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Workshop: Gambling in Remote
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Thursday 26 July 2018
11am to 12.30pm with lunch provided at noon
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PURKISS Reserve has been given an
additional funds boost to the tune of $4
million from the NT Government.
Minister for Tourism and Culture, Lauren
Moss, was in town last week for the Tennant
Creek Show and announced the extra funds to
the Purkiss Reserve Masterplan.
“We invest in the Territory’s community assets
because we know they build vibrant communi-
ties, boost the economy and create local jobs,”
Ms Moss said.
“We have worked with the Barkly Regional
Council to ensure this funding supports their
key priorities and is aligned with their master
Member for Barkly Gerry McCarthy said it
was good news for Tennant Creek.
“The Reserve is the main sporting precinct in
Tennant Creek,” he said.
“This boost is on top of the $5 million already
invested in the Reserve to support Tennant Creek
youth re-engagement programs and activities.
“Located in the heart of town, the new and
upgraded facilities will provide more opportuni-
ties for events and social gatherings, which con-
tribute to positive outcomes for young people’s
health and wellbeing.”
Mayor Steve Edgington said Council was com-
mitted to ensuring local jobs for local people and
opportunities for local business.
“We continue to advocate for funding to
support our youth and are looking forward to
developing a facility that will deliver positive
outcomes for people of all ages.”
Works include: removing and installing attrac-
tive security fencing, lighting upgrades, ade-
quate parking facilities, an internal service road,
a playground with soft fall, BBQ and seating
areas, a bike and walk path, multipurpose field,
new cricket nets, a new fence around the oval,
concrete path and scoreboard, fitness stations,
resurfacing outdoor courts and venue signage.
Find out more about the plan at www.barkly.
IN THE MONEY: Member for Barkly Gerry
McCarthy and Minister for Tourism and
Culture Lauren Moss announced an extra $4
million to the Purkiss Reserve Masterplan.
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pledge to visit Ten-
nant Creek, Prime
Turnbull will be in
town on Sunday and
He will be joined by
Minister for Indigenous
Affairs Nigel Scullion,
Minister for Social Ser-
vices Dan Tehan and Chief
Minister Michael Gunner.
Member for Barkly Ger-
ry McCarthy and Mayor
Steve Edgington will also
meet with Mr Turnbull.
A delegation from the
Barkly Regional Council
met the Prime Minister
in Canberra last month to
discuss the town’s social
crisis triggered by the rape
of a two-year-old girl in
Ministers Scullion and
Tehan spent time in Ten-
nant Creek a few weeks
Prime Minister Turnbull
said during his time in
Tennant Creek he plans to
listen to people’s experi-
ences to inform a path
forward in partnership
with the local community,
Territory and local govern-
“It was clear from my
discussions with repre-
sentatives from the Barkly
region they have a positive
vision for the region,” he
“To make this a reality,
all three levels of gov-
ernment need to come
together and I am pleased
the Chief Minister will
join me on this trip.
“I am bringing this dele-
gation together to continue
to map the pathways to re-
duce harm to children and
for greater economic de-
velopment for the Barkly
Mr Turnbull said while
the NTGovernment had
primary responsibility for
the support services on the
ground, including Opera-
tion Haven, it was impor-
tant to see what further
work needed to be done to
better coordinate services.
PM comes to town
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