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Alcohol Policies and Legislation Review
Have your say
The Expert Panel appointed to undertake a Review of the NT
Alcohol Policies and Legislation will be holding a public forum
and wants to hear from you.
Wednesday 19 July 11:30 am to 3:30 pm
65 Staunton Street, Tennant Creek
Contact the Review Support Team to register your interest in
attending the forum and presenting your views on any topic
relevant to the Terms of Reference:
p: 8999 4219 | e: Alcohol.Review@nt.gov.au
The Terms of Reference and the Issues Paper can be viewed at
Tea and coffee will be provided.
For further information visit
TENNANT Creek will be one of the first com-
munities to trial new Banned Drinkers Regis-
From September, identification of takeaway alcohol
customers across the Territory will be scanned to pick
up problem drinkers who have been listed on the BDR.
The scheme was pulled by the former CLP Govern-
ment and the Gunner Government made an election
commitment to reintroduce it.
Attorney General and Minister for Justice Natasha
Fyles said the register would make communities safer.
“The Territory has unacceptable levels of violence and
crime associated with alcohol abuse,” she said.
“We know that 70 per cent of the alcohol sold in the
NT is takeaway, that’s why we are bringing back the
BDR to ban problem drinkers from buying takeaway
alcohol and redirect them to rehabilitation.”
Ms Fyles said the Government had listened to concerns
from stakeholders around the impacts of scanners on
their business and had taken action to find the best
possible solutions which include the rollout of new
New BDR software to be trialled in TC
The Northern Territory Government is reviewing how activities in
road reserves could be better managed to minimise hazards to road
users, while establishing fair rules about signage and other activities to
support businesses and enterprising individuals.
We have produced a summary document of the draft guidelines
which outlines the planned approach. This can be downloaded at
We are looking for feedback. Go to haveyoursay.nt.gov.au to complete
a short survey or contact Road Reserves on 1300 011 151 or email
You can also attend the Tennant Creek forum
Monday, 24 July
Department of Infrastructure, Planning
and Logistics Training Room
33 Leichhardt Street
Closing date for feedback is 31 August.
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TENNANT AND DISTRICT TIMES FRIDAY 7 JULY 2017 5
THE upgrade to Tennant
Creek’s power substation is
The $6.4 million project was com-
missioned by Minister for Essential
Services and Member for Barkly
Gerry McCarthy on Monday.
The upgrade, which includes a
specially constructed, climate con-
trolled building to house new tech-
nology, complements a separate $22
million power generation project
that will be completed later this year.
Three two-megawatt gas fired
spark ignition reciprocating engines
and a 1.5 megawatt diesel fired
reciprocating engine are currently
being installed by Territory Genera-
Mr McCarthy said the revamped
Tennant Creek substation is now
up and running and that residents
and businesses would benefit from
the improvements to the 30 year-old
“The Northern Territory Labor
Government has made an invest-
ment that will improve power reli-
ability,” he said.
“The old substation, located out-
doors, had no shelter from the ele-
ments and was impacted by severe
weather events and animals which
interfered with the town power
“The new substation has now been
moved indoors and old equipment
has been replaced with new, modern
equipment that will improve power
system reliability year round, espe-
cially during weather events.
“Protected from dust and animals,
the new substation will be more
secure and require less maintenance
and cost less to operate.”
The three-and-a-half year project
created local jobs including an
opportunity to upskill and gain
electrical experience for two local
Aboriginal employees with local
contractor Phillips Earthmoving.
LAUNCH: Minister for Essential Services and Member for Barkly Gerry McCarthy with Katerina Kim, Jai Petch (Acting Regional Manager) and Sullim
Sallik from Power Networks at a briefing and tour on Monday.
TOUR GUIDE: Minister McCarthy is shown through the new substation by Jai Petch
and Sullim Sallik from Power Networks.
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