The Local Government Association of the Northern Territory (LGANT) was first incorporated in 1992 as the single peak body representing Local Government in the Northern Territory.

LGANT is established as a body corporate by virtue of Section 242 of the Local Government Act of the Northern Territory. LGANT has a constitution, governance charter, strategic plan and annual budget which form the mainstay of its authority and operations.

LGANT is managed by an Executive Committee made up of four members from municipal councils , four from regional and shire councils and one member representing all councils. Executive Committee meetings are held monthly. The Executive Committee has power under LGANT’s Constitution to make decisions in between general meetings of LGANT which are usually held in April and November of each year.

The Chief Executive Officer has delegated authority for operational matters and reports through the Executive and also at general and council meetings.

The vision, mission and core values of LGANT are as follows:


For LGANT to lead, represent and be influential for the benefit of local government.


To provide leadership, support and influential representation for the local government sector on all issues.


To achieve the mission and vision identified, the guiding principle of LGANT is to be responsive to the needs of its members. Our values are:

  • Transparency
  • Honesty
  • Accountability
  • Responsiveness
  • Accessibility
  • Flexibility
  • Innovation


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