has descended into chaos as clashes be-
tween locals and visitors from Ampilatwatja continue.
Police reinforcements and Tactical Response Group members have been sent in
to the community, 150 kilometres south east of Tennant Creek to control fighting
Two police cars were damaged in recent riots, the result of tensions that have been
simmering between clans for weeks.
On Tuesday night, a car was set alight, houses were ransacked, outdoor furniture
at homes was set ablaze and the local supermarket was trashed.
Further, a number of fires have been lit throughout the community and residents
have reported feeling uneasy and unsafe.
So far, six people have been arrested with one man remanded in custody.
He will appear in the Alice Springs Local Court today charged with aggravated
assault, violent act preventing police at a riot, going armed in public, arson and
damage to property.
Another man, aged 20, has also been charged while four other offenders aged
between 13 and 40 are currently being processed.
Acting Commander Michael White said police and stakeholders would continue
to engage with community members to restore order and peace at Ali Curung and
to identify a long-term solution to the issues leading up to the unrest.
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