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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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Australia Day Celebrations kicked off with Triathlon swimmers making a splash. Adults swam 200m, then cyclists and runners trekked 2km around the block with 21 participants competing this year. There was one team of youngsters who tackled the route with a 100m swim, 1km bike ride and 1km run. Locals then headed up to Battery Hill for an outback breakfast and official proceedings with the flag raising, playing of the National Anthem and Council Mayor Steve Edgington conducting the Citizenship Ceremony and Local Government Australia Day Awards. Highlight of the morning was the cutting of the Australia Day cake by Citizen of the Year Hal Ruger. Refuelled and ready for some fun, locals then headed out to Lake Mary Ann for an afternoon of novelty Aussie races, including thong throwing, egg catching, leaky bucket race, cold pie eating contest, tug of war and canoe race and free sausage sizzle, manned by Cr Hal Ruger. The Australia Day Awards, Welcome to Country and Citizenship Ceremony reflect the diverse, multicultural society and landscape of the Barkly and are an integral part of the celebrations. It is important to honour those who have done so much in the past and to welcome newcomers. The triathlon and the morning breakfast and official ceremonies, in particular, are becoming increasingly popular, highlighting the strong need to recognise the tireless work of community members. Its also a fun day highlighting a spirit of camaraderie that is unique to here, Mayor Steve Edgington. There were many different activities on offer, including the triathlon starting at the Tennant Creek swimming pool and afternoon games out at Lake Mary Ann. I would also like to extend my warmest appreciation to all those volunteers, local businesses and sponsors who contributed either time or money to make Australia Day such a special event in our community. Events like Australia Day are a success because the community becomes part of it and if you wish to be involved in Councils Australia Day for 2020 please let us know, Mayor Steve Edgington. Australia Day Celebrations 43Barkly Regional Council