Preparations are well under way for the LGANT general meeting which is being held on 3-4 April 2014 in Katherine at the Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Art & Cultural Centre. The agenda for the meeting will be sent out to all councils next Thursday and while staff are waiting on some confirmations of attendance I expect there will be an excellent turnout of representatives from councils and the Northern Territory and Commonwealth Governments.
In the coming weeks and months we will be looking for stories on disability services whether it be an event, or just an outline of the services councils are performing. There is a new disability services award category in this year’s Local Government Awards which some councils may wish to nominate for. The winners in all categories of the awards will be announced at the National General Assembly of Local Government in Canberra in June 2014.
I look forward to catching up with all member council delegates and attendees at the LGANT general meeting in April 2014.
Damien Ryan, President