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 is 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.
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.