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MEDIA RELEASE                   10 June  2021


Battery Hill Funds Submission

Following yesterday’s Barkly Tourism Group meeting chaired by Central Tourism Australia, and involving Tourism NT, Barkly Regional Council, local tourism operators and other key stakeholders, a proposal is being developed to grow tourism in the region.

Spearheaded by Tourism NT, a cabinet submission will be prepared with the hopes of securing $6 million in funds from the NT Government.  This would be combined with the Turbo Charging Tourism funds of $2.3 million to enhance the Battery Hill Mining Centre facilities and experiences for visitors to the centre.

The amount is based on a report by Jacobs consultancy group, one of several potential options put forward to enhance local offerings in the Barkly Region.  

Mayor, Barkly Regional Council, Jeffrey McLaughlin, and Member for Barkly, Steven Edgington whole heartedly support this submission and believe that this is a true milestone in the collaboration of the newly formed Barkly Tourism Group.

Mayor McLaughlin noted the significance of this collaborative outcome, stating;
As Australians turn inwards and travel restrictions remain in place, this is the perfect time to invest in our region and strike while the iron is hot. It’s about time the tourism market in the Barkly gets the focus and attention it deserves.”
Member for Barkly, Mr Steven Edgington agreed, adding After years of neglect by the Northern Territory Government, it’s time to invest the dollars badly needed to enhance the visitor experience and length of stay with contemporary facilities that will showcase Tennant Creek and the Barkly region.”

If you would like to find out more, or give feedback on the submission please email Council at; or call on 08 8962 0000, or contact your Member for Barkly's office on 08 8962 4641.
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