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2017 Northern Territory Local Government Elections

26 August


The LGANT Executive met for the first time this year on 17 February. We worked through a full agenda, which included:

  • the 2017-18 LGANT annual budget, strategic plan and annual priorities
  • nominations for the LGANT Executive vacancy which represents regional and shire councils
  • LGANT member council satisfaction survey results
  • LGANT Executive meeting dates for 2017
  • nominations to the Administration and Legislation Advisory Committee
  • submissions on whistleblower protection for the Independent Commission Against Corruption and the Senate inquiry into terminating ABC shortwave radio transmission
  • payment arrangements for street lighting repairs and maintenance
  • recognition of local government in the NT Ministerial structure
  • the outcome of local government representation reviews
  • a policy on holding a regional forum after the April General Meetings, and
  • the August 2017 council elections.

We also received updates on abandoned or derelict cars in council areas and the status of many plans pronounced in 2016 by the previous government which are now being reviewed by the current government.

Earlier this month I also provided a letter of support to the Australian Airports Association in favour of its 2017-18 Federal budget submission which has a focus on regional airports.

I would like to congratulate Mayor James Marrawal and Deputy Mayor Matthew Ryan on being elected into their respective offices for West Arnhem Regional Council following the resignation of Mayor Lothar Siebert. I would also like to express my thanks to Mayor Siebert for his work and contribution to local government.

Finally, as part of a program to attend council meetings throughout the NT, the LGANT CEO and I attended the City of Palmerston council meeting this Tuesday


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