Remote residents have their say with mobile voting

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Are you ready have your say in the future of the Northern Territory?

Territorians aged 18 and over are required to vote in the NT election on August 27.

Residents living in communities in the Roper Gulf Regional Council local government area can take advantage of remote mobile voting for the Arnhem and Barkly electorates on the following days:


August 22

Ngukurr: Council Service Centre (12.30pm-4.30pm)

Rittarangu: Community (10am-10.30am)

August 23

Bulman: Council Meeting Room (9.45am-11.45am)

Weemol: Community (1.45pm-2.45pm)

August 24

Numbulwar: Council Meeting Room (8.15am-12.15pm)

Barunga: Council Meeting Room (12.30pm-3.30pm)

August 25

Manyallaluk: Community (2.45pm-3.30pm)

Beswick: Council Meeting Room (8.15am-12.15pm)

August 26

Mataranka: Community Hall (8.15am-10.15am)


August 17

Jilkminggan: Council Meeting Room (10am-12.30pm)

August 22

Minyerri: Council Meeting Room (10.45am-2.15pm)

August 23

Daly Waters: Hotel verandah (10am-10.30am)

August 24

Munyalini: Community (2.30pm-3pm)

Wandangula: Community (12.15pm-12.45pm)

King Ash Bay: King Ash Bay Fishing Club (9am-10.30am)

August 25

Kiana: Store (9.15am-10.15am)

Robinson River: Council office (12.30pm-2.30pm)

August 26

Borroloola: Store (8.45am-2pm)

August 27

Borroloola: Council office (8am-6pm)

Remember, voting is compulsory.

For other remote mobile voting locations, or more information, visit or call the NT Electoral Commission on 1800 698 683.

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Media Release: Mataranka sporting community scores goal with $175,000 upgrade

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Sports-mad Mataranka residents are gearing up to have more options in their backyard after
Roper Gulf Regional Council unveiled stage one of an upgrade to the town’s sport and recreation grounds this week.

The $175,000 upgrade will include the construction of a non-slip multipurpose court and roof, allowing basketball, netball, tennis and hockey to be played in Mataranka throughout the year.

The specialised playing surface is the key feature of the upgrade and will ensure competitors of all ages can enjoy their favourite sport, even when they have to take to the court against the Top End’s spectacular wet seasons.

Acting Mayor Judy MacFarlane said the announcement represented a major boost for Mataranka residents seeking local variety to their physical activity.

“This has been on the top of the town’s priority list for eight years,” she said.

“It is the first stage in something that will become a long-term asset for Mataranka, which has always been a community that’s revolved around sport.”

Acting Mayor MacFarlane added that the upgrade would attract visiting sporting teams in a flow-on benefit to the town.

“I’m hoping it makes a big difference, as it will allow Mataranka to host teams from Katherine and other places, which will bring more people into the town.”

Stage one of the upgrade has been made possible by a Northern Territory Government Community Benefit Fund grant through the Department of Business and is scheduled to be completed by June 2017.

View the full Media Release here.

SPORTING SUCCESS: Acting Mayor Judy MacFarlane inspects the site where Roper Gulf Regional Council will construct a $175,000 non-slip multipurpose court and roof for Mataranka’s sporting community.


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July newsletter is now available

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Roper Gulf Regional Council Newsletter-page-001In the July edition of the Roper Gulf Regional Council newsletter:

– Manyallaluk celebrates revival of community church

– Mataranka Skate Park a hit

– Out and About photos

– Council staff roll in new waste management trucks

– Jilkminggan youth camp out in their own backyard

– Remote mobile voting schedule for 2016 NT election

Read the July newsletter here.

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Media Release: Council operation unaffected by Mayor’s resignation

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It will be business as usual for Roper Gulf Regional Council after Mayor Tony Jack resigned on August 8 in order to run as a candidate in the 2016 Northern Territory election.

Mayor Jack formalised his nomination this week and Chief Executive Officer Michael Berto said the leadership change would have no impact on the operation of the Council.

Deputy Mayor Judy MacFarlane will assume the role of the Council’s Principal Member following the resignation, in accordance with Section 46 of the Local Government Act.

View the full Media Release here.


Roper Gulf Regional Council Mayor Tony Jack has resigned in order to contest the 2016 Northern Territory election.

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