LGANT Committee Representation

LGANT, on behalf of its members, facilitates the nomination of elected members or staff to external committees and organisations wanting local government representation. The following is a list of committees and organisations which LGANT has representatives on.

Administration and Legislation Advisory Committee

This committee makes recommendations to the Minister for Local Government largely on local government legislation and occasionally on operational issues relevant to local government management. It has representation from local government as well as the Department of Local Government and Community Services.

LGANT representatives: Tony Tapsell (LGANT), Vacant

Animal Welfare Advisory Committee

This committee makes recommendations to the Minister for Local Government on matters relevant to animal welfare. It has representation from local government as well as the Department of Local Government and Community Services and other organisations.

LGANT representative: Dr Emma Kennedy (East Arnhem Regional Council), Councillor Neil Price – Observer (Barkly Regional Council)

CouncilBIZ

This organisation has as its objects to facilitate the efficient provision of administration, information technology and financial services to member councils.

LGANT representative: Tony Tapsell (LGANT)

Heritage Council

This council advises the Minister on heritage places and objects.

LGANT representative: Mayor Steven Hennessy (Victoria Daly Regional Council)

Local Government Accounting Advisory Committee

This committee is established to provide advice to the Minister for Local Government as well as the Department of Local Government and Community Services on financial management and accounting practices and the legislation that can improve it.

LGANT representatives: Tony Tapsell (LGANT), Muhammad Waqas (West Arnhem Regional Council)

 

National Local Government Cultural Forum

This forum meets twice yearly for local government and other stakeholders to articulate and develop a national perspective on developing stronger cultural development practice in local government across Australia.

LGANT representatives: Tony Tapsell (LGANT)

 

National Local Government Drug and Alcohol Committee

This committee was formed to facilitate information exchange, promote member activities and encourage local government input to the National Drug Strategy 2004 – 2009.

LGANT representative: Mayor Steven Hennessy (Victoria Daly Regional Council)

 

 

NT Grants Commission

This organisations purpose is to make recommendations to the Australian Government through the Northern Territory Minister for Local Government on the distribution of financial assistance and local roads grants to local governments in the Northern Territory.

LGANT Municipal Representative: Mayor Damien Ryan (Alice Springs Town Council)

LGANT Municipal Alternative Representative: Vacant

LGANT Regional/Shires Representative: Councillor Steven Hennessy (Victoria Daly Regional Council)

LGANT Regional/Shires Alternative Representative: Councillor Ralph Blyth (West Arnhem Regional Council)

 

NT Ministerial Advisory Council on Multicultural Affairs

This committee aims to provide a voice for the multicultural community on issues of interest as well as high level and strategic advice to the Minister for Multicultural Affairs.

LGANT representative:  Alderman Bob Elix (City of Darwin)

 

NT Ministerial Advisory Council for Senior Territorians

This committee aims to provide a voice to government for Northern Territory Seniors on issues of importance as well as provide high level and strategic advise to the Minister for Senior Territorians.

LGANT representative:  Mayor Fay Miller (Katherine Town Council)

 

NT Place Names Committee

This committee makes recommendations to the Minister for Lands, Planning and the Environment about the naming of localities and streets.

LGANT representative: Councillor Brendan Heenan (Alice Springs Town Council)

 

NT Planning Commission

This commission ensures the NT planning system facilitates sustainable economic growth, protects environmental, cultural and heritage asssets and connects people and places.

LGANT representative: Brendan Dowd CEO (City of Darwin)

 

 

NT Water Safety Advisory Council

This committee makes recommendations to the Department of Local Government and Community Services on water safety issues.

LGANT representatives: Alderman Bob Elix (City of Darwin), Councillor Steven Hennessy (Victoria Daly Regional Council)

Regional Development Australia NT

This organisation has been established to strengthen regional communities and help them build their long-term economic, social and environmental sustainability.

LGANT representative: Mayor Damien Ryan (Alice Springs Town Council)

 

 

Road Safety Black Spots Committee

This committee makes recommendation and prioritises Federal Road Safety Black Spot project submissions to the Federal Minister for Transport and Infrastructure.

LGANT Representative: Peter McLinden (LGANT)

 

Settlement Planning Committee

This committee was formed as a cooperative endeavour between Commonwealth, Territory and Local Government agencies and community organisations to focus on settlement services for refugees.

LGANT Representative: Alderman Sue McKinnon (City of Palmerston)

 

Universal Subdivision Guidelines Management Committee

This committee brings together asset owners and the development industry to create an integrated document system that will streamline subdivision design and delivery.

LGANT Representatives: Mark Spangler (Director Technical Services, City of Palmerston); Lucio Cercarelli (General Manager Infrastructure, City of Darwin) and Julie Lambers, Manager Transport and Infrastructure, East Arnhem Regional

 

NT Weeds Advisory Committee

This Committee will provide high level advice to the Minister on the full range of weed-related matters impacting, or with the potential to impact, on land throughout the Northern Territory (NT) as well as  fostering acceptance of weed management plans and promoting integrated best practice weed control throughout industry and the wider community.

 

LGANT Representatives: TBA