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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


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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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Operations Directorate The Director of Operations role has now been in place since December 2017. This position was created to provide technical and operations support for Area Managers and team leaders on each of the Barkly communities. It was decided that if Council was to effectively serve the residents of a region one and a half times the size of Victoria a separate position needed to be created and dedicated to the following KPIs: Direct, oversee and monitor Council core delivery services in the Barkly communities; Develop and maintain effective communication links with communities, Council offices in Tennant Creek, the Governance Officer and relevant stakeholders; Ensure all operational and project management work practices comply with NT Work Safe and Work Health and Safety requirements; and Provide support to Area Managers to facilitate Local Authority Meetings and ensure that all meetings work within the Local Government Act and guidelines. Facilitate the role out of the Barkly Regional Deal through the Communities. Key Challenges Keeping Local Authority members engaged and ensuring they attend meetings every month. Ensuring Local Authorities spend their allotted funding to enable more funds for future community projects. The sheer size of the region and the tyranny of distance is an ongoing factor as is the condition of roads, some of which are impassable during the wet season. This past year we have trialed the use of charter planes to move around the communities more efficiently for the local Authority meetings. Ascertaining external funding for Community projects and making sure this is spread evenly throughout the Barkly Communities. Key Highlights The conception and initial role out of the Barkly Regional Deal. This will have a dramatic effect on the entire Barkly Region. The Operations Directorate will assist in communicating all Governance table and working group reports to the communities and likewise information coming from the communities back in. Monthly visits to Area Managers on each Barkly community to provide additional support and highlight where resources are needed. Visits coincide with LA Meetings; Receiving funding for two basketball shelters at both Ali Curung and Wutunugurra, both of which have been completed. Working with the Local Authorities to supply Council with community project ideas for the Councils five-year infrastructure plan as part of the Regional Plan 2019-20 and the five-year Regional Plan 2018-2023; Four visits annually to Tennant Creek by Area Managers to discuss projects, attend any Tennant Creek based PD courses and meet with key stakeholders including the NTG, NDIS, Aged Care, NT Police, NTGs Tourism and Culture, Prime Minister and Cabinet and Council staff; Networking with other service providers to get better outcomes for communities in the Barkly, such as infrastructure upgrades; and the effective relationships with our new CDP providers. Assisting Indigenous staff to apply for higher duties and undergo extra training within the organisation to facilitate their Professional Development. 49Barkly Regional Council