The LGANT Executive Meetings are generally held on a monthly basis at the LGANT office in Darwin with the Executive members participating in person or by teleconference.

The Executive is able, under the LGANT Constitution, to make decisions on behalf of the Association in between General Meetings. Decisions from Executive Meetings can feed into the agenda for general meetings and vice versa. These meetings are governed by the LGANT Constitution and Governance Charter.

To view other LGANT Executive Meetings click here.


The Executive and staff review the LGANT strategic plan each February and this report includes feedback on achievements against the plan for that financial year.

The 2018 Strategic Planning meeting is yet to be confirmed.



LGANT holds two General Meetings each year, and its Annual General Meeting (AGM) after the second General Meeting. At the April/May General Meeting, members approve the LGANT annual budget, membership subscriptions and strategic plan. At the AGM, the financial statements and Annual Report for the previous financial year are tabled.

All of the meetings have a conference segment where key note speakers are given the opportunity to present on important issues affecting local government. The meetings are run over two days and held either in Darwin or Alice Springs. A range of matters including policy development, decision-making, networking and information sharing are discussed at the meetings. Decisions made at General Meetings are binding on LGANT and the processes followed are determined under LGANT’s Constitution and Governance Charter.

Under the LGANT Constitution, any two councils may call for a Special General Meeting. However, these meetings have a restricted agenda usually to resolve single issues.

To view other LGANT Meetings click here.

To view upcoming Reference Group meetings click here.


The CEO forum  is an opportunity to bring together the Chief Executive Officers of Northern Territory local governments, associate members and the Local Government Association of the Northern Territory (LGANT) to discuss and resolve:

  • legislative change or compliance
  • policy development proposals
  • issues with the Territory and Australian Governments
  • recommendations from all of the reference groups.

The CEO forum is also used as a forum for collaboration where expertise can be used on matters of common interest and where a mutual benefit is apparent. The Forum meets twice a year and the meetings are held prior to the general meetings in Darwin and Alice Springs.

The LGANT representative for the CEO Forum is Tony Tapsell.

The Mayors and Presidents’ Forum provides an opportunity for Mayors and Presidents to discuss issues related to the General meeting agenda and other matters that require attention at this level.  The Forum meets twice a year and the meetings are held prior to the general meetings in Darwin and Alice Springs.

The Regional and Shires Forum is an opportunity for representatives from regional and shire councils to discuss important issues that are relevant to those councils in regional areas as distinct from those issues in municipal council areas.

To view all upcoming forums click here.

The following images were taken during the2017 Leadership Symposium for Mayors, Presidents, Deputies and CEO at the Rydges Hotel Palmerston during the 5-6 October:


To view upcoming Council meetings click here.


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