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

Posted 27 Apr 2017 News

Local Government Elections - Information Session

Potential Candidates are invited to attend an information session to find out what's invloved in running for council

Posted 27 Apr 2017 News

Tree Trimming within Tennant Creek

Tree Lopping within Tennant Creek from Thursday 24th April until Thursday 4th May 2017

Posted 26 Apr 2017 News

Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool - Closed Monday 1st May 2017

Posted 6 Apr 2017 News

E-Tenders are now open for the Provision of Design, Supply & Install Fire Detection System​ in BRC Buildings.

Barkly Regional Council announces its latest E-Tender for the following: BRC-002-17

Posted 31 Mar 2017 News

Tennant Creek Police – Mobile Camera Trailer

A Powerful Tool In The Fight Against Crime In Tennant Creek

Posted 24 Jan 2017 News

ABC abandons remote Territorians

Barkly Regional Council President Barb Shaw has accused the ABC of turning its back on vital service provision in the region.

Posted 24 Jan 2017 News

Many remote communities still cut off

Unusually high rainfall is continuing to impact on most remote communities across the Barkly.

Posted 24 Jan 2017 News

Friends of the cemetery meet

The inaugural meeting of Barkly Regional Council’s Friends of the Cemetery committee was held in mid-January.

Posted 23 Dec 2016 News

Committee nominations open

Nominations have been called for a vacancy on the council committees.

Posted 23 Dec 2016 News

Want to be a lifeguard?

Do you want to train as a lifeguard and work at the pool?

Posted 23 Dec 2016 News

Edna Beryl our best possible gift

The announcement by Emmerson Resources about the future of mining on the Edna Beryl lease was perhaps the best Christmas present Tennant Creek has had

Posted 23 Dec 2016 News

Council staff lead the way

Congratulations to a number of council staff who were honoured at recent higher education graduations.

Posted 22 Nov 2016 News

Sorry the storm blew our movie away!

The pool will be opening at night again to make up for the wind last week.

Posted 22 Nov 2016 News

New local focus on feral animals

Feral animals are the target of a new program across the Barkly region.

Posted 22 Nov 2016 News

Elliott accepts the challenge

The search is on to find the best basketball teams in the Barkly.

Posted 10 Nov 2016 News

Call for doubling of road funding

A national conference has called for a doubling of funding for roads administered by local councils

Posted 10 Nov 2016 News

Facelift for old church building

Functions and special events at Tennant Creek’s Christ The King Catholic Church will soon be held in much better surroundings.

Posted 4 Nov 2016 News

Gas pipeline update

Chief Minister Michael Gunner met with Chinese Government and industry officials, including one of the key stakeholders in the Northern Gas Pipeline

Posted 28 Oct 2016 News

In the swim

Royal Life Saving is holding a water safety awareness program and teaching course at the Tennant Creek Swimming Pool.

Posted 28 Oct 2016 News

Nominate an unsung hero today

You have until 4 November to nominate an individual or community group for the 2017 Barkly Region Australia Day Awards.

Posted 26 Oct 2016 News

Barkly Weather Radar

Locals are being invited to fill in a survey to help reinstall the Barkly weather radar.

Posted 25 Oct 2016 News

Community Grants 2016-17

The first round of Council's 2016-17 Community Grants Program opens on 1 November

Posted 24 Oct 2016 News

Coffee Club

Grab a cup of coffee while you're reading a book at the Tennant Creek Library.

Posted 14 Oct 2016 News

Have Your Say

​Barkly Regional Council (BRC) invites the public to comment on its amended Waste Management By-law.

Posted 11 Oct 2016 News

​Time to pool your ideas

Do you have a business or a business idea that you would like to run at the Tennant Creek Swimming Pool?

Posted 27 Sep 2016 News

Library Loves Donations

Donate your pre-loved DVDs or books to the Tennant Creek Library.

Posted 15 Sep 2016 News

Australia Day 2017 Working Committee

Want to be part of the best Australia Day in the NT? Then send in an expression of interest to join in the fun.

Posted 13 Sep 2016 News

Bringing the cemetery back to life

Council is seeking expressions of interest (EoI) from community volunteers for a ‘Friends of the Cemetery’ group.

Posted 13 Sep 2016 News

Local Authority Vacancy

Nominations are now open for one position on the Tennant Creek Local Authority

Posted 13 Sep 2016 News

Swimming Pool Reopens Soon

The Tennant Creek Swimming Pool will reopen on Friday, 30 September

Posted 12 Sep 2016 News

Blazing talent in the Barkly

A group of hip hop musicians from the Barkly have just returned from the prestigious Sand Tracks tour on the back of a NT Music Award win.

Posted 9 Sep 2016 News

Month for getting down to business

The 2016 October Business Month is jam packed with opportunities ... so don't miss out.

Posted 6 Sep 2016 News

Water Babies

Join in for three days of swimming, survival skills and fun from 13-15 September at the Tennant Creek pool.

Posted 24 Aug 2016 News

Volunteers needed for pool

​Make a splash this summer and become a volunteer for the town swimming pool

Posted 10 Aug 2016 News

Election time

​Voting in remote areas takes place throughout the Northern Territory from 17 to 27 August 2016.

Posted 9 Aug 2016 News

Calling for public submissions

Council is seeking community feedback for the draft Purkiss Reserve Fees and Charges 2016/17.

Posted 29 Jul 2016 News

Rates Update

Council has approved the rates declaration for 2016-2017.

Posted 26 Jul 2016 News

Free Home Security Assessment

Victims of Crime NT can help you to improve the security of your home.

Posted 26 Jul 2016 News

Call out for young people

Young leader is looking for participants in the Festival's three-day Camp Harmony

Posted 21 Jul 2016 News

Help the Barkly head in the right direction

Want to improve safety on the roads and paths in your community? Then have your say in this survey

Posted 19 Jul 2016 News

Join the Festival Team as a Volunteer

Be a part of the action for the community's premier annual event, Desert Harmony Festival.

Posted 19 Jul 2016 News

Flying trapeze - Book now!

If you would like a little more thrill in your mornings, then this is the activity for you.

Posted 19 Jul 2016 News

Elliott musicians scoop top song gong

Elliott musicians wowed judges and the audience at the 2016 NT Song of the Year Awards.

Posted 8 Jul 2016 News

Vacancy: Tennant Creek Local Authority

One position has become available on the Tennant Creek Local Authority

Posted 15 Jun 2016 News

Federal Election Early Voting

Early voting in Tennant Creek will begin on Monday, 27 June.

Posted 27 May 2016 News

Have Your Say - Regional Plan

Residents of the Barkly are encouraged to comment on the Council's draft Regional Plan and Budget 2016-17.

Posted 26 May 2016 News

Tenders for Fire Safety Services

E-Tenders are now open for the Provision of Fire Safety Services​ in the Barkly region.

Posted 26 May 2016 News

Budget Boost for Barkly

​Budget boost for Barkly from the Northern Territory Government receives mixed reception.

Posted 11 May 2016 News

Tenders for Traffic Management Study

E-Tenders are now open for a Traffic Management Study in the Barkly region.

Posted 10 May 2016 News

Da Vinci Exhibition Extended

Organisers of the Da Vinci Exhibition have extended its run to 26 June due to popular demand.

Posted 5 May 2016 News

Community Grants Now Open

The second round of the Council's 2015/16 Community Grants Program is now open.

Posted 4 May 2016 News

Elected Member Casual Vacancy

Council is calling for Expressions of Interest (EoI) to fill an Elected Member Casual Vacancy in the Patta Ward.

Posted 3 May 2016 News

Pool closure during Winter

The Town Pool is now closed for Winter.

Posted 3 May 2016 News

Lake Mary Ann Opening Hours

Council announces new opening hours for Lake Mary Ann.

Posted 21 Apr 2016 News

Community fire safety management begins

Controlled burns start in Tennant Creek and Elliott this weekend as part of a Hazard Abatement Program.

Posted 14 Apr 2016 News

Hop on to the new minibus service

Tennant Creek Transport is offering a new door-to-door service for locals.

Posted 14 Apr 2016 News

All aboard the big pink bus

BreastScreenNT mobile bus drives home importance of mammograms for women living in the bush.

Posted 29 Mar 2016 News

Cadetship with the Council

Barkly Regional Council (BRC) is currently seeking Expressions of Interest for a Cadetship within the Council.

Posted 24 Mar 2016 News

Public Tender

Design and Construction of ablution block for Atnungurrpa outstation NT - BRC 003-16

Posted 23 Mar 2016 News

Da Vinci Machines Exhibition

Delve into the mind of a genius with this award-winning interactive exhibition for all ages.

Posted 16 Mar 2016 News

The Write Stuff

Create and design a book and you could be the Young Territory Author of the Year.

Posted 16 Mar 2016 News

Jemena in gas talks with locals

Jemena will be in Tennant Creek next week to host briefing sessions on the Northern Gas Pipeline (NGP) project.

Posted 16 Mar 2016 News

Welcome for the new CEO

Council invites you to come to a morning tea to welcome the new CEO.

Posted 14 Mar 2016 News

International Women's Day

Local women celebrated the strength of women in the Barkly with two events

Posted 5 Mar 2016 News

Have Your Say

The deadline for community feedback on Council's footpath and laneway policies has been extended to 31 March.

Posted 4 Mar 2016 News

Tennant Creek Beautification Plan

Residents are advised that a planting project in town is scheduled to start in March.

Posted 19 Feb 2016 News

New CEO appointed

Council President Barb Shaw weclomes the new CEO Marion Smith.

Posted 11 Feb 2016 News

Sign up for Book Club

Be adventurous. Discover a new author.

Posted 9 Feb 2016 News

Tenders are open for Barkly homelands

Tenders are open for the provision of house maintenance and repairs in the Barkly.

Posted 5 Feb 2016 News

Purkiss Reserve Master Plan - Have Your Say

Members of the community are being invited to have their say on the Purkiss Reserve Master Plan.

Posted 1 Feb 2016 News

Newest citizens welcomed

Meet five brand new Aussies who became an Australian Citizen on Australia Day

Posted 1 Feb 2016 News

Aussie spirit shines

Games and races at Lake Mary Ann a star attraction for Australia Day.

Posted 28 Jan 2016 News

Tennant's best citizens celebrated

Residents of Tennant Creek honoured in the town's own Australia Day Awards.

Posted 22 Jan 2016 News

Australia Day 2016 Sponsors

A huge thank you to all our sponsors who have contributed to this Australia Day.

Posted 21 Jan 2016 News

Australia Day 2016 Program

There's still time to register for the Triathlon and you can register for all games on the day. See inside for full program.

Posted 12 Jan 2016 News

Australia Day is coming

Get ready for an action-packed Australia Day folks ...

Posted 12 Jan 2016 News

Australia Day Ambassador Visits Town

Catch up with the former NRL footballer Corey Payne at the Australia Day celebrations in Tennant Creek.

Posted 7 Jan 2016 News

Flooding prompts mosquito borne disease warning

Residents have been urged to protect themselves against mosquitoes, following recent floods.

Posted 6 Jan 2016 News

Pool closed due to contamination

The Tennant Creek swimming pool was closed yesterday at short notice due to contamination.

Posted 4 Jan 2016 News

What's new ...

Council will meet on 18 February 2016. Check inside for what's coming up and some highlights from late 2015.

Posted 4 Jan 2016 News

Town beautification strategy

A beautification plan for Tennant Creek has taken root with planting scheduled to begin in February.

Posted 4 Jan 2016 News

Library exhibits a chance to display Borella collection

Council has put in an expression of interest to house a permanent exhibition to commemorate Territory war hero Albert Borella.

Posted 19 Dec 2015 News

Splash pads a huge hit

Children can now keep cool in the hot summer months with the construction of two community splash pads.

Posted 18 Dec 2015 News

Christmas Lights Competition Winners

Winners of the Christmas Lights Competition have been announced.

Posted 16 Dec 2015 News

Free Landfill Access

Fees to local landfull to be waived post Christmas.

Posted 16 Dec 2015 News

Council Closures

Barkly Regional Council and Community Service Centres will be closed over the festive season.

Posted 16 Dec 2015 News

Lap Swimming Update

Early morning lap swim closures during holidays

Posted 30 Nov 2015 News

Christmas Lights Competition

Dust off your fairy lights and help Tennant Creek shine bright

Posted 27 Nov 2015 News

Alliance grows tourism prospects in Barkly

Council enters into new partnerships to promote the Overlander's Way from Townsville to Tennant.

Posted 27 Nov 2015 News

Gas pipeline reignites economic benefits

Council welcomes the recent news that the North East Gas Interconnector (NEGI) Pipeline will run from Tennant Creek to Mount Isa.

Posted 27 Nov 2015 News

Locals support White Ribbon Day

Locals wore orange clothes and white ribbons to mark the International Day of the Elimination of Violence Against Women this week.

Posted 16 Nov 2015 News

Council staff graduate

​Congratulations to Barkly Regional Council staff who graduated at a recent ceremony.

Posted 5 Nov 2015 News

BE RiverSafe Photo Contest

Watch out for ya mates when they're swimming, take a snap and win a prize all at the same time.

Posted 5 Nov 2015 News

Swimming Pool Hours

Council would like to advise that the pool is now open between 10am-12noon Monday to Friday

Posted 20 Oct 2015 News

Community Grants Now Open

Council has opened the first round of the 2015/16 Community Grants Program to support and assist community organisations.

Posted 20 Oct 2015 News

Australia Day Nominations Extended

You have two more weeks to nominate someone who makes the community a better place? Forms for Australia Day Awards inside.

Posted 13 Oct 2015 News

New pool to be launched next month

The new Tennant creek Swimming Pool will be officially launched on 2 November.

Posted 21 Sep 2015 News

NT Administrator Visit

The Northern Territory Administrator was given a tour of the new swimming pool complex during a recent trip to Tennant Creek.

Posted 17 Sep 2015 News

New swimming pool complex on track

Check out how the new Tennant Creek Pool is all going according to plan with this inside feature.

Posted 17 Sep 2015 News

Minister meets Elliott residents in ongoing housing crisis

The Minister for Local Government and Community Services met with residents of the Elliott community last week to discuss the housing crisis.