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CYCLISTS will descend upon Tennant Creek over the weekend to
compete in the annual Barkly Challenge and the NT Time Trial Titles.
Hosted by the Alice Springs Cycling Club, the team road cycling race is the
Territory’s only interstate bike race and it will be the first time the NT Time Trial
Titles will be held in Tennant Creek.
Darwin Cycling Club took home the shield for the first time in 2016 and are
looking to send a strong team to defend it.
Nyinkka Nyunyu Aboriginal Art & Culture Centre has supplied a locally-made
boomerang as a trophy.
There will be three events, starting with a time trial prologue and an A-Grade
road race on Saturday afternoon starting at BP.
A series of 20 minute criterium races on the go-kart track will take place on
Tennant Creek residents are encouraged to join either the racing or social events.
Registration is at www.alicespringscc.com.au.
Time trials first for TC
TERRITORIANS do not think
fracking is safe, trusted or
wanted an Inquiry has found.
The independent Scientific Inquiry
into Hydraulic Fracturing of On-
shore Unconventional Reservoirs
in the Northern Territory released
its interim report last Friday.
Justice Rachel Pepper (pictured)
said the “anxiety, if not hostility,
was on display” during the first
round of community consultations.
However, she said, many groups
and individuals had also expressed
the opinion to the inquiry that,
properly regulated and adequately
safeguarded, fracking could be
beneficial to the Territory and could
create employment opportunities
and raise much needed revenue.
The report details the activities
undertaken by the Inquiry Panel to
date and its preliminary analysis of
some of the risks and benefits of
hydraulic fracturing for shale gas
in the Northern Territory.
Following the first stage of public
hearings and community consul-
tation in March, additional risks
have been identified and taken into
account by the Panel.
Identified risks include water,
land, air, public health, Aboriginal
people and their culture, social
impacts, economic impacts and
Justice Pepper said some prelimi-
nary assessments include, for ex-
ample, that the reinjection of waste
water into groundwater should not
“In many cases, however, the Pan-
el’s interim assessment is that more
data is required before the risks can
be fully assessed,” she said.
“The next stage of public hearings
is important in order for the Inquiry
Panel to fill some of the information
gaps and obtain more evidence for
its risk assessments going forward,”
Jimmy Cocking from the Arid
Lands Environment Centre ac-
knowledges the real risks to the
environment, the community and
“The Interim Report of the Inquiry
provides a balanced view on the
issues but it clearly states the final
decision on fracking will be with the
NT Government,” he said.
“ALEC has serious concerns
that without a climate policy, the
NT Government will be making
decisions without a clear pathway
towards reducing emissions.
“We have written to the NT Gov-
ernment urging them to immedi-
ately develop a climate policy.”
The Barkly’s Beetaloo Basin,
near Elliott, is the Territory’s most
prospective onshore gas basin and
has enormous shale gas potential.
Origin Energy, which has already
explored and appraised the area,
cannot develop it due to the NT
Government’s moratorium on
fracking which Chief Minister Mi-
chael Gunner has said will not be
lifted until the Inquiry is complete.
Mr Gunner said his Government
will make a decision to either ban
fracking in the Territory or allow it
in highly regulated circumstances
in tightly prescribed areas once the
final report is handed down by the
end of this year.
The Inquiry Panel will visit Ten-
nant Creek again on 10 August. For
more information visit frackingin-
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