“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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Ordinary women – Extraordinary Lives

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DSC_1165A celebration of Indigenous women from throughout the Katherine region will be held on the 17 and 18 June at the Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Cultural Centre in Katherine East.

The organisers say that the celebration will be, “…a great opportunity to be inspired by the achievements of women who achieve positive things in their community, day by day, and to talk with others, share your stories, grow from them… and go home inspired.”

The celebration will look at ideas, successes and difficulties through open discussion that everybody can join in. “Mostly we will talk about how as women we can stand up and be strong in our communities, help each other and be strong leaders. We will hold panels on both our strong leaders and our young people”.

Registration is now open through Victoria Daly Regional Council or by contacting Jayne Nankivell – nank.dek@rbe.net.au 0409117107

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RGRC is seeking tenders

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tenders-but11Roper Gulf Regional Council is currently seeking tenders for the civil works and construction of a Council Depot at Lot 1348 (63) Chardon Street, Katherine.

Tenders are welcome from head contractors for all works or as individual packages in the following areas:

  • Administration Building Works
  • Building Shed Works
  • Civil and Site Servicing Works

For more information, please follow this link – Tenders >>

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Our April Newsletter is now available

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Roper Gulf Regional Council Newsletter April 2015_Page_01April has been a busy moth for Roper Gulf. Download your copy of the Newsletter to find out about:

  • Our newest Elected Member from Borroloola
  •  The sport and recreation activities from the Region
  • Ngukurr’s International Women’s Day celebrations
  • Mataranka’s ANZAC Day production and celebrations
  • National Youth Week activities
  • Jilkminggan’s Mirror Mirror Play

Download your copy here (PDF Link)>> 

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