News

To obtain news before December 2014 please contact the Public Relations Officer on (08) 8962 0000.

Posted 18 Dec 2018 News

Youth program at the swimming pool

The Youth Links program will run from the Tennant Creek Swimming Pool throughout the school holidays.

Posted 18 Dec 2018 News

Library sparkles with festive glitter

Local kids had great fun making their own 3D-stained glass Christmas trees as part of the library craft sessions

Posted 18 Dec 2018 News

Make Your Voice Heard

Positions on Local Authorities in Arlparra, Alpurrurulam and Elliott have become available.

Posted 18 Dec 2018 News

Community Grants Open

Applications for the first round of the 2018/19 Community Grants Program close on 31 December.

Posted 17 Dec 2018 News

Congratulations Mayor

Mayor Steve Edgington makes 23 in The NT News list of most powerful people for 2018.

Posted 17 Dec 2018 News

Closures over Christmas

Council would like to advise residents of the following closures over the festive season

Posted 13 Dec 2018 News

A Christmas fairy tale

Local residents have pulled out all the stops to make sure Tennant Creek shines brightly over the festive season.

Posted 13 Dec 2018 News

Community Grants Open

Applications for the first round of the 2018/19 Community Grants Program close on 31 December.

Posted 13 Dec 2018 News

Security over Christmas

Keep you home secure over the festive season with this checklist from the NT Police.

Posted 10 Dec 2018 News

Make Your Voice Heard

Positions on Local Authorities in Arlparra, Alpurrurulam and Elliott have become available.

Posted 10 Dec 2018 News

A landmark regional deal

Barkly Regional Deal to receive a $60 million commitment in historic signing of statement of intent

Posted 29 Nov 2018 News

Mayor's Column Out Now

Catch up with Mayor Steve Edgington and find out what's going on in Council and the community.

Posted 29 Nov 2018 News

Christmas Lights Competition 2018

Dust off your fairy lights and help Tennant Creek shine bright

Posted 28 Nov 2018 News

Community Grants Open

Council is calling for Expressions of Interest (EoI) for the first round of the 2018/19 Community Grants Program.

Posted 27 Nov 2018 News

Nominate an unsung hero for awards

Hurry! Hurry! Hurry! There's only a few more days left to nominate an individual or community group for the 2019 Barkly Region Australia Day Awards.

Posted 23 Nov 2018 News

Locals say NO MORE

More than 100 locals marched down the main street in support of White Ribbon Day and the NO MORE Campaign

Posted 23 Nov 2018 News

Mayor slams sport and recreation funding backflip

Mayor Steve Edgington has criticised the Northern Territory Government over a backflip on long-term funding for the region’s youth.

Posted 19 Nov 2018 News

Night Patrol staff celebrate

It was a proud moment for Council’s Night Patrol staff when they graduated at the Tennant Creek campus of Charles Darwin University (CDU) last week.

Posted 19 Nov 2018 News

Pool Closures

The pool will be closed from 19-23 November and 26-30 November from 8am-2.30pm.

Posted 19 Nov 2018 News

Nominate an unsung hero for awards

It’s that time of the year to nominate an individual or community group for the 2019 Barkly Region Australia Day Awards.

Posted 16 Nov 2018 News

Community win for Alpurrurulam

Mayor Steve Edgington has welcomed plans by the Northern Territory Government (NTG) to build a new police station out at Alpurrurulam.

Posted 13 Nov 2018 News

Barkly Regional Deal results in

Government releases findings from public forum on Barkly Regional Deal

Posted 12 Nov 2018 News

A Tidy Town win for Tennant Creek

Tennant Creek won the Litter Management (Improvement) Award at the Tidy Town Awards

Posted 8 Nov 2018 News

Annual Report 2017-2018

Barkly Regional Council's Annual Report 2017-2018 is available to download

Posted 8 Nov 2018 News

Make your voice heard

Want to do something for the community of Arlparra? Then nominate to join the Local Authority.

Posted 6 Nov 2018 News

Street sweeping change comes to town

Barkly Regional Council has purchased a new street sweeper for use in Tennant Creek.

Posted 31 Oct 2018 News

Driving forward

​Sealed roads at Alpurrurulam community have been repaired under the Federal Government’s Roads to Recovery Program.​

Posted 30 Oct 2018 News

Swimming Pool Hours

The Tennant Creek Swimming Pool is now open for lap swimming.

Posted 29 Oct 2018 News

Five new citizens take the pledge

The Barkly region is now home to five new Aussies following an Australian Citizenship Ceremony this week.

Posted 26 Oct 2018 News

Mayor's column out

Catch up with the Mayor Steve Edgington and find out what's going on in Council and the community.

Posted 26 Oct 2018 News

Barkly Regional Deal one step closer

​The Barkly ‘Regional Deal’ moved another step closer when representatives from the Federal and Territory governments met up with residents.

Posted 18 Oct 2018 News

Children's Week

The Tennant Creek Library is running a fun-filled program for youngsters during Children’s Week (19-28 October).

Posted 17 Oct 2018 News

Going, Going, Gone

The last of the Ambrose Street roundabouts was removed on Tuesday evening.

Posted 11 Oct 2018 News

Roundabout to be removed

Workers will remove the last of the controversial roundabouts on Ambrose Street at 5.30pm today (16 October).

Posted 9 Oct 2018 News

Make your voice heard

Want to do something for the community of Arlparra? Then nominate to join the Local Authority.

Posted 9 Oct 2018 News

A wall of families

A display of artwork which celebrates local families is on show at the Tennant Creek Library.

Posted 3 Oct 2018 News

Roundabout Removal

The roundabout on the intersection of Peko Road and Ambrose Street is scheduled to be removed on Tuesday, 16 October 2018.

Posted 28 Sep 2018 News

Regional Deal given green light

The Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack has told Barkly Regional Council that the ‘Barkly Regional Deal’ will go ahead.

Posted 27 Sep 2018 News

Mayor's Column Out

Catch up with the Mayor Steve Edgington with his monthly column on the community and Council.

Posted 26 Sep 2018 News

Month for getting down to business

Innovation and inspiration is here in Tennant Creek with the 2018 October Business Month

Posted 26 Sep 2018 News

Hungry for news?

Council dishes out bite-sized news for those residents who like to digest information on the run.

Posted 18 Sep 2018 News

Community film win

Barkly Regional Arts wins award at prestigious film awards ceremony

Posted 10 Sep 2018 News

Warrego on the Way

Mayor Steve Edgington and Deputy Mayor Kris Civitarese seized a golden opportunity to visit the site of a new gold processing facility.

Posted 7 Sep 2018 News

Outback Meals on Wheels

Council provides meaningful employment for staff at the Alpurrurulam Aged Care Centre.

Posted 7 Sep 2018 News

New Deputy Mayor elected

Councillor Kris Civitarese was elected as Deputy Mayor at the August Ordinary Council meeting.

Posted 6 Sep 2018 News

Stress Less in the Park

Locals descended on Peko Park yesterday for a community event highlighting services available around Mental Health.

Posted 3 Sep 2018 News

Make Your Voice Heard

Want to do something for Tennant Creek? Then join the local authority as a position has become available.

Posted 3 Sep 2018 News

Census 2016 Barkly

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has published a storybook on the Barkly from the 2016 National Census

Posted 3 Sep 2018 News

National Flag Raising Day

Council celebrated when the Australian National Flag was first flown with a flag raising ceremony on the lawn outside Council Chambers.

Posted 30 Aug 2018 News

Mayor's column out now

Catch up with the Mayor Steve Edgington with his monthly column on the work Council has been doing.

Posted 30 Aug 2018 News

Recognise a young person today

Nominate a young person in the Barkly for their outstanding efforts in the NT Young Achiever Awards.

Posted 28 Aug 2018 News

‘Barkly Regional Deal’ still on the table

Council Mayor Steve Edgington is looking forward to progress the ‘Barkly Regional Deal’ under the new Scott Morrison led Federal Government.

Posted 23 Aug 2018 News

New bins on the block

Residents of Tennant Creek are being issued with new wheelie bins with red lids as part of a new rollout by Council.

Posted 23 Aug 2018 News

Workers rally round boss to help sick niece

Council workers in Ampilatwatja have rallied around their boss to help raise funds for his sick niece

Posted 23 Aug 2018 News

Police prove they are super troopers

Council’s Youth Links Centre is fuelled with gratitude after the Northern Territory Police gifted staff a Troopie.

Posted 17 Aug 2018 News

'Regional Deal' talks push forward

Mayor Steve Edgington has invited two Federal Ministers to Tennant Creek to progress the Barkly Regional Deal.

Posted 16 Aug 2018 News

Careers Expo 2018

There was a massive turn out of jobseekers and school kids at this year's Careers Expo held in the Civic Hall.

Posted 15 Aug 2018 News

Want to be a pool lifeguard or update your aquatic skills?

Then book now and get qualified before the swimming season starts in Tennant Creek

Posted 10 Aug 2018 News

Kiosk offer to fill void in cafe scene

Council is offering an opportunity for a local entrepreneur to turn the kiosk at the swimming pool into a thriving cafe.

Posted 9 Aug 2018 News

Vandals damage oval

Vandals have caused around five thousand dollars worth of damage to Staunton Street oval in Tennant Creek within a month.

Posted 9 Aug 2018 News

Liquor licence suspended

The Tennant Creek Hotel liquor licence has been suspended for 48 hours

Posted 3 Aug 2018 News

Town clock a timely landmark

Tennant Creek is finally getting a town clock thanks to the determination of a local councillor and generous community spirit.

Posted 1 Aug 2018 News

From Little Things Big Things Grow

Council is calling for expressions of interest for a recyclable waste kerbside service

Posted 31 Jul 2018 News

Number of dogs on a residential property

Council wishes to advise that the number of dogs on a residential property is limited to two.

Posted 30 Jul 2018 News

Trial Library Hours

Barkly Regional Council will trial new opening hours for the Tennant Creek Library for three months from 13 August.

Posted 30 Jul 2018 News

A better start to life

A highly successful mothers and babies health program is now available in three communities in the Barkly

Posted 27 Jul 2018 News

Mayor's Column Out Now

Catch up with the Mayor Steve Edgington with his monthly column on the work Council has been doing.

Posted 24 Jul 2018 News

Four new citizens take the pledge

The Barkly region is now home to four new Aussies following an Australian Citizenship Ceremony this week.

Posted 23 Jul 2018 News

'Regional Deal' key to Tennant Creek development

Mayor Steve Edgington says he hopes a regional deal will be implemented following the Prime Minister's two-day visit to Tennant Creek

Posted 18 Jul 2018 News

Prime Minister to visit Tennant Creek

Council is pleased to announce that the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will visit Tennant Creek on Sunday, 22 July

Posted 17 Jul 2018 News

Cash boost for street-scape project

Council has received $1.45 million from the Territory Government for a street-scape project in Tennant Creek.

Posted 17 Jul 2018 News

Cash boost for Purkiss Reserve Upgrade

Council will receive $9 million from the Northern Territory Government to upgrade facilities at Purkiss Reserve.

Posted 16 Jul 2018 News

Dog Doctor visit

Council's ​Animal Health team and Barkly vets went to Wutunugurra last month for a desexing program.

Posted 13 Jul 2018 News

Purkiss Reserve Committee Vacancy

Council invites individuals to submit an Expression of Interest for membership to its Purkiss Reserve Consultative Committee.

Posted 10 Jul 2018 News

Channel your inner child

Get involved in some fun activities for children during the Desert Harmony Festival

Posted 10 Jul 2018 News

Calls for footy oval tender

The deadline for tenders to design and construct a football oval in Elliott has been extended to 16 July

Posted 10 Jul 2018 News

Pool Closure

The Tennant Creek Swimming Pool will be closed on Wednesday, 11 July and Friday, 13 July.

Posted 4 Jul 2018 News

Call for exhibits

Are you crafty? Can you cook up a recipe for the yummiest cupcakes? Then enter an exhibit in the Tennant Creek Show.

Posted 4 Jul 2018 News

Make Your Voice Heard

Positions on the Elliott and Wutunugurra Local Authorities have become available. Do something for your community and speak up.

Posted 2 Jul 2018 News

Mayor's Column Out

Catch up with the Mayor Steve Edgington with his monthly column on the work Council has been doing.

Posted 28 Jun 2018 News

Community Survey

Have your say about pedestrian alleyways in Tennant Creek and fill in our quick survey.

Posted 19 Jun 2018 News

Tennant Creek on the national agenda

Mayor Steve Edgington hails meeting with the Prime Minister "constructive and positive"

Posted 14 Jun 2018 News

Make Your Voice Heard

Want to do something for your community? Then nominate to join the Elliott Local Authority.

Posted 14 Jun 2018 News

Tennant Creek on the ABC airwaves

The 783 ABC Drive crew will spend a few days in the golden heart yarning with locals.

Posted 13 Jun 2018 News

Alcohol Restrictions remain in Tennant Creek

Alcohol restrictions will remain in place in Tennant Creek for a further six months

Posted 13 Jun 2018 News

Have Your Say

Barkly Regional Council invites residents to comment on its DRAFT Regional Plan & Budget 2018-19.

Posted 8 Jun 2018 News

International Engagement, Trade and Investment Industry Update and Networking Function

You are invited to attend the Department of Trade, Business and Innovation’s International Engagement, Trade and Investment Industry Update and Networ

Posted 29 May 2018 News

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About the nbn™ network and the tips to get connected!

Posted 24 May 2018 News

Mayor Column Out Now

Find out the latest info on Council with the Mayor's column.

Posted 24 May 2018 News

Community Grants Round

The second round of the Council's 2017-18 Community Grants Program is still open.

Posted 16 May 2018 News

New Citizens take the pledge

The Barkly region is now home to five new Aussies following an Australian Citizenship Ceremony this week.

Posted 15 May 2018 News

Council employee sharp incident sparks investigation

A Council employee has been tested for infection after being stuck by a needle while collecting rubbish at the back of the Elliott Health Clinic.

Posted 11 May 2018 News

Winter Hours

The Tennant Creek Swimming Pool will be changing its hours for the Winter

Posted 11 May 2018 News

Calls for road tender

Barkly Regional Council is calling for tenders to repair sealed roads at Alpurrurulam community.

Posted 27 Apr 2018 News

Community Grants Program Open

The second round of the Council's 2017-18 Community Grants Program is now open.

Posted 26 Apr 2018 News

Acting Mayor Column

The Acting Mayor's Column for April is out now

Posted 26 Apr 2018 News

ANZAC Day 2018

It was a proud moment as Tennant Creek locals joined servicemen and women from around the country for the ANZAC Day commemorations

Posted 18 Apr 2018 News

Breakfast at the local pool

Council continues breakfast trial at the Tennant Creek pool

Posted 11 Apr 2018 News

Mayor slams youth program funding backflip

Mayor Steve Edgington has criticised a funding agreement backflip on a long-term program for the town’s youth.