Media Release: Council congratulates latest cohort of Community Night Patrol graduates

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SAFER COMMUNITIES: Roper Gulf Regional Council staff are congratulated by Deputy Mayor Judy MacFarlane and Chief Executive Officer Michael Berto before taking time out to consider their educational success, and what it means for safety in their respective communities, after graduating with a Certificate III in Community Night Patrol on November 24.

SAFER COMMUNITIES: Roper Gulf Regional Council staff are congratulated by Deputy Mayor Judy MacFarlane and Chief Executive Officer Michael Berto before taking time out to consider their educational success, and what it means for safety in their respective communities, after graduating with a Certificate III in Community Night Patrol on November 24.

Eight Roper Gulf Regional Council staff that converged on the classroom to help improve safety in their respective communities have been lauded at a special Charles Darwin University graduation ceremony on November 24.

The staff, who are based in Borroloola, Ngukurr, Beswick, Barunga, Manyallaluk and Jilkminggan, completed the Certificate III in Community Night Patrol and were presented with their qualification in front of more than 300 people at the CDU event, which was held at Katherine’s Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre.

Community Night Patrols play a vital part in minimising antisocial behaviour and alcohol abuse in 11 communities in the Roper Gulf region, and Chief Executive Officer Michael Berto said the qualification provided the staff with a nationally-recognised pathway to add capacity to the Council’s service delivery.

“Community Night Patrol is an extremely important part of what Council does in our remote communities on behalf of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet,” he explained.

“It is more often than not the first line of defence against antisocial behaviour and promoting community safety, which comes with a complex set of challenges made tougher by the tyranny of distance.

“Our Community Night Patrol staff are seen as role models in their communities, and the eight that graduated this week now have a formal qualification that adds to the skills they have learned in the course of their duties.”

The graduates are Alistair Andrews, Dwayne Gordon, Nicodemus Farrell, Vanessa McCale, Adrian Doctor, John Sigai, Ian Daylight and Russell Agalara.

View the full Media Release here.

Council auction to offer range of four-wheel drives, trucks and machinery

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tm_dar_councilauction_postera3_nov16_2-page-001Multiple lots will go under the hammer when Manheim auctions off a range of four-wheel drives, trucks and machinery at Roper Gulf Regional Council’s 2 Crawford Street site on November 26.

The Katherine auction represents an opportunity for individuals and businesses to purchase ex-Council fleet vehicles that have been well maintained and are in good condition.

Interested parties can bid in person, online, or by using a Manheim representative as a proxy.

The auction will begin at 10am.

To view the lots being offered, visit the Manheim website.

To register for online bidding, click here, or to complete a buyer registration card, click here.

For more information, call Hayden Dean on 0400 884 708, or Ross Hannagan on 0408 644 724.

 

 

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Finance Committee Meeting agenda now available

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The agenda for the November 23 Finance Committee Meeting in Katherine is now available.

Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting and participate in question time.

Click here to download a copy of the agenda.

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Nominations for Australia Day Local Government Awards now open

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COMMUNITY SPIRIT: If you know someone in your community who is worthy of recognition on Australia Day, now is your chance to nominate them for Roper Gulf Regional Council’s Australia Day Local Government Awards.

Do you know someone who tirelessly goes above and beyond for the betterment of your community? Have you attended a community event in the past 12 months you think is worthy of recognition on January 26, 2017?

Nominations are now open for Roper Gulf Regional Council’s Australia Day Local Government Awards in Barunga, Beswick, Borroloola, Bulman, Jilkminggan, Manyallaluk, Mataranka, Ngukurr and Numbulwar.

Until December 16, you can nominate someone in your community in a range of award categories, including Citizen of the Year, Youth Citizen of the Year and Community Event of the Year.

For more information about what awards are up for grabs in your community, or to obtain a nomination form, visit your Council office.