Candidate information sessions

LGANT, in collaboration with the NT Electoral Commission (NTEC) and the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), is holding information sessions around the NT for those interested in running for the 2017 Local Government Elections. All councils are...

Community grants program now open

Councils and organisations can now apply for the 2017 SUEZ Community Grants to social and environmental projects that contribute to a stronger community and healthier environment. Individual grants range from $1000 to $15,000. Applications close 5 May. For more...

Democracy Dash

Teams of senior students dashed around the Darwin CBD during National Youth Week completing challenges and activities with organisations involved in the upcoming council elections. During the ‘amazing race’ style event, the students set off from Civic Park and went to...

National Yellow Ribbon Road Safety Week 2017

The Territory’s road safety fatality rate is three times the national per capita average. Each year, on average, 48 people are killed and 542 seriously injured on Territory roads. Speed is a factor in a quarter of these road deaths. Road crashes impose far reaching...

Meeting procedure training

Fifteen staff and elected members from four councils attended a meeting procedures training workshop at the Katherine Town Council on 19 April. Some of the issues addressed include: knowledge of the legislation/ policies meeting timeframes agendas minutes plan for...

LGANT governance training

LGANT also offers a suite of modules for current elected, local authority and staff members. These include: roles and responsibilities of elected and local authority members Code of Conduct meeting procedures reading and understanding financial reports community...