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 Housing and Community Development.

LGANT representatives: Tony Tapsell (LGANT), Councillor Jamie de Brenni (Alice Springs Town Council)

 

ANIMAL WELFARE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

This committee makes recommendations to the Minister for Primary Industry and Resources on matters relevant to animal welfare. It has representation from local government as well as the Department of Primary Industry and Resources and other organisations.

LGANT representative: Vacant

 

COASTAL & MARINE MANAGEMENT STRATEGY PARTNERSHIP GROUP

This partnership group is the major conduit for landowners, industry and community organisations to provide input into the NT Government’s Coastal and Marine Management Strategy.

LGANT representative: Alderman Robin Knox (City of Darwin)

COUNCILBIZ

This organisation’s objective is to facilitate the efficient provision of administration, information technology and financial services to member councils.

LGANT representative: Tony Tapsell (LGANT)

 

EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE SERVICE NT (EASA)

This organisation provides a range of counselling, conflict management, coaching, training and organisational development services to local organisations and their staff. 

LGANT representative: Michael Hummel (Barkly Regional Council)

HERITAGE COUNCIL

This council advises the Minister on heritage places and objects.

LGANT representative: Vacant

 

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTING ADVISORY COMMITTEE

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

LGANT representatives: Tony Tapsell (LGANT), Kerry Whiting (East 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 practices in local government across Australia.

LGANT representatives: Tony Tapsell (LGANT)

 

NATIONAL LOCAL GOVERNMENT DRUG AND ALCOHOL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The purpose of this Committee is to bring a balanced and considered local government perspective to alcohol and other drug issues in communities with a focus on providing safe and healthy entertainment districts and a reduction in alcohol and other drug related harms.

LGANT representative: Mayor Steven Edgington (Barkly Regional Council)

 

NT GRANTS COMMISSION

This organisation’s 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: Vacant

LGANT Regional/Shires Alternative Representative: Vacant

 

NT LIBRARY COMMUNITY REFERENCE GROUP

This group provides the opportunity for the public and key stakeholders to have a greater voice in the  NT Library’s future direction.

LGANT representatives: Alderman Simon Niblock (City of Darwin)

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: Vacant

 

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 advice to the Minister for Senior Territorians.

LGANT representative: Mayor Fay Miller (Katherine Town Council)

 

NT NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH BOARD

The goal of this board is to empower people to take responsibility for their own personal safety while encouraging them to participate with and support the Northern Territory Police in the prevention of crime and promotion of community safety.

LGANT representative: Alderman Gary Haslett (City of Darwin)

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: Vacant

 

NT PLANNING COMMISSION

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

LGANT representative: Robert Jennings CEO (Katherine Town Council)

 

NT WATER SAFETY ADVISORY COUNCIL

This committee makes recommendations to the Department of Housing and Community Development on water safety issues.

LGANT representatives: Vacant

 

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 recommendations and prioritises Federal Road Safety Black Spot project submissions to the Federal Minister for Transport and Infrastructure.

LGANT Representative: Peter McLinden (LGANT)

 

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 as well as fostering acceptance of weed management plans and promoting integrated best practice weed control throughout  industry and the wider community.

 

LGANT Representative: Peter McLinden (LGANT)

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