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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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Jerry the Germ came out for a visit during NAIDOC week, as part of the No Germs on Me initiative Jerry helps kids wash their hands properly. Kids would rub a glitter cream over their hands which represent the germs and observe under the UV light which makes the glitter cream glow; kids would then wash their hands and check again under the light to see if they have missed any germs. Environmental Health Actions & Community Engagement Annual Town Survey with Medical Entomology, two teams conducted inspections of properties within the town and industrial area searching for any signs of mosquito breeding. All specimens were identified by an Entomologist and returned negative of any exotic mosquito species. The annual survey is a monitoring program which follows the successful work of the Dengue Eradication Program and contributes to the Northern Territory being one of a few tropical regions which is Dengue Mosquito free. During the month of March, a charity event called Laps for Life began. Laps for Life is a month long swimming event organised by the Reach Out campaign aimed towards helping youth who are suffering with a mental illness. The idea is to swim as far as possible in the space of one month and to find sponsors who are willing to donate towards your cause. This year, the pool hosted a number of individuals who were eager to make their mark with one particular individual, Lynece Odea swimming as far as 50km, thats 2000 laps!!! She also managed to raise $4013.20! In April 2019, Tennant Creek Swimming Pool received a Royal Life Saving Australia Award for outstanding leadership in community water safety through successful management of the swimming pool. Tennant Creek Town Swimming Pool 40 2018 - 2019 Annual Report