The Local Government Association of the Northern Territory (LGANT) along with other State Local Government Associations and the ACT Government, make up the membership of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA).

LGANT has two Executive members, President Damien Ryan and Vice President Tony Jack, who are on the ALGA Board of Directors and they attend all ALGA events and meetings.

ALGA is a company limited by guarantee and the liability of members is limited as provided in its constitution.

Top Photo: David O’Loughlin President ALGA speaking at the 2017 Leadership Symposium at the Rydges Hotel Palmerston

Below Photo: Representatives from NT Local Government Councils with David O’Loughlin (front centre right) with Damien Ryan President LGANT (right)

Visit the Australian Local Government Association website for more information



A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Australian Local Government Women’s Association of the Northern Territory (ALGWA NT) and the Local Government Association of the Northern Territory (LGANT) sets out the terms and understandings to achieve gender equality in Local Government in the Northern Territory.

The purpose of this MOU is to provide a framework for how both partners will work to achieve a shared vision and collaborative approach for Local Government in the Northern Territory.

This will be achieved through activities that:

  • encourage and support women candidates to nominate for election to their local council
  • attend and facilitate information sessions for council participation and governance
  • encourage and support women to consider Local Government as a career choice
  • advocate on behalf of women in Local Government.

Visit the Australian Local Government Women’s Association NT (ALGWA NT) website for further information

The 5050 Vision Councils for Gender Equity Program is the first national accreditation and awards program which encourages councils across Australia to address gender equity issues within the organisation and among their elected representatives.

The program has been designed to be accessed by all councils, regardless of their size, location and progress on gender equity. Councils can apply for accreditation at three levels – starting with Bronze, then Silver and working up to the prestigious, peer reviewed Gold Award.

The accreditation of councils as a 5050Vision employer will make it easier for councils to attract, recruit and retain workers based on their abilities, skills and knowledge in a consistently fair workplace which offers and promotes work opportunities for all.

Target: To achieve an increase in the number of women in Local government who are elected representatives, mayors, CEO’s and GM’s, as well as other senior staff.


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