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: Wednesday, 18 July 2018

This is the first time an Australian prime minister has visited the area since the former Liberal prime minister Malcolm Fraser ceremoniously began excavation of the new Council building site in 1982.

Mayor Steve Edgington said he is pleased Mr Turnbull responded so quickly to an invitation that Council made on behalf of everyone in Tennant Creek while in Canberra last month.

Mr Edgington and three other councillors – Kris Civitarese, Ronald Plummer and Ray Aylett - were attending the 2018 National General Assembly of Local Government Conference when they were invited to see Mr Turnbull on Monday, 18 June.

 During the meeting the Council delegation discussed the general issues of housing, child protec­tion, liquor restrictions and unemployment. They also proposed a regional deal for social and economic development in the Barkly as well as extending an invitation to the Prime Minister to visit Tennant Creek. 

“We are so pleased that he responded so quickly to our invitation, which we made on behalf of everyone in Tennant Creek, and we welcome the Prime Minister to our town,” said the Mayor.