Home' Tennant and District Times : 2018-0713 TDT Contents 2 TENNANT AND DISTRICT TIMES FRIDAY 13 JULY 2018
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SATURDAY 14 JULY
THE Northern Territory Govern-
ment continues investing in Ten-
nant Creek, boosting local jobs.
Minister for Health, Hon Natasha Fyles,
recently announced a $5 million purpose
built residential rehabilitation and transi-
tional outreach accommodation facility
will be constructed for the Barkly Re-
gional Alcohol and Drug Abuse Advisory
BRADAAG represents significant in-
novation in Tennant Creek over 30 years
providing an essential service, through
culturally appropriate treatment for peo-
ple at risk of alcohol harm and misuse.
The new $5 million centre, purpose built
outside of the residential areas represents
my advocacy as Local Member listening
to local voices and important service
In addition to a new purpose built
BRADAAG, as Local Member I wel-
come this construction stimulus into the
local economy of Tennant Creek.
In addition to the great outcome for
BRADGAAG service delivery and
community safety, local public housing
will benefit as this investment will free
up local stock.
Currently BRADAAG occupies 20
housing dwellings across Tennant Creek
and once relocated, 19 Territory Housing
properties will become available for the
Tennant Creek community.
In relation to recent media commentary
featuring Tennant Creek locals alleging
no public housing investment in our town
under Labor I would like to correct the
Since coming to government in Septem-
ber 2016 three (1x replacement and 2x
new) public housing dwellings have been
completed in Tennant Creek.
This year, Tennant Creek will see nine
dwellings built representing four replace-
ment dwellings and five new dwellings.
Planned for the 2018/19 financial year
three replacement and five new builds
are on the program.
In addition vacate work is being com-
pleted to turn around 15 vacant houses
for reallocation as part of the stimulus
program and in the last 4 months $3.17
million has gone towards housing in Ten-
nant Creek under this program.
The $5 million BRAADAG accommo-
dation facility will return an additional
19 homes for allocation to public hous-
In surrounding Barkly communities,
since coming to Government, Labor have
completed 27 new/replacement homes
with 87 major upgrades.
This year will see a further 18 replace-
ment homes with 112 major upgrades.
Replacement builds are often replacing
beyond economic repair houses and
unoccupied homes with NT funded up-
grades targeted to reduce overcrowding
with the addition of bedrooms, bath-
rooms and living spaces.
Labor’s $1.1 billion Remote Indigenous
Housing program is critical for reducing
overcrowding and improving health,
education and social wellbeing for re-
The remote housing program is also crit-
ical towards addressing overcrowding in
town where wide-ranging visitors place
enormous pressure on town families for
As Minister for Housing and Commu-
nity Development I continue my policy
direction for improved tenancy and
property management in public housing.
You can build more houses however
if residents are not fully engaged in all
aspects of maintaining and sustaining
public housing, nothing will change!
Member for Barkly
BARKLY ELECTORATE OFFICE: Phone 8962 4641. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Labor investing in Tennant Creek
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