Have your say about our Council’s Region – Electoral Review

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GRAPHIC_RGRC_logoPursuant to the provisions of Section 23 of the Local Government Act 2008, the Roper Gulf Regional Council is undertaking a review so as to assess the adequacy of the electoral representation arrangements presently in place and, in particular, whether they provide the most effective possible representation for the Council area. The review must be completed by the 31st March 2015 in order to have any proposed amendments put into effect before the 2016 Local Government elections. Continue reading

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Round Two Community Grants Now Open

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Community Grants 2014 Round 2Applications are now being sought for Community projects within the Roper Gulf Region that will benefit:

  • Local community events and activities
  • Economic development
  • The physical or natural environment

Applicants may apply for either $1,000 or $3,000 grants.

Applications for Round Two are now open and close on the 15th October 2014.

Please visit our Community Grants page by clicking here for further information >>

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Roper Gulf’s latest Newsletter

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GRAPHIC_RGRC Newsletter August 2014_Page_01The latest edition of the newsletter is now available for download.

Read about Ngukurr’s latest RJCP construction project, the Ordinary Meeting of Council in Numbulwar and the safety award winners.

Download your copy here (PDF Link) >>

If you would like to subscribe to our newsletter, please email roper.governance@ropergulf.nt.gov.au

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Beswick Bears bring home the TCU Cup

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The mighty Beswick Bears triumphed last weekend in winning the Traditional Credit Union CU Cup played in Katherine after a clear win against Jilkminggan 97 to 25. The Cup is awarded at the end of the minor Championship before the final season.

The Bears are a strong local team from Beswick, a small town of 350 people, where AFL footy is a lifestyle not just a game. The local team has been one of the standout clubs in the region and has extended its influence in the TCU Cup. Continue reading

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Hodgson Downs our Tenth Local Authority

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PHOTO_Hodgson Downs LA MembersThe first meeting of the Hodgson Downs Local Authority on the 20th August has marked the completion of the establishment of 10 Local Authorities in the Roper Gulf Regional Council.

The Northern Territory Government’s Regional Governance Review in 2013 directed Local Government to establish Local Authorities in their regions to represent local communities in planning and local issues.

Roper Gulf has a been a leader in establishing Local Authorities and first meeting of the Hodgson Downs Local Authority (known also as Minyerri) completes the list of Roper Gulf Regional Council’s Local Authorities to be established. Continue reading

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