How the deal was done

A look at key milestones and information

Posted: Thursday, 12 December 2019

On Saturday the 13th April as nearly 100 people watched as The Barkly Regional Deal was signed by The Minister for Regional Services, Sport, Local Government and Decentralisation, Senator, the Honourable Bridget McKenzie, Northern Territory Minister for Housing and Local Government and member for the Barkly region Gerry McCarthy and our very own Mayor, Steve Edgington.

This Regional Deal is the first of its kind for the nation is a fantastic opportunity to improve the lives of all Barkly residents. The Regional Deal is a $78.4 million, 10 year, investment into our community and is proof that if the three tiers of government work together the opportunities are endless. See the full Deal here.

At 323,514 kms our Barkly region is bigger than Victoria, Tasmania and the ACT put together. 

The Barkly Regional Deal will provide $37.97 million towards economic development in the Barkly region.

This funding will deliver initiatives including:

  • a Barkly Business Hub
  • The establishment and operation of a new weather radar near Tennant Creek

Building youth-focused infrastructure across the region

The Barkly Regional Deal is contributing $31.75 million towards social development in the region. This funding will deliver initiatives including:

  • a Tennant Creek Visitor Park
  • Increased youth support services Social and affordable housing

Culture and place-making has been identified as a priority in the Barkly Regional Deal.   

The deal will provide $8.65M towards initiatives including:

  •  a Barkly Local Community Project Fund to support remote communities outside of Tennant Creek
  • Community mediation support
  • Marketing and promotion of the Barkly region, with a focus on attracting business growth and tourism.

The Barkly Regional Deal is ongoing with the first item actioned which we will cover in our next update. To stay connected to all thins Barkly Regional Deal check back here or sign up to Council's facebook page.