Have your say on Roper Gulf’s 2015-16 Regional Plan

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_RGSC_Regional Plan_2015_v1.2-LowRes_Page_001The Roper Gulf Regional Council’s Draft Regional Plan 2015-16 is now available for public viewing and comment.

The Regional Plan will be open for comment from the Public for 21 days from 26 June 2015 to 16 July 2015.

RGRC welcomes and values comments, questions and suggestions regarding the Regional Plan. All constructive comments will be acknowledged and considered for incorporation in further plans.

RGRC’s rates declartion and notice is also available inside this plan.

Download your copy here >> [PDF Link]


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The May Newsletter is here

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NEWSLETTER_2015.05_Page_01The month of May has been very busy at Roper Gulf.

Download the latest newsletter to find out about:

  • The impact the Stronger Regions Funding could have had on our Region
  • The  lifeguard training at Borroloola
  • The Barunga Festival preparations
  • The successful Community Energy Efficiency Program

You can download your copy here >> [PDF Link]

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The Community Energy Efficiency Program nears completion in Roper Gulf Offices

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DSC_2873A half million-dollar Community Energy Efficiency Program is nearing completion in the Roper Gulf region having upgraded and massively improved the energy efficiency of Roper Gulf Regional Council business offices that serve the nine towns of the region. Comparative figure of electricity usage shows a nearly 50% reduction in power usage in Councils Service offices since the program began last year.

We can already see significant changes in the environment of these offices, they are better places to work in and have reduced energy usage and therefore power costs”, said Roper Gulf Regional Council Mayor Tony Jack.

“Simple actions like retrofitting energy efficient air conditioning, replacing door and window seals, improving insulation and painting roofs with reflective paint has balanced the internal temperature which means we do not need to use as much energy to maintain a good working temperature” Mayor Jack explained. Continue reading

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“Stronger Regions funding too focused on Darwin” says Mayor Jack

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DSC_3329Roper Gulf Regional Council’s Mayor Tony Jack expressed concern that recent announcements about Commonwealth National Stronger Regions Funding did not include any projects outside Darwin.

While the funding of an amazing $9 million upgrade of the Parap Pool will be a nice asset in the lifestyles of the people of the northern suburbs of Darwin it leaves some important development projects in the remote regions unfunded and under a real cloud”, said Mayor Jack. “It seems to reinforce the old Berrimah line”.

“I am really concerned that projects like the freight transport hubs that Roper Gulf Regional Council is planning for Numbulwar, Ngukurr and Borroloola will have to be put on hold despite having enough merit to already have raised $1 million co-funding with the Northern Territory Government.

These are real infrastructure projects with significant economic, safety and amenity benefit for these communities and the broader region. This funding will potentially be lost without Commonwealth financial support.

Other valuable projects across the north will also collapse for lack of adequate funding”. Continue reading

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