Welcome to the Barkly Regional Deal Dedicated News Feed

Find out everything you need to know about the big deal here

Posted: Thursday, 28 November 2019

The Barkly Regional Deal is the first regional deal in Australia—a 10 year $78.4 million commitment between the Australian Government, the Northern Territory Government and Barkly Regional Council.

The Barkly Regional Deal was signed by the Australian Government, the Northern Territory Government and the Barkly Regional Council on 13 April 2019 in Tennant Creek following a six month consultation process.

You can see a full scope of the information here. The reason why this deal is so unique is that it is the first of its kind, and included a lengthy community consultation to ensure authentic and positive change based on tangible and actual needs.

On the back of a visit from the Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP, and Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories the Hon Nola Marino MP we thought it would be a great time to launch our new news portal on our website for everything going on locally for the Barkly Regional Deal. 

During the trip, Minister Wyatt and Assistant Minister Marino visited the Nyinkka Nyunyu Art and Culture Centre, and met with members of the Ankinyi Wirranjiki Youth Patrol who help to improve community safety by patrolling the streets at night to offer culturally sensitive assistance and transport for those who need it.

Minister Wyatt and Assistant Minister Marino also visited the Youth Linx Drop-In Centre, which is one of the youth infrastructure sites to be upgraded or replaced through the Deal using funding from the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund.

With renewed invigoration from the visit, the $78.4 million Barkly Regional Deal continues to forge ahead, improving productivity and liveability of the Barkly region through the delivery of 28 initiatives that are focused on stimulating economic growth and improving liveability, including by increasing child safety and reducing housing overcrowding.

Using this portal we will bring you updates and local stories as they unfold so you can be on top of how these improvements transform the region and the impact they have on making the Barkly Region better for everyone.