• LDM Workshops were held on 27-28 August 2018 in Tennant Creek with DCM, Barkly Regional Council and the Barkly Regional Coordination Committee in which BRC agreed to partner with DCM to progress planning towards a regional approach to LDM.
  • On 10 December 2018, Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie, Minister for Regional Services, Sport, Local Government and Decentralisation, Chief Minister the Hon Michael Gunner MLA and Barkly Regional Council Mayor Steve Edgington signed the Barkly Regional Deal ‘Statement of Intent’ PDF (1007.4 KB), and made a joint commitment of $60 million to support the deal. The $60 million investment will be spent to address local priorities and is currently being negotiated with the Commonwealth and Northern Territory Governments, the Barkly Regional Council and the broader community, including Aboriginal leaders and communities.
  • The Department of Education has a three year plan, and will establish Local Engagement and Decision Making (LEaD) committees in 34 remote community schools in 2019 with a further 20 to be established in 2020.
  • NT Police is trialling Service Level Agreements with communities to ensure police services are based on the specifics needs of the community. These include Tennant Creek and Alpurrurulam.
  • The $78.4 million Barkly Regional Deal was launched by all three levels of Government on Saturday 13 April 2019. Barkly Regional Deal PDF (4.8 MB)