News

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

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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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.

Posted 9 Apr 2018 News

Ammaroo Phosphate Project

Find out what's going on in your backyard with a proposal for an open cut phosphate mining operation on Ammaroo Station.

Posted 6 Apr 2018 News

Looking through their eyes

Watch this amazing video about looking at the world through the eyes of local children.

Posted 5 Apr 2018 News

Alcohol restriction recommendations submitted

Council has delivered a written submission to the Liquor Commission in relation to alcohol restrictions in town.

Posted 30 Mar 2018 News

Driving home road safety message

Mungkarta schoolchildren drive road safety message home with catchy music video

Posted 29 Mar 2018 News

Mayor Column

The March column from the Mayor is out now.

Posted 21 Mar 2018 News

First Circles Leadership Program Open Now

Support the next generation of Aboriginal elders and nominate someone now for the First Circles Leadership Program

Posted 20 Mar 2018 News

Call for police in Arlpurrurulam

Mayor calls for permanent police presence in Barkly community.

Posted 20 Mar 2018 News

Michelangelo Exhibition in Tennant Creek

An exhibition on one of history's greatest artists and sculptors will be in town for three months

Posted 19 Mar 2018 News

Tourism Master Plan

Council has won a grant to develop a tourism master plan for the Barkly region.

Posted 12 Mar 2018 News

Public Forum Tennant Creek

Locals spoke about what is happening around town at the Tennant Creek Public Forum held last Thursday.

Posted 8 Mar 2018 News

IWD March a triumph for local women

More than 150 people braved the weather to march down the main street in celebration of International Women's Day on Thursday morning.

Posted 5 Mar 2018 News

Breakfast a toast to local women

More than 70 people enjoyed a breakfast on Sunday, 4 March, as part of the 2018 International Women’s Day celebrations.​

Posted 5 Mar 2018 News

Chief Minister meets with Council

Chief Minister Michael Gunner met with Council elected members and staff on Friday to discuss concerns about crime in Tennant Creek.

Posted 1 Mar 2018 News

Battle to improve remote housing in the Barkly

Mayor Steve Edgington is calling for better remote housing following the discovery of poorly designed and unliveable housing extensions in Ali Curung.

Posted 1 Mar 2018 News

Roundabout survey

Fill in our survey for Council to receive feedback on the roundabout at the intersection of Peko Road and Ambrose Street.

Posted 28 Feb 2018 News

Minister visit over community in crisis

The Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion met with Council at a meeting last week.

Posted 28 Feb 2018 News

Public Forum

Have your concerns about the community heard at a public meeting held in the Civic Hall at 5.30pm on Thursday, 8 March.

Posted 25 Feb 2018 News

Road Closure

Notice of Southbound Lane Closure: Paterson Street Tennant Creek

Posted 22 Feb 2018 News

Meeting with Acting Chief Minister

The Acting Chief Minister Nicole Manison met with the Mayor and councillors at a meeting on Thursday.

Posted 21 Feb 2018 News

Logo competition

Come up with a logo for the 'Dob in a Dumper' campaign and win cash prizes.

Posted 20 Feb 2018 News

Territory Day Community Event Grants

The Territory Government is offering grants between $1000-$5000 to help Territorians celebrate Territory Day, their way

Posted 16 Feb 2018 News

Turbocharging Tourism

Turbocharging Tourism is a new NTG action plan to stimulate the Territory economy by accelerating tourism growth.

Posted 14 Feb 2018 News

Tonnes of rubbish cleared

More than 40 tonnes of illegally dumped waste has been removed from around Tennant Creek.

Posted 12 Feb 2018 News

Want to be a lifeguard?

Council is looking for locals who wish to train and work as a lifeguard at the swimming pool.

Posted 9 Feb 2018 News

Brush up with a dental visit

Don't miss this opportunity to book an appointment with the dentist who will be in town until 16 February.

Posted 9 Feb 2018 News

Writing Competition

Do you have a story about an animal from the Barkly region? Enter the Barkly Arts writing contest and win cash.

Posted 1 Feb 2018 News

New Aussie citizens welcomed

There's no better day to become an Aussie than on Australia Day as two new locals will attest.

Posted 1 Feb 2018 News

Locals in the spotlight

Celebrations at Battery Hill honoured unsung community heroes

Posted 1 Feb 2018 News

Aussie spirit shines through wild weather

It was wet. It was wild. But that didn't stop locals from taking part in the triathlon or heading out to Lake Mary Ann for Australia Day

Posted 30 Jan 2018 News

Make your voice heard

Barkly Regional Council is calling for nominations for Arlparra (Utopia) Local Authority

Posted 29 Jan 2018 News

Mayor Column Out Now

Find out the latest on Council with the Mayor's January column