Hurried work is continuing to ensure adequate food supplies are available in Tennant Creek.
This follows a fire which badly damaged the town's supermarket on Sunday night.
The Barkly Regional Council has been working alongside Julalikari Council Aboriginal Corporation, owners of the IGA Tennant Creek and IRAM, the IGA Store Management Company to keep the public informed of a solution due to the recent fire at the Tennant Creek IGA.
The IGA has been forced to temporarily close.
In the short term council urges all remote Barkly communities to do their supermarket shopping at their local community stores to avoid strain on the current Tennant Creek supplies.
Julalikari CEO Sam Ashton and Julalikari board chair Linda Turner want to assure residents of Tennant Creek that temporary operations for the continued IGA services will be running as soon as today from the Tennant Creek BP complex.
"Fruit and Veg will be available in the space previously occupied by Red Rooster, with the shed on the right side of the BP will house canned goods, other non perishables and deli meats.
New shelves are being put up now as well as inside the BP where additional supplies of bread will be available," Mr Ashton said.
"The timeline for this will rely on deliveries. Fruit and veg will be available from today.
"A truck is arriving today which will supply us with the non-perishables and deli meats for the shed location which should be operational by Monday."
"Once we receive our assessment on our former IGA location we can begin to plan more details of a long term strategy".
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