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Barkly Regional Council annual report 2018-2019



Barkly Regional Council annual report 2018-2019

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Annual report 2018-2019


Barkly Regional Council


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Barkly Regional Council

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Tennant Creek


Barkly Regional Council annual report; Annual Report


2018 - 2019

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Barkly Shire Council annual report

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In the 2017/2018 financial year, Council set a goal to provide services, facilities and programs to advance the region. An objective set for this goal was to identify new funded programs that fit within Councils strategic objectives to increase employment opportunities. At the beginning of 2019, Council secured a grant as part of the Barkly Regional Deal funding. BBRF - Background The $841.6 million BBRF supports the Australian Governments commitment to create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities into the future. This includes a further $200 million for a fourth round of the program which is anticipated to launch in late 2019. There are two streams of funding available under the program, the Infrastructure Projects (IP) stream and the Community Investments (CI) stream. The intended outcomes of the program are to: create jobs; have a positive impact on economic activity, including Indigenous economic participation through employment and supplier-use outcomes; enhance community facilities; enhance leadership capacity; and encourage community cohesion and sense of identity. The Infrastructure Projects stream supports projects which involve the construction of new infrastructure, or the upgrade or extension of existing infrastructure that provide economic and social benefits to regional and remote areas. While the Community Investments stream funds community activities, new or expanded local events, strategic regional plans, and leadership and capability strengthening activities. These projects will deliver economic and social benefits to regional and remote communities. Secured funding Infrastructure Projects Stream The Building Better Regions Fund grant, valued at $7.6 million, will be used to complete planning and commence construction from July 2019, of two new Youth Centres (one in Tennant Creek and one in Ali Curung), along with a Bicycle path through Tennant Creek and new skate park in Alpurrurulam. This important infrastructure will assist us in adhering to our goal to improve services, facilities and programs to advance the region. Building Better Regions Fund 12 2018 - 2019 Annual Report