Beswick horticulture program to focus on Indigenous plantings

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Beswick Nursery and RJCP  (2)“Let a thousand flowers bloom”.

The Roper Gulf Regional town of Beswick located about 110 kilometres east of Katherine has started a new horticultural training and development program. The neat little town, already an oasis in the area, will get new plantings of Indigenous fruiting and medicinal trees and bushes as an extra outcome of the employment training project to be run by the Roper Gulf Regional Council Remote Jobs in Community Program (RJCP) and the Bachelor Institute.

The project is already at the stage of preparing irrigation systems and large improved soil beds for planting of Indigenous medicinal herbs and bush tucker plants. It will be an ongoing part of the employment training program in the town. Continue reading

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Call for Tender – Ngukurr’s Contractors Accommodation Refurbishment and Upgrade

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GRAPHIC_RGRC_logoTenders are being sought for:

Lot 297B Ngukurr – RGRC Contractors Accommodation Refurbishment and Upgrade.

All qualified contractors and registered builders are invited to tender for the above project.
The site inspection for all interested contractors will be held on Monday 14th October 2014 at 2.00pm.
For further information or enquiries, please contact the RGRC Project Manager: Khaled Aly on 08 8972 0403.

Alternatively submit your application now by following this link >>

Tender application closes on Monday 27th October 2014 at 2.00pm.

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Download your copy of the September Newsletter now

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RGRC Newsletter September 2014_Page_01September has been a busy month at Roper Gulf Regional Council.

Read more about it in the September Edition of the newsletter. You will find out about:

  • RGRC’s latest safety initiative – “Safe September”
  • Manyallaluk’s new civil hub
  • Ernest Numamurdirdi receiving an NT Safety Award
  • The energy efficient fit-outs currently occurring
  • Employee on the Month winners
  • How to apply for a Community Grant
  • How to have your say about Roper Gulf’s current electoral representation arrangements.

Download your copy by clicking this link (PDF LInk)>>

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Energy Efficient Fit Out for Council Offices – “a smarter way” says Mayor

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Green LightbulbRoper Gulf Regional Council will speed up improvement to the energy efficiency of its nine regional offices following the granting of just over $1/2 Million from the Australian Government.

The funding grant will pay for the upgrading of insulation, energy efficient lighting and air conditioning, timer switches and solar hot water. Improvements will provide both an improved working environment and long term cost saving in operating these facilities.

These energy efficiency improvements will also be a model demonstrating the benefits of improved energy management practices for both Council and the broader community. Linked with the installation of newer and more efficient materials and fit out will also be community education programs looking at both energy and water conservation. Continue reading

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Keeping Children safe – Numbulwar’s Ernest Numamurdirdi receives the Northern Territory” Play your Part” Award

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Ernest Numamurdirdi and Elaine MamarikiNumbulwar’s Night Patrol Team leader Ernest Numamurdirdi was announced the NAPCAN NT Play your Part Award winner for 2014. The award recognises inspiring prevention initiatives of individuals, communities and organisations that have played their part in creating safer communities for children and young people.

Ernest is Team Leader of the Night Patrol within Roper Gulf Regional Council Numbulwar town community. Ernest has worked with the Night Patrol for five years, and been a Team Leader for the past one year. Ernest’s peers attest to the fact that he has a natural flair for engaging with kids and youth. Ernest spends time talking to youth at schools in the afternoons, making sure they are heading home or to sporting activities. He is considered a role model within the community, and encourages youth to get involved in activities in order to keep them safe and out of trouble. He ensures that these young people get to their training, and get a routine of keeping up with their commitments. Continue reading

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