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Barkly Shire Council Animal Health Program

Barkly Shire Council

The Barkly Shire Animal Health Program has been implemented to provide regular veterinary services to Tennant Creek, to improve animal health in remote communities through reduction of skin diseases, ticks, worms and other parasites and also reduce the numbers of dogs roaming freely within these areas. It has achieved this through establishment of the Tennant Creek Veterinary Practice, regular casual employment of the local veterinarian and additional support staff for community programs and a strong partnership with AMRRIC and Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation. The overall program is financial sustained through a levy with local ratepayers.


Sponsored by Australian Government Department of Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government

Category Award

Contact name: Mr Brian Radovic
Contact position: Project Officer
Contact address: PO Box 821
  Tennant Creek
Contact phone: (08) 8962 0000
Contact fax:
Contact email: brian.radovic@barkly.nt.gov.au
Council's web site: http://www.barkly.nt.gov.au

Improving Services to Remote Communities :

This award recognises councils that have applied effective and/or innovative approaches to improve the range of services provided to communities that are distant from urban centres.

Visit the sponsor's web site: www.regional.gov.au


Last Updated: 17 October, 2013