News: Barkly Regional Deal results in
Government releases findings from public forum on Barkly Regional Deal
Posted: Tuesday, 13 November 2018
Representatives from the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Northern Territory Government (NTG), Barkly Regional Council and the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities, held a public meeting on Thursday, 25 October, offering an opportunity for people to ask questions and receive more information about the proposed Barkly Regional Deal.
Results from that forum are now in with information released by the Barkly Regional Deal Taskforce, Regional Development and Local Government Division Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities.
The idea for a Barkly Regional Deal was put forward by the Barkly Regional Council Mayor Steve Edgington when he met the then Prime Minister in June 2018 and invited him to visit Tennant Creek.
The then Prime Minister, Northern Territory Chief Minister and Barkly Regional Council Mayor announced the Barkly Regional Deal in July 2018.
The Barkly Regional Deal is a joint partnership between the three levels of government to support the economic and social development of the region.
The Barkly community is at the heart of the regional deal and will be involved throughout its development and implementation. Local leadership is needed to drive and make the deal a success in the long-term.
Central and critical to the deal is supporting the Barkly Aboriginal leadership develop responses to local priorities that reflect Aboriginal cultural values and can improve educational, employment and social outcomes.